Payback is a bitch. The Japanese aligned themselves with a mass murderer in Hitler.
By dropping two bombs, several things were accomplished. Not only did it end the war with Japan, but it also sent a strong message to the Soviets. Only problem with that was a Democrat being in office in 1947.
In my humble opinion, if a Republican was in office in 1945 there may not have been Soviet expansion into Europe and a split of the Koreas. It wouldn’t have prevented the revolution in China, but that is for another day.
Patton is said to have commented to the effect that we might as well fight the Soviets while we had the stuf over there...
It wouldnt have prevented the revolution in China, but that is for another day.
While Chiang was no angel, we did ourselves a disservice by not aiding him in the fight against Mao. That bit us later when the Reds crossed the Yalu and the Korean War ended up being a negotiated cease-fire instead of a clear victory. With the twit in power over there (North Korea) working to have a nuclear ICBM capability, that may eventually bite us, too.