They are killing the japanese and intimidating us
Only on two islands – Saipan and Okinawa – did the Japanese offer their most fierce and fanatical resistance.Of course, the mind-boggling kamikaze deaths remained a perplexing headache for America’s pragmatic admirals.
So, who was Washington intending to intimidate – the demoralized Japanese or its future opponent in the Cold War, i.e. If the intent was to destroy tactical targets (and Hiroshima was one of the largest military centers provisioning the Japanese army and navy), would it not have been better to have gone about it using conventional weapons?The fact that Nagasaki was targeted almost at random (the plane originally flew to Kokura, but because of cloud cover it was unable to release its payload and turned toward Nagasaki instead), proves that the nuclear bombing of Japan was simply committed in order to terrorize the country.Only then did an understanding evolve of the mechanism behind the spread of the shock-, light-, heat-, and electron waves, and only then did it become possible to forecast the damage by studying the landscape and weather.Effects of radiation were studied years later, based on observations of the “hibakusha” – the more than 200,000 people who were afflicted by the fallout.
9, 1945 had a decisive impact on Japan’s decision to capitulate.