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Old August 20th, 2006, 04:15 PM   #1
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How come it took 2 atomic bombs?


Think about it. If you are fighting a war and the other side comes up with a weapon that instantly destroys a city with one bomb isnt that enough to make you want to surrender? Was a warning given to Japan that another bomb will be dropped? Why did they wait til Nagasaki was destroyed too. Or maybe the Americans didnt give them enough time. My history teacher long ago
stated the Japanese thought the first bomb, Hiroshima, was some sort of trick.
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Old August 20th, 2006, 05:59 PM   #2
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Maybe it was a trick. Or maybe the Americans wanted to ensure that there was no funny business. One bomb, okay, maybe that's the only one. Drop two bombs and then you begin to wonder if America might have more. We better surrender.
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Old August 21st, 2006, 07:18 AM   #3
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The Japanese militarist in charge were ready to fight to the death and the first bomb didn't do anything to change that. The second one made it obvious that all that would happen now would be the destruction of Japan and the Emperor finally got some back bone and admitted that, when the army would not.

The USA waited for a few days and still the Japanese would not surrender...so, number two. Well that made it clear to them.
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Old August 21st, 2006, 11:16 AM   #4

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I've got to agree. 2 bombs shows you aren't messing around. It also shows the entire world that you have the fire power and kahones to use them.
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Old August 21st, 2006, 11:53 PM   #5
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I also agree. The japanese were a people who lived and died by their honor which is why there were almost no japanese POW's during WWII. Even after both bombs were dropped most japanese generals did not even consider surrendering to be an option and actually planned a coup against the emperor because they considered him weak after announcing that he would surrender to the americans.
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Old August 26th, 2006, 06:11 PM   #6

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I also agree. The japanese were a people who lived and died by their honor which is why there were almost no japanese POW's during WWII. Even after both bombs were dropped most japanese generals did not even consider surrendering to be an option and actually planned a coup against the emperor because they considered him weak after announcing that he would surrender to the americans.

I was beginning to think I was the one who watched the History Channel.

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Old August 27th, 2006, 05:46 PM   #7
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I would like to slip this in on the subject of japense honor of not surrendering ....

I think the last Japanese to surrender was either around 66' or 86' .... he had been left on a small island and cut off from communication. He would not surrender, but I geuss Americans pitied him becuase tehy never really tried to over run him.

I think eventuallly some Japenese after a while convinced him of the surrender and that it was no trick by the Americans.
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It was 74' and the Americans, Japanese, Philippines had all tried to inform of the war being over but he wouldn't believe it, thought it was American propaganda, so he continued murdering farmers and burning rice piles to signal the Japanese, they had to bring in his commanding officer from 30 years prior to tell him to stand down.
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It was 74' and the Americans, Japanese, Philippines had all tried to inform of the war being over but he wouldn't believe it, thought it was American propaganda, so he continued murdering farmers and burning rice piles to signal the Japanese, they had to bring in his commanding officer from 30 years prior to tell him to stand down.
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Well I knew he existed. I thought it was rather interesting though.
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Old March 26th, 2012, 06:17 PM   #10
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A major reason why Japan refused to surrender was it had a nuclear weapons project of it's own and according to a hotly disputed claim actually test blasted it's own nuclear weapon on a Korean Island.

http://www.reformation.org/atlanta-constitution.html

http://www.my-jia.com/The_Flight_of_...onsultants.htm

http://articles.latimes.com/1997-06-..._atomic-bomb/2

The blast is said to have occurred on an island near Wonson, northern Korea on 12 August 1945. The Japanese were claimed to have completed more than one atomic weapon at a city which they called Konan and now known as Hungnam.

The Soviets captured this city with paratroops shortly afterwards and took away six leading Japanese scientists. Later the whole Japanese laboratory was dismantled and taken back to the USSR for the basis of a Soviet nuclear weapons project.

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