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Why did Japan surrender in World War 2?

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January 20, 2018 12:36PM

Japan surrendered in WWII after The United States dropped the atomic bombs on Hiroshima and Nagasaki.

Why Japan surrendered in WWII

The United States dropped an atomic bomb on Hiroshima and Nagasaki and killed over a hundred thousand people immediately. People who didn't get burned right away often died later from radiation.

Japan was forced to surrender or face the destruction of the entire country.
two things:

1. the USSR had just joined the war against them, and manchuria was being over run.

2. the USA nuked 2 Japanese cities, hiroshima and nagasaki.
Even after the atom bomb was dropped on the port city of Hiroshima (hear-oh-shma), the Japanese Army refused to surrender, promising to fight to the death.

After the Allies dropped the H-bomb on Nagasaki, the Japanese Navy and others forced the surrender over the continued objections of the Japanese Army.
I beleve it was having 2 nukes drop on them

they were also overwhelmed after so much loss of life, that they had to surrender or suffer.
The 2 atomic bombs dropped on Hiroshima and Nagasaki, convinced the Japanese military leaders they could not win the war. They then agreed to surrender. Without the bombs the war would have continued with the loss of many more lives.
Because their ally Germany was defeated.
In World War 2, the Japanese surrendered because they had no way to prevent continuing attacks on their islands by US forces, which were planning an invasion, and by Soviet forces, who defeated the Japanese in Mongolia and also occupied the Kuril Islands.

Faced with complete destruction (the US dropped two atomic bombs on Japanese cities), the Japanese leadership decided to accept the Allied demands for unconditional surrender. The announcement of the Japanese capitulation was made by Emperor Hirohito in a recorded broadcast on August 15, 1945, six days after the atomic bombing of Nagasaki and nine days after Hiroshima. The formal surrender was on September 2, 1945, aboard the USS Missouri in Tokyo Bay.
The second atomic bombing of Japan, which was in Nagasaki.
A new "secret weapon" (the A-Bomb).

Actually, the Japanese had entered into negotiations for their surrender prior to the A Bomb. The terms were the issue, not to the Japanese, the U.S. an Russia were at odds as to whom would have a supreme commander in Japan overseeing the dismantling of their military.

The Bomb was not necessary, neither one. That was just the U.S. way of one, testing in a real world scenario, and two, forcing them to surrender unconditionally to the U.S. to block out the Russian element.
The US bombed Japan in 1945, which made them surrender.
Japan surrendered after the US dropped atomic bombs on Hiroshima and Nagasaki.
The second dropping of the Atomic bomb

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February 28, 2009 12:51AM

The 2 atomic bombs dropped on Hiroshima and Nagasaki, convinced the Japanese military leaders they could not win the war. They then agreed to surrender. Without the bombs the war would have continued with the loss of many more lives.