While croos teaching in high school ( I normally taught engineering tech, but for a day I taught a history class on the technology we use today that started development in WW2)
When we got to nuclear energy, Hiroshima and Nagasaki came up, as the normal teacher of that class had taught that already. I aske the class if they had covered the Rape of nanking and the japanese occupation of china... Of course not. We got online, and covered the 1 million plus deaths around nanking, and the rape of all females 8 -80 in the province. I then asked them what they deemed worse, 1 million dead over 4 months, or 200,00 dead in an instant. They all agreed the rape of nanking was worse. I then asked if you were the president faced with lsing 1 million US soldiers and 10 million japanese, which would you choose, the bomb or the invasion... 100% went for the bomb. At the end of the day they wondered why their textbooks didn’t cover the subject the way I had... go figure
While croos teaching in high school
.... Wow, Waverunner, you’re awesome! good job... small skirmishes to win a larger war...