However, the idea that the bombing of Hiroshima was a revenge attack by the US, because of the attack on Pearl Harbor has been argued for many years. Some historians believe the Hiroshima bombing was on Japanese society not the military, as the US could have chosen to bomb somewhere less populated with ordinary citizens.
On the other hand, some believe that the bombing on Hiroshima was justified after the unprovoked attack on Pearl Harbor on the 7th December 1941, when the Japanese launched a surprise air attack on the US naval base, which resulted in the United States’ entry into the war.
But why did the Japanese attack the navel base to begin with?
Well, after the US had placed a restrictive embargo on Japan a...
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