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The bomb wasn't ready although it may have been almost so by the end of the Okinawa battle. More to the point, the bomb was used to make a political statement as much as a military one. Dropping it on some far off post like Guadalcanal would serve no political purpose. Also, note that it is just a bomb after all, albeit a large one. Dropping it on a coral island or jungle mountain range would hardly have done the damage done by dropping on a heavily built up area like a city or military base. Those operations still require - to this day - significant ground forces.

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Q: Why didn't the US drop the bomb on islands like Okinawa Iwo Jima Guadacanal or other surrounding islands instead of Hiroshima and Nagasaki?
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