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WW2 was the world's last TOTAL WAR. Total war meaning fought to win with any weapons available (minus Chemical Weapons by treaty signed after WW1). The Atomic Bombings brought man into the atomic age (1945). Without the bombings there would have been no Cold War, no Atomic Age, no end to WW2 without millions of more deaths (for both sides). Only one nation had atomic weapons at the time of the atomic bombings; so it was a good idea. If other nations had the "bomb" it would have been a bad idea. Then it would have been a nuclear war. Such as it was when the Soviets (Russians) tested their first atomic bomb in 1949. Atomic Weapons created a COLD WAR (A stand-off between atomic armed countries). Total wars CANNOT be fought any longer without risking total destruction to both sides, referred to as, "Mutually Assured Destruction" during the cold war (1945-1990). Only conventional wars, not involving NUCLEAR WEAPONS (called "Limited Wars") could be safely fought during the cold war.

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Q: Was it a good idea or a bad idea to bomb Japan with the atom bombs?
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