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By Kevin Papics kpapics316yahoocom The dropping of the atomic bombs on Hiroshima and Nagasaki in August of 1945 was a definite turning point in the Pacific War of World War II Earlier that year Germany had been defeated and the world then turned its attention to the Pacific war Most history books state the argument that the dropping of the atomic bombs on Japan was necessary to stop the war in order to save thousands of lives of American troops that were planning to invade Japan Had the bombs not been employed so the wisdom goes an enormous number of American troops would have perished in an inevitable amphibious operation against the Japanese mainlandMcManus 1 This paper will demonstrate that Japan was willing to surrender before the bombs were used and there were other hidden reasons for using the bombs If you ask a high school graduate what the result of the atomic bombs on Japan was he or she would most certainly answer the immediate surrender of all Japanese forces That should be satisfac tory enough to not question the issue any further If you ask the same student wether the Japanese would have surrendered without the bombs he or she will hesitate and will probably not be able to give an answer The reason for this is that the history text books at school teach students a black and white fact the atomic bombs were the only way to make the Japanese surrender According to Francis E Kazemek most texts focus on abstract facts and figures offering little discussion of the reality of the bombingKazemek 2 The atomic bomb should not be considered as the only decisive factor for the Japanese surrender but as the straw that broke the camels back After the attack on Pearl Harbor the Japanese empire continued to expand rapidly during the first half of 1942 Its empire extended from Manchuria and the Aleutian Islands to the
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