The two Atom bombs killed about two hundred thousand people. This is about the same as two conventional thousand plane raids. After they were dropped the war ended. If we had invaded instead, it was estimated that *at least* one hundred thousand American soldiers would have been killed and one million Japanese would have been killed. The atom bombs saved many lives. Michael Montagne
He wanted to avoid an invasion of Japan.
See "The Planned Invasion of Japan: Bibliography of works by D. M. Giangreco" at http://www.waszak.com/giangreco_bibliography.htm .
the leaders were very angre with the invasion of manchuria!
During the early part of World War Two, the distance of Japan was so far from the US that the Pacific Ocean protected Japan from invasion. The Chinese had no chance to invade Japan and the USSR had an agreement not to engage in combat until the very last days before Japan's surrender.
The sea around it.
In the past, the sea around Japan helped to protect them from invasion. However, after the USA developed the atom bomb, the difficulty of invading Japan influenced them to drop the atom bomb.
It prevented a conventional invasion of Japan itself and the casualties that would have accompanied that invasion.
It stopped a Mongolian invasion.!
No, in fact they were preparing for an invasion of mainland Japan.
Their invasion fleet was wrecked by a tsunami.
The WWII invasion of Alaska by Japan.
japan won it
The capture of the island of Okinawa in the summer of 1945 provided the U.S. with a large place to begin the staging of an invasion into Japan.
Because Japan refused to surrender. Japan did not believe in surrender. They felt every Japanese person, men women children, civilian, military should die to save the emperor. It was the atomic bombing of Hiroshima and Nagasaki or the invasion of Japan. The invasion of Japan would have killed a lot more people than the two atomic bombs did. Japan surrendered after Nagasaki was bombed. It was the lesser of two evils and saved countless Allied and Japanese lives. There was No other way other than invasion to defeat Japan.
Operaton Olympic would have occurred. The invasion of Japan.
Many women are currently opting to raise children as opposed in a family setup in Japan.
Pacific general who gave grave estimates on an invasion of Japan.
Japan invaded Manchuria in 1931 .
Criticism of her invasion and occupation of China and Manchuria