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Re: Happy Birthday Kim!
« Reply #15 on: April 17, 2013, 01:25:43 AM »
We'll only stop war if we start disliking the toys of war.
« Last Edit: April 17, 2013, 01:59:13 AM by Caesar dude »
Love is like a butterfly it goes where it pleases and it pleases where it goes. :)

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Re: Happy Birthday Kim!
« Reply #16 on: April 17, 2013, 01:56:44 AM »
We'll only stop war if we like start disliking the toys of war.

Very true!! Fuckin' eh!

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Re: Happy Birthday Kim!
« Reply #17 on: April 17, 2013, 07:29:29 AM »
Anything less was less likely to succeed in ending the war, so it was used in the most effective way possible...unfortunately.

At the point at which the atomic bombs were dropped, Japan was seeking to surrender and had been communicating this to the White House (via Russia, earlier in 1945). Their big problem with the Potsdam Declaration was that it seemed to indicate that the Emperor could/would be forced to step down and be tried as a war criminal, which was unthinkable to them because the Emperor was considered arahitogami, divinity incarnate. It would be like asking the US to hand over Jesus after a second coming.

Hirohito remained in power, and was not tried as a war criminal. The conditions the Allies would not agree to before the bombing were exactly what happened after the bombing. Hmm.
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Re: Happy Birthday Kim!
« Reply #18 on: April 17, 2013, 05:14:57 PM »
Anything less was less likely to succeed in ending the war, so it was used in the most effective way possible...unfortunately.

At the point at which the atomic bombs were dropped, Japan was seeking to surrender and had been communicating this to the White House (via Russia, earlier in 1945). Their big problem with the Potsdam Declaration was that it seemed to indicate that the Emperor could/would be forced to step down and be tried as a war criminal, which was unthinkable to them because the Emperor was considered arahitogami, divinity incarnate. It would be like asking the US to hand over Jesus after a second coming.

Hirohito remained in power, and was not tried as a war criminal. The conditions the Allies would not agree to before the bombing were exactly what happened after the bombing. Hmm.

Only small factions were trying to surrender fearing the total destruction of Japan, the vast majority of Japan's government and military were stubbornly on a war footing and more than willing to fight on. They were training virtually every able bodied person to fight along side the army and were still working on new weapons in 1945. They were far from, as a nation, ready to surrender.

 

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