What was the Japanese response to American use of atomic bombs?
At first the Japanese continued fighting but after the second bomb was dropped they surrendered ending this portion of WWII.
The reason for using the Atomic Bomb in WWII was to prevent an invasion of the Japanese homeland. If the U.S. would have invaded the Japanese homeland there would have been more casualties both American and Japanese and WWII would have lasted longer. People say the U.S. should have never have dropped Atomic Bombs because the Japanese didn't drop A-Bombs on them, but the Japanese would have if they could have.
The two atomic bombs dropped on the cities of Hiroshima and Nagasaki, finally forced Japan to give up, so stopping the war in Asia. It is contentious, but the bombs did save many American lives (and also prevented the loss of many Japanese lives) if the American forces had needed to invade the main Japanese islands.
The two bombs were dropped on the Japanese cities of Hiroshima and Nagasaki, August 6 and 9, 1945, respectively. They forced the Japanese to surrender, and though the bombs were a terrible weapon, they did save many American lives. It was considered that the loss of American lives, as they fought ever closer to the Japanese main islands, would be terrific.
Two atomic bombs were dropped on the Japanese cities of Hiroshima and Nagasaki. With the prospect of further atomic bombs being dropped by the Americans, Japan had either to fight onto the bitter end, or surrender. Thankfully, by Japan surrendering, further bloodshed of American forces and Japanese civilians was avoided.
How did the way Japanese fought in the Pacific affect the decision to use the atomic bomb against japan?
The Japanese were expected to fight to the last man (and woman). This meant that the casualties, especially on the American side, would be astronomical. By dropping two atom bombs on Hiroshima and Nagasaki, the Japanese were forced to surrender, before the American forces had to fight their way on to the Japanese mainland. Though the bombs were terribly destructive weapons, and killed many Japanese, with many dying later from radiation sickness, because the bombs…
As the American forces captured island after island, the resistance from the Japanese was terrific, and the loss of American lives was huge. It was considered that attacking the main islands would be too costly in American lives. Though the atomic bombs, dropped on Hiroshima and Nagasaki, was like nothing anyone had seen before (and let's hope we never see the like again) they did cause the Japanese to surrender, so saving many, many American…
There were a few disagreements since the bombs had been developed to drop on Germany. They were not built to be used on Japan. The American public however (not knowing about the atomic bombs) put up a huge protest to end the war. So the only way the Presidential Cabinet could see to end the war was to use the atomic bombs since the Japanese leaders were not about to surrender. It did work. The…