Your statement was total ignorance. If you even studied history you would had known that.....
1. Japan would not conceed to unconditional surrender. The military cliques were running the show and preferred suicide to surrender. Only when the Emperor ordered surrender talks did the military leaders conceed. Even then, junior officers staged a failed coup to prevent the Emporer from broadcasting his nation’s surrender.
2. Most of Japans’s cities were bombed, burned and blockaded with disease & starvation rampant.
3. Japan’s government and miliatary adopted the policy of “Ketsu Go”...to use the population in human wave attacks and suicide bombings. Women where issued bamboo spears while children were issued suicide backpacks to crawl under American tanks. The whole country devised various suicide traps, kamikazi vehicles and human wave battalions.
4. Five days before Hiroshima, US bombers dropped leaflets WARNING the Japanese populace that certain cities needed to be evacuated.
5. The invasion of Japan would had involved the Russians reusulting in a communist NORTH and allied SOUTH Japans.
6. Allies, in preparation for Operation Olympic, would had stockpiled its nukes (and thousands of tons of chemical munitions) for an all-out assault on the landing beachheads and key urban centers. The result (in addition to starvation, cold, and disease) would had killed millions and millions of Japanese civillians.
7. Hiroshima and Nagaski were legitament targets as both housed important munitions plants. Hiroshima was also home of the Japanese 3rd Army Group...a key command post which coordianted Japanese defensive operations in the southern island of Kyushu.
FYI: 3rd Army Group parade grounds was the target point (ground zero) for the Hiroshima Bomb.
Great post! I’ve always pointed out to the Kum-ba-ya crowd that dropping the A-bomb on two cities actually SAVED Japanese lives.
PS: More people died in the Tokyo fire bombings that in Hiroshima and Nagasaki. That used conventional muntions...does that make you feed better Captain Kirk???
You didn't read my post. I pointed out that even after Nagasaki that the Japanese STILL did not accept the demand for unconditional surrender. In the end, Truman overrode his New Deal advisors who wanted to totally destroy the imperial regime and agreed to the Japanese condition. Hence, the final surrender was NOT unconditional. Hence, Truman could have avoided both an invasion and the a bombs had he purused this option at the outset.