Japan attacked Pearl Harbor, and killed 2000 U.S. Soldiers.
4 years later, the U.S. Retaliates and nukes two cities, killing 150,000+ CIVILIANS.
Someone please tell me how this is justifiable at all.
>protip you can't
There's an argument that had the US not nuked Japan, they would've suffered even more casulaties.
The way that the Japanese fought tooth and nail for every single island in the pacific is the support for that argument.
I guess they figured they wouldn't ever surrender so more people would've ended up dying, why not devastate them with the most destructive weapon ever and gain the position as the most powerful force in the world whilst also ending the war?
Also, Pearl Harbor was pretty much completely unprovoked. Hiroshima occured after years of fighting, Baton Death March..All that shit. They kind of deserved to have something done to them
>Also, Pearl Harbor was pretty much completely unprovoked.
History is written by the winners, m8
Nuking two cities maybe wasn't necessary, the Americans could've sent a message to the Japanese to observe an unpopulated Pacific island for the August 6th to reveal the new super weapon.
The US is still using stockpiled ww2 purple hearts that were made foe invasion x. What would have been the single largest invasion in human history, a invasion that would have been started with several nukes being used against japanese soldiers on the beach. Which US troops would then have needed to go through themselves. After which once we had a toehold it would have lead to the near total destruction of the home islands. The only japanese left would have been cowards and those outta the country.
Um... Japan wouldn't surrender after the first bomb (that didn't kill many people). The second was all their doing.
Japan attacked us first. You don't slap a bull, if you don't want to get hurt. They were weaklings compared to us, and they actually thought they had a chance. Wake up call
The Japanese government was issuing explosives to children so they could suicide bomb American tanks if they made landfall. In fact, the Emperor wasn't even going to surrender after the bombs. They were willing to fight it out. The Russian invasion of Manchuria ended the war because the Japanese knew that the Russians, unlike the Americans would also fight to complete annihilation in order to conquer the islands.
>They were playing empire invading everyone within their reach.
and the rest of the world wasn't? Dutch east Indies, French Indochina? who says the"allies" were the only faction allowed an empire?
You really need to read some history books not censored by the USA.
While not a fan of the japanese long story short:
Japan wants to expand
Usa/britain have colonies and ineterest on some asian countries
USA threathens japan and bullies it to disuade expansion
Japs reach conlusion that by deztroying USA fleet they get 1 year of free control on the pacific
On international affairs no one is innocent