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Because it abruptly put an end to a bloody war which they started by bombing our Navy at Pearl Harbor. They were irrational fanatics, bent on expanding their empire and would have entrenched and fought to the death had we invaded. Countless thousands of American troops and those of our allies as well as Japanese troops and civilians themselves were saved by our action. We simply wanted the war to be "over" so President Harry Truman "explained" it to them in a language they apparently finally understood. I was 10 years old at the time and, in those days, we did not play "pussyfoot" war with our known enemies as our dysfunctional liberal politicians prefer us to do now. After being effectively defeated and driven back to Japan, the Japanese military refused to surrender and the Japanese Emperor was encouraging his private citizens to protect their homeland from invasion. The rest of the world considered that the Japanese efforts to take over the islands of the Pacific were unacceptable, especially since they had been so ruthless and deceitful. When Japan refused to surrender, even after severe bombing of the major cities, it was calculated that between 750,000 to 1,000,000 troops would loose their lives in an effort to invade Japan, and that at least as many Japanese citizens would die as well. Just forgetting about the Imperial attempts to take over the Pacific was not an option. The world demanded that the Japanese war machine be dismantled to avoid a second round in a few years. The league of nations had made that mistake with Germany at the end of WW1, and Germany rebuilt and tried to take over Europe again by invading other European nations in WW2, so most of the world did not want Japan to have a second chance. After looking at the number of probable deaths, it was determined that invasion was not a good idea. At about the same time, the Manhattan project had successfully tested a nuclear device. The military was given an opportunity to end the war without the loss of any more Allied lives. It was decided that if the citizens of the U.S. were to discover that the military had been forced to invade Japan and we had lost a million soldiers at a time that we had a device that would end the war without any further loss of life, the nation would have become enraged at the military and the government, and justifiably so.

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Q: Was it right to drop the atomic bomb on Japan?
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Was it justified to drop an atomic bomb on japan?

No, it was not justified to drop an atomic bomb on Japan

Was the US right to drop the atomic bomb on Japan?


What type of bomb was drop on japan?

atomic bomb

What bomb did harry Truman drop?

Harry Truman drop the Atomic Bomb on Hiroshima, Japan and Nagasaki, Japan.

When did the Germans drop an atomic bomb on Japan?

The Germans did not drop an atomic bomb on Japan or on anyone. It was the US which dropped two atomic bombs on Japan (specifically on the cities of Hiroshima and Nagasaki) in 1945.

Why did US drop atomic bomb on Japan?

to the the war with japan

Why would the US not drop the Atomic Bomb on Japan?

japan do not want to surender so usa have no choice then drop the atomic bomb so japan been forced to surendered . note : atomic have kill half of japan population ( not nulclear bomb ) :) .

What was the social impact of the drop of the atomic bomb in japan?

the social impact of the drop of the atomic bomb in japan are the following:many people were injuredhouses were destroid

Who surrendered to America after drop of atomic bomb?


Where did the first atomic bomb drop in japan?


Who approved the atomic bomb drop on japan?

the president and head general of the army at that time period approved of the drop of the atomic bomb.

When did us drop atomic bomb on japan?

The US dropped the atomic bomb (the little boy) on japan, on the 6th of august in 1945.

The name of the second plane to drop the atomic bomb on Japan?

The name of the plane that dropped the second atomic bomb on Japan is Bockscar.

What information would you want before making the decision to drop an atomic bomb on japan?

if you drop a bomb on japan, ninjas will die

When did they drop the first atomic bomb?

The first atomic bomb dropped on Hiroshima Japan August 6,1945.

Who was the president when you used the atomic bomb?

wodrow Wilson was the president that agreed to drop the atomic bomb on japan

Where did America drop a bomb in japan?

Hiroshima and Nagasaki(atomic bomb,not a nuke)

Why did Truman drop the atomic bomb?

Because Japan did not surrender with the first bomb.

Why did the Japan drop the atomic bombs on us?

Japan never dropped the atomic bomb on anyone. They did not have that technology.

Which city in Japan did the US drop the atomic bomb?


Where did the us drop the atomic bomb in japan?

Hiroshima and Nagasaki

Which city was the atomic bomb drop in Japan?

hroshima and nagasaki

Who is the man who drop the atomic bomb on Japan?

President Truman.

Why did Truman drop the second atomic bomb?

Because Japan did not surrender with the first bomb.

The first atomic bomb was drop?

On Hieroshima, japan, the 2nd one was on nasakkige, japan,