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What were the arguments for and against the bombing of Japanese cities in World War 2?

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For: It was the fastest way to end the war with Japan which saved many allied lives. Also, here's a little published fact. Japan's attempt to launch a Nuclear (yes Nuclear) attack on the United States was eminent and therefore, a speedy end to the war was needed. Against: We would have beaten Japan anyway and so there was no need to use such a devastating method.

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Those two cities were industrial and Truman thought that bombing them would cripple the Japanese economy.

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The bombings of the Japanese cities of Hiroshima and Nagasaki hastened the end of the war with Japan .

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How many people were instantly killed in the first bombing of World War 2?

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