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Hiroshima: Dropping the Bomb

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Hear first-hand accounts from the air and ground, re-telling every memory from the day the world first witnessed the horrors of atomic warfare. Watch more Hiroshima from BBC Worldwide here:...

This event, and WW2 as a whole depends on your point of view. Sure, the Axis had done some tragic things but so did the Allies. And this was the only time that the U.S ever used a bomb like what was shown in the video. Hell, we mostly found it pointless to use any other nuclear weapon in the future. But, by an idiots logic: Blaming a country that had NO INTENTION to join the Second World War just so their people can get themselves killed for countries that would never appreciate them and saying that their evil with NO EVIDENCE to support it is fine. I can see that we learnt nothing from this war have we?
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and they still saying that Muslims are terrorists
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there is only one quran you should know this and there are books to explain the quran ,  be nice please no bad words 
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This is sick. Reading all those comments about how Japan had it coming, how good it was to use that bombs to stop the war, how Japan didn't deserve any sympathy at that time...blah blah blah.... That is sick. You are sick people. NO ONE deserves NUCLEAR BOMBING! What is wrong with you? They were civilians. Women, children, old people, people who weren't fighting! How can you say it was for greater good? We should be saying how awful it was that they bombed them. We should be saying how awful it is that they felt that there is no other way to stop Japan... War is awful on its own, but using NUKES? Those weren't soldiers that died there. And using 'war facts' to justify it? That's just sick.
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US would have dropped the two bombs even if Japan had surrendered beforehand. US government wanted to test the effect of nuclear bombs on actual cities. In Japan they found the perfect excuse. 
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You're the ignorant one for thinking the US would still have bombed Japan if they surrender. If we never bombed Japan they wouldn't have surrender. We have NEVER bombed any country that has surrendered. It's not called being patriotic or not, you just don't like the fact that we bombed a country that was a threat to us.
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a nation that intentionally drops nuclear bomb on civilians are just cowards and have no empathy for human life, this is what america is all about. 
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+laila its a shame we didnt do it to any muslim countries .
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Merdeka , From Indonesia
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+Ahmad Zainuri hahaha gara2 ini kita merdeka,jepangnya nyerah XD
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And people say President Truman was a great President...
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Remember Pearl harbor? it's sucks. ofc I know it was also awful thing what Japanese had done. but one thing I hate is Americans have been saying IT despite they'd also killed many many people who are unarmed . and they're not only Japanese civilian also Germany civilian. I hate all histories which were made by victors.
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I am Japanese . and I want to say to everyone. which century do you live in ? we need future,not revenge. from Japan ^^ ありがとう^^日本から感謝します。
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 it's a shame it had to  happen, but Japan couldn't and wouldn't have been  stopped  otherwise
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Japan was unlucky so too were the Jews - .Hiroshima civilians were as innocent as Jews in Nazis Germany
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A lot of people like to hate America for this. You think we are happy that this happened? You think that the people that dropped the bomb were cheering? No. But Japan didn't give us much choice. Here's a little history lesson for y'all. After the war in Europe was over, Japan refused to give up. They were in the mind set that they will not end the war. We would have to kill everyone of their soldiers first. Japan only entered the war to expand their empire. They took advantage of what was going on in Europe. They wanted to take over China and areas around it and they refused to give up. So this is the plan that the U.S. came up with. They hoped it would result in Japan's surrender. It wasn't instant. Japan still wanted to keep on but finally did a little while after. There was a lot more to this. This was just a small bit. Don't forget, Japan attacked us first. The US was not in the war until then. It's sad and horrifying what happened. But if you want to blame anyone, blame the government that was over Japan at the time.
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+Kristen Johnson i love america for it . Thank you for dropping the bombs .
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The fact that we HAD TO EVEN drop a second one... Proves that we had to drop the first one. Think about it.
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The drop of the Nuclear Bomb was unecessary , Japan surrender when the Soviet Army Joined into the Pacific War.
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No they didnt. They surrendered months after that. AFTER THE BOMB.
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What didn't we go after Japan's politicians who order Pearl Harbor attacks and not the innocent civilians ?
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+Tony Droid Hiroshima and Nagasaki were of strategic value because of the factories located there producing weapons for the Japanese army.
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Now imagine if thousands of these were launched by multiple countries at once
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This people, is something called total war, look it up. You have your enemy and you do anything and everything you can do to ensure that you live and he does not. There are no rules in these kinds of wars. Hind sight is 20/20, so you can sit back in the air conditioning in front of a computer screen and talk about how wrong it is. But if you are honest with yourself, you know damn well that if another situation like this ever happened, you wouldn't care how your country beats them as long as they do and you live. Simple human nature.
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What's your opinion on Nazis?
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+Kingsley Mpofu  WW2 was not a total war because everything and everyone was not the target but rather the intent was to do enough selective damage to force the enemy into surrender within some framework of law - it was never declared a total war otherwise tribunals could not be held to punish  those who transgressed the rules of war
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MisterTwist252 Shared on Google+ · 2 weeks ago
Mrjimmysteel25's comment though, cracked me up!
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I think 9/11 was Nothing compared to this. (what goes around comes around) 
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1:37 'I was wiping the desktop, that was when the bomb wiped me'.
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One day come when america have to taste such pain its bitter truth time will be replay your act against you 
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Now on this day its call tacticle nuke use for battlefield instead for city bombing
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I am Japanese . Japan's Pearl Harbor picture of attack was the attack on the only military facility In contrast , nuclear attack on the United States of Nagasaki Hiroshima , most of which are human general public . Americans are saying that it is revenge to the Pearl Harbor attack , are crazy . I want you  to hell dead !
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+xxx xxx 馬鹿だろ?お前www
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this is the only thing american did right
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+akltom and even that was wrong
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Whoever says japan is going to nuke us, remember that we are allies with japan fighting against iraq, so the possibility of that happening are EXTREMELY low. What i would be scare would be iran. North korea still behind so dont worry about them. Also, remember that the US has lost 1 war, out of all the wars since the 1700s. Nuclear war is a low chance since if everybody starts shooting nukes, its the end of the world. Have faith everybody!
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Highwaay Nitrous I'm glad to hear your thoughts, you are wise beyound your years. You are probably correct to believe that Japan would never have surrendered. Japan is a great nation, and for all the tragedy of War, It forged a strong union between the two nations; based on forgiveness, freindship, respect, and economics. Everybody knows it could have been handled differently, but it worked.
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Sounds like..."befriending." Nanoha style.
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War is Hell, simple as that. 
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At that rate wouldn't the bomb bring down the Aircraft?
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***IT'S A BEAUTIFUL DAY IN THE CITY OF SHINING LIGHT***
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"The good people against the bad people in the Second World War" is a joke and a myth The Second World War was only the Competition of Natural Resources with the SAME ideology in all the Nations during the WAr "Lands, Money and Power", the rest was only "propaganda"
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+Retroriffic-Man Happy Wednesday for you. In your little brain  The World is only a beauty pink movie (The Disney World)  with many honey, candy, flowers and many color globes for a endless party. .The Truth is the real Ambition over the money and the Natural Resourses in all the planet Blessings for you and Congratulations for your " Candy World" in your mind
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thanks to our worlds leaders and rulers who govern their own territory and cant get along with the other rulers, innocent people have to suffer for it.. its sick and is why i hate war.
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the only good thing Americans ever did
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Hard to see this as there is so much pixilation.
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Using by american logic Japanese can say."Nanking Massacre" was the tough decision to stop more death in China.Japan also successfully stopped the war and restored the peace in Nanking.Of course,I know so-called story of Nanking is utterly fabrication.
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Japan & Germany were planning to do the same thing with D.C., New York, or San Francisco and Los Angeles...
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Comparisons made between the dropping of atomic bombs on Hiroshima and Nagasaki and the attack on Pearl Harbor are simply not valid. The attack made by naval and air forces of the Empire of Japan on December 7, 1941 was an assault on a military target. The nearby city of Honolulu, Hawaii was not targeted. In contrast, the weapons dropped on these two Japanese cities were weapons of mass destruction dropped deliberately on unsuspecting civilians, non-combatants.
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Japan can do the same to the US. Mutually Assured Destruction (MAD): Nuclear weapons are not to be used because if anyone uses it, the other would retaliate, leading to total destruction. But the US did it; and did it twice to Japan. But Japan has not retaliated yet.  If there'll be a nation that would use a nuclear weapon and be not blamed by the world nations, it will be Japan and the target is the US. It is a response, not the first attack. If the US justifies theirs, Japan can justify theirs more easily. Fortunately, the US and Japan have a good relationship at the moment, and there's almost no chance that Japan executes their right. But no one knows what would happen in future. The American live with the fear deep inside.  Personally, I strongly believe that the US should not have dropped the atomic bombs (2 bombs), and that nuclear weapons should never be used, and that we should not kill each other by any means. The US should admit that it was a mistake; and then, only then, the US can blame another nation that develops and uses a nuclear weapon in future. 
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america the true ruthless terrorist
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6.666 likes who saw it? 0_O
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Japan didn't deserve to be nuked.
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those who support the Hiroshima bombing are handing the world the excuse to use the atom bomb
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+majorgeeek Not really. Since WWII we've got something that didn't exist back then, MAD, meaning if ANY side pushes its buttons, the other side will too and NOBODY survives.
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+TheBookWorm1718 mutual assured destruction acts as a kind of brake - however as I said support for Hiroshima gives the world the perfect excuse to use the bomb against cities and civilians
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Look how America "brings Democracy" to Europe in 1945: https://www.google.de/search?q=dresden+holocaust&biw=1366&bih=610&source=lnms&tbm=isch&sa=X&ei=XTdeVbOeAYidsAHarICIBw&sqi=2&ved=0CAYQ_AUoAQ  America systematically exterminated more children and mothers with Atombombs or Firestorm-bombs, than Hitler killed in Auschwitz. Now who is the bigger warcriminal?
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it was awful but it was the only way. The government might have come up with another way but unfortunately this was the only way. Back then people didn't know what to do so they made the bombs. It was an evil invention that spead across the world and now the threat of world war 3 is at hand. If people don't stop being stupid and selfish and evil then the rest of the world won't have to suffer. Tge people in power don't have the right to do this stuff. They are only using us like we are pawns in a game of chess. People are loving and wonderful we are not an evil people if we are raised and influenced right. This is an afull part of history that should have never happened but it did and now we need to learn from our mistakes or else we are dpomed to repete it again.
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there was no debate on record about the better choices or options to using the bomb - the decision to drop the bomb was simply accepted - therefore you point is irrelevant to Truman's decision to use the bomb
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this is a good proof that nukes don't exist. its all CGI
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Revenge will come eventually...
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Japan left US no choice
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Guess what... If they dont surrender we drop another bomb on tokio..... and thats where tokio give up and realize they didnt going to win this.
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Didn't the bombing happen at night??
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Yes, it is well known that the US killed about 200,000 innocent civilians in this scenario, what disgusts me, is that people go and say that the US is the war criminal in the pacific theatre Do you people even know how many innocent lives the Japanese ended in WWll? Between 3,000,000 and 10,000,000. That compared to 200,000 is a scale of 50 to 1, the Japanese murdered 50 times more innocent lives in the war. This was not done for no reason, if the US had not done this, millions more would have been killed
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USA is terrorists country he killed only every time humanity shame on you blady America
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Wie kann man nur so vielemenschen töten
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Payback from America to Japan
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im prity shore that the bomb was detonated a kilometer in the air as to not tern heroshima into a complet black speck on the woarld map.
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+Tony England You do realize that if the USA wouldn't have dropped the bombs, the war would wage on. If the bombs did not kill them, Japan would continue to attack the USA.  Japan led the attack on Pearl harbor. SACRIFICING their own people with those kamikazes. America ended a war. If they wouldn't have killed 135,000 people millions of other people would die. Ask yourself kill 135,000 or lay on your back and watch millions of people die.
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America knew Japan would never give up any other way. That's why they even had to bomb them twice
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Kristen Johnson! Finally, someone that has knowledge about history! But I couldn't agree with u more! These weapons shouldn't be used by anyone, anywhere! God bless! These weapons only hurt the people, NOT THE GOVERNMENTS!
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エノラゲイの乗組員の一人が人を殺したと言って後悔してノイローゼなった兵士を卑怯者と言われ精神病患者にされて牢獄に入れられたと、なにかの本で読んだことがあります。これは本当の事ですか?どなたか教えて下しい。
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Hiroshima civilians were just as innocent as Jews in Nazis Germany
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+xxx xxx nonsense - unless you can prove that every civilian man woman child even every baby in a pram posed a direct and imminent threat to the allied soldiers  the willful killing of civilians especially since there was no direct US attack is a war crime - consider yourself mythbusted
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its over dude.. its just a history 
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US bomb Japan in order to protect more lives not only American lives but also its neighbor Asian countries, I remember one of my patient friend is a Bataan Death March survivor he told me his stories about the war how he survive from the hands of Japanese Army. The Japanese Army bayonet most POW who cannot able to walk they behead and burn most prisoners of war. They rape the women killed the children, most infant baby they throw it in the air and catch with a samurai. After the U.S. Bomb them twice they surrendered. And since then they realize war is crazy. They focus on making cars and lots of electronic technology. Today JAPAN is one of the richest country in Asia. USA and JAPAN now is a strong allied.
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As evidence of the American spirit, please note the prosperity of both Japan and Germany after WWII. These are not acts of war criminals, but acts of ......you tell me!
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I don't think you can give the US credit for Vietnam's prosperity. And you cannot talk about "eliminating Islam" and "world peace" in the same sentence. Because one precludes the other. If we engage in a religious war of persecution, it will be a 500 to 1,000 year war. Then who? There was war well before Islam. There will be war well after Islam is gone. Same with any other religion.
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+PALIN SMITH "Eliminate" Islam? You do realize there are 1.6 billion muslim don't you?   
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the allies will not make an bad thing when nothing bad is happening on them but the axis are the first cause so to get allies an revenge
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united states the king of terrorist
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+Jose de la cruz Well, I am sorry but you obviously hadn't heard of Operation Downfall or popularly known as X-Day with that land invasion of the Japanese mainland, a possible million Japanese civilians and soldiers could of gotten killed, yes we the US, England, maybe Russia would of lost 100-400,000 which is drastically less but still large. This shows that our consideration of using these "Cruel Bombs" over X-Day displays us not to be proud but still not stupid either
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-Directed by Michael Bay
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It's terrible to see how US kill people like rats with nuclear weapons. God... ok they were in war etc but to get to this point it's crazy.
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+vincewooo Well it did end the war in the Pacific after Nagasaki, but we were only proud of that. We were not proud of using the bomb in its entirety
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Truman's atomic bombings are the world's 1st modern instance of terrorist bombings mass murdering civilian populations using nuclear weapons - Truman used same code of terror as alQuaeda and even Hitler and Stalin - "bin Laden was planning to carry out a Hiroshima" - so Truman has been inducted into the world's worst war criminal club - look up the stats for yourself - Truman makes bin Laden look like a rank amateur
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+Cody Maranto American leaflets clearly said "American bombs have no eyes" and because the atomic bombs were used in indiscriminate manner and supports the myth of collateral damage - usually the claim that the intent was elimination of military targets, not the slaughter of noncombatants - Truman's leaflets show a clear official and overt intent to kill civilians - they therefore incriminate Truman in the subsequent acts of Terrorism - killing civilians in large numbers is a war crime is as simple as that and your arguments only serve to incriminate Truman in war crimes
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+Cody Maranto All totalitarian regimes have one thing in common. They make war against their own people first. America is slipping into that paradigm with the great traitor in charge.
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Talking about whether one side is more humane or moral is a waste of time. There is no such thing as a moral war. All that depends is whether or not the attack will serve your country's interests. 
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Atomic bombs exist, devastation can be started at anytime. Onr thing good about it, no casualties are left. For the few who can survive will die pretty soon
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haha motherfuckers. you start the war then we kicked your ass. we should have launched more than 2 nukes
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This is the biggest terrorist act recorded after the British confiscated the land of the native Americans
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Atmic Bomb killed civilians
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At the end of the day, Japan did attack pearl harbor and killed thousands of people so the American's had no choice but to attack back ..
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US is the evil force who dropped atom bombs on Japan. And now they teach us about humanity.
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Considering this is a new generation...Yeah, pretty much.
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Every time I learn Hiroshima, I learn the US is evil lol, not now of course, back then. I wonder how did the pilot must have felt after he learned about the aftermath
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It was harsh back then. You were drafted into invading a beach (the meat grinder), had to kill to stay alive, it was srsly harsh, and some people are ignorant of how harsh it was. The japanese would rather die than surrender. People say that it was a bad idea to drop the nuclear bomb, but they had to drop TWO for them to surrender. Remember that it was rlly harsh back then.
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+rochelimit's hangout The pilot that bombed Hiroshima(Paul Tibbets) didn't regret bombing them.
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I wish this never happened.....
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And the USA dropped a second one on Nagasaki to prove to Russia that they had more than one. A circle jerk that cost hundreds of thousands of lives. 2 really soft, non-military cities to prove a point. Tokyo would have cost too many lives and made Amurrica look bad. First example of global terrorists in action.
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Actually the Japanese did not surrender so they had to drop a scone one
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USA the strongest army in the world? No it's not and why did they destroyed Japan there are poor Little kids go have fun playing with their friends why do country's war we must love each other we must be friendly to each other war is bad we must help each other we don't like wars they are awful and painful all country's are nice well i love everybody in the world I never hated any body I love USA i want to go to USA to have fun it's my dream we must help poor country's because we are humans not animals they fight because they don't think we have brains to think well we have peace its your choice to kill each other or be friendly and help each other chose killing other country,help and love each other look love and help each other most poeple be kind to
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Can someone explain, why wasnt the B29 bomber challenged mid air?! Didnt japanese radar detect them. Didnt the japanese have any idea of what was coming?
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I wounder how the person who actually pressed the button and dropped the bomb felt afterwards knowing he was directly responsible for over a hundred thousand deaths
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I think he committed suicide, but it was for the best, to stop the fighting :(
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I am proud we invented Atomic bomb and single-handedly defeated Japan.
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+fieldgroup So I need to "imagine" Einstein invented the bomb?
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+fieldgroup Why does it matter they were Jewish? Should we give it to baby rapists (Japan) or human gas chambers (Germany)? NO!
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I search the Full German Doku can somebody tell me where i find it?
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+Sexy Girls obviously it is not hidden on you
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the killing of mover 200,000 Hiroshima civilians is too large a number to be called anything other than a deliberate act of mass murder, contravenes international Law protecting civilians and condemns Truman a war criminal for all eternity
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>over 200,000 Wrong number, kid
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the japanese army were killing innocent chinese civilians and commited war crime. then U.S. drop the bomb for payback and to end WW2
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Lol payback = Killing innocent people
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I WILL NEVER BE PROUD OF WINNING A WAR IF TAKING ADVANTAGE OVER THE ENEMY KILLING THEM WHEN THEY HAVE NO WEAPONS IN HAND..IF THEY ARE CHILDREN..ELDER PEOPLE,,SICK,,WOMAN,,,IS LIKE MURDERING SOME ONE FROM THE BACK. I WILL CALL,,TERRORISM..
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We didn't start that war rember pearl harbor
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+majorgeeek Nanjing Massacre is a perfect lie.
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People really need to understand war better if they honestly think Hiroshima is the worst of human brutality. Dropping a bomb and killing people instantly without any pain? That's a godsend for your average soldier who has been shot with bullets or a jew being tortured by a nazi or a civilian of any country being tortured by the Japanese for no reason.  Curtis LeMay was bombing Japanese Civilians before it went mainstream. Compare the A-bomb to Lemay's bombings and the A-bomb is nothing
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Deseases and radiation killed others slowly. You point is invalid.
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i think US when drop this bomb, its can called as war crime,,
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