Why didn't the USA use atomic bomb like indimidation on USSR after ww2?

Sep 2014
869
Texas
Ahaha they were chickens. This is what i believe

The same answer to you. They were communist, every smart man knew what would happen with Poland and all the east Europe countries. Just taake a look how many people die because of Russia after ww2 just for hunger!!!

How many people die in Japan because of USA atomic bombs and how many die in USSR and out side because of them after the ww2?
Restraint is not chicken. During the Cuban missile crisis, one Russian sub officer prevented WW3 because he had seen the horrors of a nuclear accident on K 19. He refused to attack the American ships harassing the sub he was on.

Insanity is knowing the horror but still doing it.
 
May 2018
107
Houston, TX
From what I have read, Stalin was 'aware' of the A-bomb, but did not really get motivated to counter the U.S. advantage until he had seen the reports of his agents who had been to Hiroshima and Nagasaki and brought back films, data, etc. That got his attention in full measure. The availability of the plans and data from Los Alamos, etc. were then given a top priority, as was the subsequent intelligence operations to track Western improvements in atomic weapons.
 

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Ad Honoris
Jul 2013
10,356
San Antonio, Tx
Ahaha they were chickens. This is what i believe

The same answer to you. They were communist, every smart man knew what would happen with Poland and all the east Europe countries. Just taake a look how many people die because of Russia after ww2 just for hunger!!!

How many people die in Japan because of USA atomic bombs and how many die in USSR and out side because of them after the ww2?
Thank God you don’t direct US foreign policy.
 
Sep 2012
3,750
Bulgaria
Being a “former Marine” means you can just go out and bomb your former ally into the Stone Age? How do you think that would fly?
Most probably the American poster thought something like 'Caedite eos. Novit enim Dominus qui sunt eius / Kill them all and let God sort them out' , including the utter self-sacrifice (not sure about this part) in order to cleanse the earth from this great wickedness. Not sure about the other poster.

EDIT: Though both of them most certainly do not remember these posts of theirs. 2014 :)
 
Sep 2017
695
United States
Well, even from a military perspective, would this action even be viable?

In 1945, A-Bombs were delivered by bombers, which can be shot down and destroyed.
 
Being a “former Marine” means you can just go out and bomb your former ally into the Stone Age? How do you think that would fly?
Conversely, being a “former ally” means that you can just go out and enslave other countries?

WWII started over the question of Poland’s territorial integrity. Why should we allow the Soviet Union to do exactly the same thing that Hitler wanted to do: Unilaterally rewriting Poland’s border, and subverting the will of the people in Poland, Hungary, Bulgaria, Romania, Slovakia, Bohemia, the Baltic countries, etc.
 
It was rather hard from a technical point of view. (Unfortunately, or fortunately depending on your perspective.)


With no missiles, any bomb would have to be delivered by a bomber, and even flying from a European airfield instead of the UK, range would be a problem.


There was also the problem of bomb availability. The US had one unused bomb after Hiroshima and Nagasaki. And it would be a while before they could make more.

(Mass production of nuclear bombs, and the plutonium required for them, was still a few years off.)

If dropping one nuclear bomb wouldn’t be enough to sway the Soviets, what then? It wouldn’t be possible to drop anymore for a while (Though I dont know if Stalin knew that.)
 

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