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What were the benefits in using the A-Bomb as opposed to a land invasion of Japan?


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2005-03-10 04:39:31
2005-03-10 04:39:31

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

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