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#1 Barajiqal

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Posted 06 August 2010 - 08:08 AM

I was just cruising the interwebs today, and its an important historical day today, and it just happens to work into my sig very well check it out.

http://www.wired.com/thisdayintech/2010/08...ima-atomic-bomb

Oh how the world could be a different place had this day never come. How do you think the wars outcome would have changed had this day never come?
"I am Become Death, Destroyer of Worlds" - (Verse 32 Chapter 11 of the Bhagavad Gita) Robert J Oppenheimer

"Any Man Who Has a Habit and Cannot Bear to Share it Should not Have the Habit at All" - Misqoute From Rolland of Gillead in the Stephen King Series The Dark Tower

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#2 thelittleduck

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Posted 06 August 2010 - 08:40 AM

I don't think the actual outcome of the war would have been different. I do, however, think the war would have lasted a good while longer, with the loss of many more lives.

This is probably more s Speak Easy topic.

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Posted 06 August 2010 - 01:47 PM

It helped bring an end to a war that could have cost more American lives. Japan was a major military power during WWII and the Pacific War had cost 100,000 American soldiers' lives. We want to feel sorry for death toll of the atomic bomb but Japan was horrible with war crimes committed against China and other countries.

Germany had already surrendered on April 29, 1945 yet WWII continued due to the other Axis members. With the fall of Japan, one outcome was the creation of the United Nations (UN) in October 1945.

It helped bring on a new age of atomic/nuclear fear with the Cold War and Cuban Missile Crisis.

It helped bring on a new age of clean and lasting energy for the world.

Was it worth it? Yes.

Edited by JonM33, 06 August 2010 - 02:21 PM.


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Posted 06 August 2010 - 02:07 PM

Yes JonM33, Japan did carry out terrible war crimes, but as the general public would have been caught up in the propaganda of there government, I count the Japanese lives saved as worthwhile as those of America and here allies.

I agree it was the right decision to use the bomb though.

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Posted 06 August 2010 - 02:59 PM

Since there are comments being made on the right vs wrong vs ethical vs moral decisions to use nuclear weapons. This topic, as has been said, belongs in the SpeakEasy. Please adhere to the SpeakEasy guidelines, when continuing to reply in this thread.

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