Dropping the Atomic Bomb on Japan

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Dropping the Atomic Bomb on Japan by Mind Map: Dropping the Atomic Bomb on Japan

1. For

1.1. Dropped on a military base

1.1.1. Was to avoid as many casualties as possible

1.2. Japan refused to surrender unconditionally, unreasonable terms

1.3. Japan's fault

1.3.1. Japan attacked first

1.3.2. Starved/beaten prisoners of war

1.3.3. Didn't follow international laws of war

1.4. Shortened war

1.4.1. End war before Russia got in

1.5. Strategists concluded 100,000 and 1 million American soldiers and sailors would die if they invaded

2. Against

2.1. Almost all 100,000 killed in Hiroshima were civilians

2.2. Hiroshima and Nagasaki were targeted for their highly dense area and population

2.3. Japan planned on surrendering

2.3.1. America knew this

2.3.1.1. Japanese code broken

2.3.1.2. Japan's messages were intercepted

2.3.2. For a year, before the bomb was dropped

2.4. The bombing was one of the first cause of the Cold War (in a way)

2.5. Bombed Nagasaki, even after Hiroshima was enough

2.6. Lack of diplomatic discussion between Japan and USA

2.7. It was estimated about 1 to 9 million Japanese Civilians would be killed