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25 Interesting Facts About Hiroshima and Nagasaki

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  1. peter jerome devlin says:

    is it true the atomic bomb was meant to be dropped on berlin, but the war in europe finnished before this could happen?

    1. Gerardo Alonso says:

      Dont think throwing an atomic bomb over white european people would have been somthing aproved by anyone.
      It is believed that the strong racism towards japannesse that americans had by the time, was a very important fact that helped giving aproval for the bombing.

      1. kawaiiii says:

        gyah america and japan are not enemies desuuuuuuu

        1. No, America was too scared that the atomic bomb damage might affect them, so they dropped it on Japan instead because it was so far away

      2. destardi says:

        Riiiiight. Just as the japanese held racist attitudes towards Chinese, Burmese, etc as they bloodied, tortured and ate them. Stop with the ‘racist’ crap. My God.

        Disgusting!

        1. njzxhfugvkzhsk says:

          yes i agree fledmclds destardi has a very disgusting mom.

        2. Well says:

          C ‘mon guys +fledmclds, + John Francis and +njzxhfu… whatever your name is…… +destardi ‘s right…. just stop these racist comments … and I don’t think anyone else has the right to comment on anyone else’s mother…

        3. Makayla says:

          I agree

      3. Nazi Germany surrendered in May 8th, 1945 at Reims, while the first atomic bomb (“The Gadget”) was tested on July 16th at Alamogordo (“Trinity Site”) in New Mexico. Racism had nothing to do with it, you freakin’ stupid “I hope you die in a car crash” m*ron!

        1. Corrie says:

          No they had previously surrendered that where they made it official. But if you were as knowledgable on the subject as you think you are. Now stop being an offensive tw*t and if you want to talk to someone like that get out from behind your keyboard and come and see me.

      4. JBob says:

        The decision to bomb Japan was mostly decided by the number of soldiers the Allies predicted to lose for a mainland invasion. Millions of Purple Hearts were minted that are still being handed out today. The bombings most likely saved millions of lives as every man, woman, and child would fight to the death if an invasion did happen. While the nukes did result in thousands of deaths, they were probably the most humane way to end the war with the least amount of deaths in The Pacific. The resulting Cold War brought palpable tension with The Russians and very nearly wiped the majority of humanity out. But in the end, we are all still here. What nuclear weapons has brought, is a dramatic reduction of fighting between highly developed nations (for fear of retribution.) In a sense, it did help usher in an era of diplomacy not seen before.

        1. Brian says:

          To use organized crime language, as is appropriate when talking about government, the use of atomic bombs was a “message job” to the Russians. Just in case they were thinking about their expansion of Communism.

        2. Roy Gathercoal says:

          No, Gerardo, while it is clear the Japanese have always (and still) regard themselves as inherently superior and for the most part, Americans do as well, the US had demonstrated it was an equal-opportunity destroyer.

          Keep in mind that we had wiped the city of Dresdin off the map with a horrendous firebombing attack, one which killed somewhere between 18,000 and a half-million people. Racism, individual and systemic/institutional, is a huge problem but probably not a factor here.

        3. Casey says:

          Finally some one knows what there talking about..bravo..

      5. Reg says:

        You really are a quite stupid person.

        1. someone says:

          awwww stop looking in the mirror.

        2. someone says:

          You also left out an a when you typed that. Its supposed to say, you really are quite a stupid person.

      6. someone who knows how to spell says:

        Japanese*

        1. Makayla says:

          Thank you, I was waiting for someone to say something about that.

    2. john says:

      no its all lies my freind all lies

    3. Leslie says:

      yes, I think you are correct. I am watching a special right now.

  2. america should suffer because even though we got bombed, we had only a few casualties but then america had been big and bad then bombed them with not only one bomb but TWO! And they were NUCLEAR!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    1. Gysgt A USMC Ret says:

      You how many lives them two bombs saved. There was 2 more plans to take Japan. One was a invasion of the Island witch would of cost 1 Million American lives, and 3 Million Japanese lives, and the second was a chem attack on Japan, and the one that was choose was the two bombs. Although I cost a few 100,000 lives A loss that is deeply felt by people even today, and rightly so, the cost could have been much higher. I think the correct decision was made both for America, and Japan

      1. ben says:

        you forgot one thing first part u forgot know

      2. Bob Schatz says:

        The bombs were not dropped to save American lives. That’s pure American propaganda. Main reasons were to prevent Russia from entering the war in the Pacific and sharing the “spoils”, and to justify the enormous cost of the Manhattan Project. There was also no military objective at Hiroshima or Nagasaki. American military should feel very proud that they incinerated innocent starving civilians including women and children for no justifiable reason. The American military’s brutality continues to the present day.

        1. Dedliberalsrbest says:

          I KNOW THIS IS OLD, BIT….OMG! PUT DOWN THE BONG YOU IGNORANT f**ktard.

          1. john says:

            CHILL AUT DUDE

        2. Pojo says:

          Bob Schatz,

          That is one of the most asinine remarks I have ever heard concerning WWII. I have a Masters degree in History and Education, and I thought that I had heard it all; that is, up until you bloviated.

      3. anthony says:

        Excellent information Gunny! If only people like salsa and chips dealt with facts but they don’t!

      4. JBob says:

        And this is something people overlook. The bombings were probably the most humane way to end the war in The Pacific.

    2. destardi says:

      ‘only had a few casualties’. Ok genius. How many casualties did other countries suffer at the hands of the Japanese? You are truly ignorant.

    3. alex moreno says:

      Guess what? Over 60 other cities were bombed before Hiroshima, with much more destruction and lives lost, as one nuclear bomb wastes a great deal of energy in the center of the explosion, because you would have so much power destroying everything that had already been destroyed. Hiroshima and Nagasaki weren’t the worst part of the war, although it was the right thing to do.

    4. kate reid says:

      1. They refused to surrender
      2. We would drop pamphlet warning the Japanese Citizens of bombings (did they do that for Pearl Harbor)
      3. They were planning to drop a plague on American soil and it was halted because the war had ended. Not to mention they were in the process of developing their own nuclear weapon and they would not hesitated to use it any more that we had.
      4. Quebec agreement: US agreed with the UK not to use Nuclear weapons without mutual consent. We agreed on terms to use the bomb?
      5. Japan showed crazy acts of cruelty towards humans and actually killed more civilians than the Nazis
      6. Yes it was a same that it had to end the way it did, but we did not want any part of the war outside aiding our allies. We did not put boots on the ground until Japan invited us into the war with the bombing of Pearl Harbor so when we entered it was to END WWll and that is what we did. Yes it cost a lot of their lives but it probably prevented many more deaths of Americans. For that, it was worth it and we learned from it.

      1. Lewis Jones says:

        you are wrong on so many points…..actually try some real research, not just one sided crap you read in america. revisionist history will make you stupid and lead to the same mistakes again.

      2. Jennie says:

        Excellent points….

    5. Matthew says:

      I have one thing to say to Japanese people, your great people your country is beauiful, but can you please shut your f**king mouths? We nuked you slanted eyed f**ktards because you fly your shitty planes over here and kill us and decades later you get on here and complain? I wonder why we nuked you guys , and yes I’m being sarcastic.

    6. jdkwu says:

      your mom has nuclear farts

    7. Merica' says:

      I feel like this +salsa and chip person is twelve years old

  3. caleb johns says:

    the us did the right thing to drop the two bombs

    1. Mad Jap says:

      I wish the Japanese government would do the ‘right thing’ by nuking the United c**ts of America.

      1. Gysgt A USMC Ret says:

        Japan don’t have Nuks.

      2. destardi says:

        Awwww. Someone is jelly…America!

      3. Dedliberalsrbest says:

        You mad, zip?

      4. billy says:

        haha japan donest have nukes… ha gayyyyyyyyyy

      5. Cunt bagf says:

        f**k off u slut

        1. Gettin' Sick Of It says:

          Guys, calm down, what are you all, 12?

          Us Aussies don’t give a damn for war, couldn’t care less about the fact that we don’t have nukes, and as a general rule, are half decent people who have morals.

          Can we all just grow up and get over ourselves? Please?

          Like really, the comments are here to share what we think of the post, and maybe have a half intelligent conversation, possibly even a debate!

          But last time a checked, calling people p*ssies, c**ts, jelly, sluts, etc., that is most DEFINITELY NOT intelligent.

          Next time we write a comment, can we please have a bit of maturity?

          Thank You!

          1. jonny says:

            Real good someone with some common sense intelligence

          2. dryke says:

            But last time I checked* Though yeah man, well said, you put those kids to sleep.

      6. jap suckz says:

        then we would do the same again.. dum nuts

        1. Japanese man says:

          U.S always want said ”im savor ””world sucks””if i werent exist the whole of world were hell””i bring freedom”.Erase US goverments from world all of world problems will be solve.

      7. killemall says:

        You gooks started it. We finished it. A bomb, made in America, tested in Japan.

  4. Yoyocat says:

    Koreans are so sad!!!!! When they don’t have any problem or trouble they need to be injured by the bombing!!! Omg! Poor Koreans!

  5. Bob the builder says:

    What the hell does this have to do with dropping bombs on Hiroshima and Nagasaki

    1. dryke says:

      25 interesting facts man, read the title before you go posting stuff like this.

  6. anastasia says:

    clearly by reading this site just by looking at the coments its all a big lie some might be true but to me its bs because yall just keep fighten about this pershhh shi…t

  7. Saskia says:

    I feel like my brain shrunk after reading these comments…

  8. Carlos Lopez says:

    Everyone lets us be clear of one thing atomic bombs are bad .Should it have been drop on Japan ?Yes, it save lives by shortening the war by a year .We did warn Japan and ask them to surrender but the didn’t listen .The places we bomb were testing areas that were near city so they can grab people for cruel experiment .At the end of the war we rebuild Europe for a war we didn’t start and restored Japan economy by teaching them how to make cars .Honda and Mitsubishi used to be war plane companies.

  9. Herber Stegmanno says:

    The truth is that President Truman was a 32 degree mason which means that he was a Satan’s worshiper who ordered the bombing of Hiroshima and Nagasaki as an offering to his Master. The nuking of the two cities was totally unnecessary since Japan would have surrendered in any event. It was the greatest Satanic sacrifice ever.

    GOD return to us as soon as possible and destroy Satan and all his human worshipers.

    1. Lewis Jones says:

      you one funny negro!

    2. SirChild says:

      Oh, f**k you and your conspiracy crap.

    3. SirChild says:

      Seriously i get so depressed when i read stuff like this – goes right up there with the illuminati and lizards secretly owning the world.

    4. Alvin Roy says:

      Amen Jesus Christ on the way the last days started in may 2016 1,335 days the next president want have a full 4 years before Jesus Christ return its in Matthew’s 24 in the bible it say for the sake of the elect days those days will be cut short

  10. I am truley dissapointed to read all of the comments about how this writer is stupid.

  11. Lewis Jones says:

    #1 has been proven to be a lie, but sites like this keep putting out to the stupid as fact. And I first learned this in Japan, they have facts that are not watered down by (US) propaganda.

    1. SirChild says:

      So the facts are watered down by Japanese propaganda then?

  12. Yukiko says:

    Seeing the comments make me sad. 🙁 And I’m from Japan myself.

    1. ab kuz says:

      Japan Pretty much just asked for it.

  13. crumbykaela says:

    ‘MERICA go big or go home!!!

  14. Successkeny says:

    This is why war is bad, no matter how any one tries to rationalize it.

  15. Hen na gaijin says:

    Lived in Japan 30 years. Met mayor Akiba and talked with him about an hour. Don’t consider myself an expert, but then who is who comments here? My comments for people who are rational, so unlikely any of them will have read this far thru all the vitriol.
    Japanese military factions had no intent to surrender and even tried to prevent the surrender thru a coup of sorts. A miracle the surrender happened at all. Any “facts” other than this highly suspect conjecture.
    An invasion of mainland Japan would have killed millions on both sides. You don’t believe this you don’t know Japan look at the Okinawa campaign. I personally convinced that is likely true.
    Why the US couldn’t have dropped the bomb on a less populated area to demonstrate power? Seems like it was a worth a try at least.
    While horrific the bombings don’t compare with to the hundreds of thousands of Chinese civilians killed by the Japanese military large scale rape and pillage. Talk about revisionist history.
    Can’t help but think that at least dropping one bomb was justified. But could it have been on a target with less less of civilian life?
    Intelligent responses and points of view welcomed. Rehashed conjecture of little use. Yes I am an a-hole and douche so if you have an uncontrollable urge to call me one here, fight the urge.

    1. Branden says:

      There were only two bombs. I don’t think the president wanted to find out if it might work. He wanted to make sure he got his money’s worth. It is sad that innocent civilians died and war is an evil thing, but some evil is necessary. We didn’t choose the war. It was us or them. We did what we had to do. Period.

    2. Dean Kirby says:

      Masions are not satanic ive seen some of the ceremonies and 90 percent of masions are either Catholic or highly religious

    3. Dean Kirby says:

      Hiroshema was a primary military command for Japanese government not the only one but a major military command and training area therefore a military target after bombing Japanese military leaders attempted a coup against the emperor they told the people to obey when he ordered the surrender of japan these same military leaders did their best to convince the emperor and others that the bomb was a fluke after the attempted coup and amercia could not and did not have the ability or financial ability to create another thats why 3 days later nagisoki was bombed was it terrible yes was it destructive yes but the firebombing of Tokyo and other cities caused more deaths and far greater destruction than both nuclear weapons combined did it save lives on both sides resounding yes if there were to be a invasion minimum of 2 million american and 3 million Japanese and a minimum of up to 2 years to route out all the combatants and complete desomation of Japanese economy industry religion and probably the Japanese culture and race they never signed the treaty of humane treatment of military and civilian prisoners but demanded it when they were captured after they realized they were not going to be killed or sacrificed after the surrender we rebuilt their cities industry social and economic structure they were allowed a police force that had destroyers tanks armored personal carrier mine sweepers gunboats etc quit crying about the Japanese they started the involvement of the U.S. in WW 2 by suprise attack on pearl harbor killing thousands 1200 alone on uss Arizona most drowned or starved because they could not be reached

      1. SirChild says:

        It’s ” Hiroshima ” .

    4. K K ROBERT says:

      I truly agree. Compared to the cruelty committed by the Japanese military on the China civilians, at least 20 atomic bombs should have been dropped in Japan. Especially the whole royal family sof the sickening emperor should have been wiped out to acccount for the atrocities committed by the Japanese in Asia.

  16. Simon Hodson says:

    ‘survived the atomic blast at Hiroshima, dragged himself into an air-raid shelter, spent the night there, in the morning caught a train’
    In the UK we can’t even get the trains to run when there’s a flake of snow on the ground, the bloody Japs had them running the day after a nuclear attack!

  17. abc says:

    Japan was ready to give up after the first bombing .

    Read your history.
    nuff said

  18. K K ROBERT says:

    I think until today most of the Japanese have not learnt their lesson from the atomic bombing. One of reasons is the Japanese did not suffer as many casualties as that suffered by the German during World War 2. In fact, most of the Japanese still dream of going to war to regain their glory. The Japanese should realise that they risk being wiped out from the map if Japanese were to start a war again.

  19. KKK BAYBE says:

    nazis are meh fave i wuv tdum ssoooo mus bcz theay brnt da jws

    1. all hail hitler my lord and savior

  20. why cant we all just love memes together?

    1. aaron medina says:

      because hitler doesnt want us to

  21. Kathy12 says:

    It’s just so sad that thousands of innocent people died untimely

  22. F. Coppin says:

    No expert here, but I believe your typical Japanese would say “Here-ro’-shima,”
    not He ro SHEEMA

  23. Lambourne says:

    My Father was a GUEST of the little yellow men from japan after the fall of SINGAPORE in 1942.He always said that the YANKS dropped every body in the Excrement. They should have dropped 22 Atomic Bombs, not 2.

  24. Bob says:

    For #22 Kyoto was the target for the second bombing but because of the clouds the plane moved to its secondary target of Nagasaki. Source: a picfact on this site.

  25. Nevets Recklaw says:

    calling Bull sh*t on number four, the flash and death are in picoseconds, you have ZERO chance to DUCK and avoid the Bombs intentions

  26. MJL says:

    According to documents obtained from the presidential library the warning leaflets were not dropped until 2 days after Nagasaki, this both served as cover for their actions and as a tool for psychological warfare. It stands in my mind as one of the most shameful actions in history, together with the march of tears and the use of slavery. As an American – I feel sick and horrified by the actions of our former leaders, these things were unquestionably wrong – evil even. Reading these comments it’s clear that most of my fellow Americans are ignorant of the facts, or worse feel it was justified. It’s sad that either way – they’ve learned nothing. Those who do not know (true) history are doomed to repeat it.

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