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Far more people would have died in our efforts to defeat Japan. The country would have been blockaided until the Emperor surrendered, the Allies would have continued to use conventional bombs on the large cities, and when the Allies finally DID invade Japan, many Allied soldiers would have died. It was a difficult decision for the president to use that device, and although it seems evil now, there weren't many alternatives. * A third bomb would have been ready in less than a week and a fourth was being manufactured.

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Q: What would have happened if the atomic bomb had failed to persuade Japan to surrender?
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