North And West Germany Post World War II

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Since Japan is an island it made it a relatively easy target of a blockade by the United States. They could easily shut off trade routes. That meant that approximately 80 million Japanese civilians, many of whom were innocent would have died of starvation given that the conflict was prolonged. The Atomic bombs ultimately gave the Japanese leaders an excuse to surrender. Without the, Japan’s leaders would have ordered that the military continue to fight despite the Soviet’s declaration of war against Tokyo . This could have resulted into a situation akin to Germany after World War 2. Japan would have then been divided amongst the likes of the Soviets and the United States, similar to East and West Germany post World War 2. The fate that the Japanese would have inherited from that situation would have been much more brutal than the nuclear weapons. After WWII ended, the fate of hundreds of thousands of Japanese soldiers in Siberia became uncertain, many of them were left to die. The Soviet government argued that repatriation was completed between 1947 and 1950, finding that 34, 000 Japanese had died in Siberian work camps . Although this is what the Soviet government claimed, this was an extremely low estimate compared to the hundreds of thousands that Japan claimed had died . If this event is any indication of what the Soviets are capable of then the atomic bombs theoretically saved countless Japanese lives from these work camps. Thanks in large part to Japanese historians we learned that. This clearly showed us that the Japanese showed no intention of surrendering meaning that they would fight to the last man and sacrifice even more lives in the process. The only option was to strike and strike amidst a bit of secrecy. The dec... ... middle of paper ... ...ound an effective use for the project as to justify its price tag . The United States provided ample time for the Japanese people to evacuate and the Japanese government to accept the Potsdam treaty. World War 2 seemingly lasted forever for the involved parties, as a result of the conflict the idea of prolonged war with the Japanese was not a popular thought. The bombs in a way were necessary in shortening the war between America and Japan. Above all else the atomic weapons set a precedent for modern warfare. They established the theory of Mutually Assured Destruction and the conflict at Hiroshima and Nagasaki showed the rest of the world just how devastating a weapon of this power could be . Revisionist Historians, after the atomic bombings, argued that the decision to use the bombs were immoral . In reality it would have been immoral not to use the atomic weapons

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