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I think most Americans think of it as a necessary evil. Yes, the bombing could have been avoided, but at horrific cost and a longer war. Many more lives would likely have been lost, both American and Japanese due to a longer war and probable invasion of Japan proper. Plus, for those with more history knowledge, Soviet Russia was on the verge of entering the main war with Japan, having already completed a success invasion of Manchuria. (side note: the Soviets captured the large Japanese army of north China, an army with excellent weapons. These arms were turned over immediately to the Chinese Communists, who, thus equipped, were able to defeat the Nationalist Chinese who were pro-American. This gigantic disaster in American foreign policy, ie, not properly supporting the Nationalists, is still being felt today. Point being, the Soviets were in no way an American ally in the war, just in it to expand their own power.) Had the Soviets invaded the Japanese home islands they'd have laid waste to them just like they did Germany. There would have been a division of the islands into American and Soviet spheres. Japan would not have been able to rebuild their economy to the world class stature it achieved by 1980.

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Q: What is the American perspective on the bombing of Hiroshima?
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Hiroshima severely damaged, Nagasaki bombing ended the war


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Was the hiroshima bombing an accident?

No


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The Japanese refused to surrender after the atomic bombing of what?

The bombing of Hiroshima, they surrender after the bombing of Nagasaki.


What did Hitler have to with the bombing of hiroshima?

Hitler had no connection with the bombing of Hiroshima, and in fact, was dead at the time. You need to do some reading on history.


What did the American government do to help people of Hiroshima after the bombing?

The US spent about 15 years to rebuild Japan.


Who was the Japanese general in Hiroshima during the the Hiroshima bombing?

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Was science involved in Hiroshima?

Nuclear science was used in the bombing of Hiroshima.


What led to bombing of Nagasaki?

The failure of Japan to surrender after the bombing of Hiroshima.


What year was the bombing of hiroshima?

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Did Churchill oppose bombing of hiroshima?

No.