So im doing a research project on the genocide of the japs by the americans
what does pol think? was it genocide? what did you think caused it? shoot
Japan was dragging its feet on the surrender, insisting Hirohito stayed on the throne. Meanwhile a Soviet invasion of Japan loomed, and Truman also wanted to show the Soviets that we had the bomb and were willing to use it.
Japan was defenseless, with few adult fighting age males left, no industry and no organized military at home.
>implying american servicemen didn't commit war crimes themselves.
Silly american, the only reason no one ever bitched about those is that you've won the war and pretty much restructured the world order
Gramps was in the resistance and my dad once told me as story about how a jap soldier tried to get antsy with my grandpa's female cousin. Said soldier disappeared and never seen again.
I did a report on the bombings in high school and remembered reading some obscure passage by a Japanese officer saying something like "a new and cruel bomb but if we'd had the technology we would not have hesitated to use it"
But that's just a paraphrase, and probably originally a bad translation as well.
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Not a genocide ass if we were going to wipe them out we would have. It was a justified act of war that ended a war. Frankly I can think of a few places we should commit a genocide these days.
Genocide, these Genocidess want to change your genocide. They don't want this genocide or any of his genocides to live here, because its bad for their Genocide. They use Genocide to try and force genocides to believe their Genocide. If you let them stay here they will build Genocides and Genocides. They will take all your Genocides and replace them with Genocides. These Genocides have no good genocide to live on Genocide, so they must come here to Genocide. Please, let these Genocides stay where they can grow and prosper without any Genocides, Genocides or Genocides!
The bomb was simply used an part of the bombing campaign. Truman was not thinking of the soviets...
Article II of the Convention defines genocide as:
...any of the following acts committed with intent to destroy, in whole or in part, a national, ethnical, racial or religious group, as such:
(a) Killing members of the group;
(b) Causing serious bodily or mental harm to members of the group;
(c) Deliberately inflicting on the group conditions of life calculated to bring about its physical destruction in whole or in part;
(d) Imposing measures intended to prevent births within the group;
(e) Forcibly transferring children of the group to another group.
It is not however a 'crime against humanity' because it was not systemic.
Genocide is any attempt to destroy, in whole or in part, a national, racial, ethnic, or religious group. The US was not attempting to destroy the Japanese people but to defeat the government. The bombing of Dresden was not genocide for the same reason. This is generally the distinction between genocide and war.
I agree with the fact that it shouldnt be considered genocide, reasons above, but good for me the project only requires roots and events and aftermath, which is essentially just a lot of death all about. ty
>what did you think caused it
Probably the Japanese attacking and not surrendering when told to.
Literally no one is saying we didn't commit war crimes.
But nuking Japan wasn't one of them. Slants had it coming. What we did paled in comparison.
When you have crazy nips cutting the heads off pows for fun in the jungle, you stop giving a shit and just drop the bombs.
>Japan refuses to surrender
>literally fly planes over the cities days in advance dropping pamphlets telling citizens to evacuate because we're going to blow it up
>their government tells them to ignore the warning because it's an American lie
>blow up the city
>they still refuse to surrender
>drop pamphlets on another city telling the citizens to evacuate because we're going to blow it up
>government tells them that the first bomb was a fluke and there's no way two cities can be blown up
>blow up the city
>Japan citizens realizes their government is full of retards who don't give a fuck about them and force the surrender
>The bomb was simply used an part of the bombing campaign. Truman was not thinking of the soviets...
The massive and rapid soviet invasion of manchuria was unexpected. The USA did want the USSR to attack japan to assist in the war but didn't realize how well the elite soviet forces would do against the weak japanese occupation forces. Truman wanted the surrender ASAP so postwar Japan would be a USA sphere of influence. He already knew China was lost to Stalin.