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By August 1945 60 Japanese cities and towns had been bombed using the conventional bombs in the large-scale military campaign including the mass firebombing attacks of Tokyo and Koby.
Some Japanese, European, American and Soviet (Russian) researchers, the people sharing the same ideas are of the opinion that atomic bombing against the cities of Hiroshima and Nagasaki August,6 and August,9, 1945 hadn’t approached the war ending. According to their point of view Tokyo would have capitulated anyway after the USSR’s entry into the war in the Far East. The official sources and the chronology of above-mentioned events confirms that. The Japanese cities had been chosen deliberately as the area of the most mass gathering of civilian population, with the purpose of showing of the new weapon opportunities which had been developed in the USA that is the bombardment is regarded as a barbaric brutal experiment and as the act to display the power for allies mainly for the USSR. That fact had to give the Americans a chance to dictate their will after the postwar redivision of the world (Glasstone, Samuel).custom writings
Those cities which had been chosen as objectives of atomic bombing practically were not attacked by the conventional air-bombs.
Everything had been done to receive the most accurate information about destructions and losses exactly after the atomic bombardment. However, Kyoto which headed the list as a potential object to atomic bombing, then it was struck off the list as the city having a special cultural value for Japan (it was done at U.S. Secretary of Defense, Henry Lewis Stimson insistence). It was left on the list of the cities which were not attacked by conventional air-bombs.
It should be noted that the viewpoint according to which the nuclear bombardments could not possibly approach the war ending hadn’t unanimous support even in Japan.
In accordance with the public opinion polls carried out by information news agencies Associated Press and Kiodo Cusin such a point of view is shared by 75% of Japanese inhabitants. In the USA – according to all available data of the same public inquiries 68% of population were convinced in the necessity of nuclear bombing.
It is a vexed problem if we should take into consideration the US opinion concerning Japanese cities bombing. In fact namely the USA committed that unprecedented bombing attacks and therefore the party holding the largest interest in the extenuation of formulation on account of the gravity of both political and economic consequences.
Not less controversial is the issue if the anti-American rhetorics of Japan is worth taking seriously. It hid the truth about the crimes against the civil population of occupied countries including the weapon of mass destruction. To the 60-th anniversary of the tragedy in Hiroshima the Japanese Parliament prepared a resolution in which any records of “act of aggression” and the “colonial form of government” defaulted (as opposed to similar resolution concerning the 50-th anniversary of explosions).
Such information is also omitted in the up-to-date editor of school textbooks which are called nationalistic even by the local press. All those facts subjectively allow Japan to feel itself as a victim but objectively they give quite an opposite effect. The Chinese, Korean, and other Asian peoples who suffered greatly from the Japanese militarism consider such attempts to whitewash the crimes.
The proponents of extreme measures who support the atomic bombardment believe that two atomic bombings against Japan in the cities of Hiroshima and Nagasaki considerably reduced the losses both the allies and Japan. They were inevitable if the troops broke into the islands and began conquering them. The Military Operation “Downfall” is meant (Brian A. P. Morris).
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