The US was viciously attacked by Japan on Dec. 7, 1942 with the intention to destroy the Pacific Fleet and to slaughter the population on the ground. Japan's imperial forces had the intention to subjugate Asia under its brutal fascist regime. As the western Allies led by the US began liberating devastated lands that Japan crushed, the call went out to Japan to surrender--all to no avail. The US used the first Atomic bomb in order to save the lives of likely 1 million US servicemen if they had to invade the Japanese homeland. After the bomb the US asked Japan to surrender. Japan refused. The US used the second atomic bomb on Nagasaki 2 days later and again asked the Japanese to surrender. They initially refused and then their imperial council voted again and were at 3-3. It was the emperor who cast the decision to surrender but only after the second atomic bomb. No sane individual actually thinks Japan would have surrendered and ended the second world war without the dropping of the two atomic bombs. No genocide was intended. When you initiate a brutal war as Japan did, the consequences are sometimes not what you expected. Ask the residents of Dresden, Germany.
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