Originally Posted by chamblee54
Oh my. Maybe I should wait until the diavlog is over to cop these dingalinks.
(The diavlog isn't over until the fat lady dingalinks)
Of course, Hiroshima
made a few Japanese people glow as well.
The decision to nuke Japan is poorly understood today. The fact is that the Soviet Union invaded Manchuria the next day, and entered the war against Japan. Many feel this was the act that forced Japan to surrender. We will never know the truth. ( and did our Soviet "allies" know about the bomb?)
Actually, factions within the Japanese Army and government had already informed the US government through back channels, that it would agree to surrender IF the US allowed Japan to keep the Imperial institution. The US refused to accept anything but unconditional surrender, the tradition since the Civil War - which really has no strategic value. Ironically, when the North Koreans invaded the South in 1950, in the midst in Japan of MacArthur's reforms to democratize Japan, one of the stipulations the Japanese government forced through for its aid to the US repelling the North Koreans was retention of the Imperial institution. So, I ask, ultimately what did the Bomb do?