The Effect Of Atomic Bombs On Japan

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Global Essay The main focus of the United States when it dropped the atomic bombs on Japan was to force Japans unconditional surrender in order to save American lives. Many documents in government history support that this was the main focus. In 1947 Secretary of War Henry L. Stimson had in his memoirs that he believed that the Japanese would fight to the death and very end. This meant putting more American lives at risk in the war. Although the U.S. would’ve defeated Japan in the war eventually, the bombs made it so that they would surrender quicker so lives would be saved. The Japanese had an army of over 5,000,000 men ready to fight, and the U.S. didn’t want it to get too big. In 1949, the Memoirs of General H.H.
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