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Would Hiroshima dead see a difference?

Discussion in 'Historical Events & Figures' started by remnant, Mar 14, 2016.

  1. remnant

    remnant Member

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    The world woke to horrifying news of the bombing of Hiroshima and Nagasaki in 1945. Einstein had previously expressed his fears of the rogue application of the Theory of Relativity and this materialised in Hiroshima and Nagasaki. Not only have nukes become more powerful and sophisticated, there is the issue of the small weapon of choice of slow mass destruction, you guessed it, the humble gun. Nagasaki and Hiroshima continue albeit in slow motion.
     
  2. Jason76

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    I don't like what happened there, but had the US not obtained the bomb, then probably the Nazis would have gotten it. Who knows what those lunatics would have done with it. Anyhow, perhaps the USA could have developed the bomb, but not have used it. Of course, some say the bomb was intended to scare the Russians. However, that didn't work cause eventually the Russians also got nukes.

    Finally, the atomic bombings were terrible, but Tokyo was burning way before the bombing anyway, and so were many German cities. Also, the Japanese were barabaric in China. Two wrongs don't make a right of course, but the Japanese were not angels.

    Anyhow, it was a cruel weapon and even worse was the day it was dropped. It was a sunny spring day and then boom, hell on Earth. Also, I think a lot of westerners feel bad about the bomb because of guilt over colonialism and racism, even though Japan had colonies. In addition, note the war between Japan and the US was incredibly racist, especially from the US side.
     
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