While the bombs certainly speeded up the decision process, it can be argued they were hardly decisive in a military sense; Japan was finished in 1945, except for the occupation of the Home Islands, and had been seeking to negotiate a surrender through various methods and channels for months prior to the dropping of the bombs.
And Japan would probably still have an emporer.
To: Always Right
Japan STILL does have an emperor, so your point was?
posted on 07/28/2006 10:06:37 AM PDT
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