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...n the horizon and it seemed, despite being obviously beaten, that the Japanese would continue to fight until their utter destruction. The bombs were used to cut three to five years out of the war as well as convince the Japanese that further resistance would be suicide. Truman stated it was a means to stop a people who had violated nearly all rules of war as well as launch an unprovoked attack on Pearl Harbor killing not military personnel alone, but civilians as well. This meant that The combined strikes against Hiroshima and Nagasaki had one hundred fifty thousand to three hundred thousand casualties. No one can deny that an atomic bomb is a fiercely powerful weapon equivalent to “twenty thousand tons of TNT” according to Harry S. Truman, and two is twice that, but their use saved a great many more lives and resources from both sides than they took in comparison.
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