Without the atomic excuse, japan's leaders would have ordered that the military continue to fight despite the soviet's declaration of war against tokyo the fighting that would have ensued before they surrendered would have resulted in far more deaths than the hiroshima and nagasaki bombings after all. Affairs, declared before pearl harbor that “no rational japanese could believe that an attack on us could result in anything but disaster for his country”3 secretary of war henry l stimson believed the japanese, “however wicked their intentions, would have the good sense not to get involved in a war with the united states. Initially, few questioned president truman's decision to drop two atomic bombs, on hiroshima and nagasaki but, in 1965, historian gar alperovitz argued that, although the bombs did force an immediate end to the war, japan's leaders had wanted to surrender anyway and likely would have done so before. He states that “before the war is over we will have put this bunch of oriental marauders back on the right little, tight little, out-of-sight little island where they belong” hearst was known for melodramatic journalism, and rhetoric like this would help propel the mass internment of japanese americans during the war.
Just as is the case with europe and the soviet union, we will never have an exact reckoning of the death toll of the war in asia china bore the it is important to keep all this in mind when we begin to talk about drawing lessons from japan that might be applicable to iraq after any projected us hostilities. “in a question to the editor about which country first declared war on japan after the bombing of pearl harbor, the answer was, not the united states or great britain (which declared war on december 8th) it was canada, which declared war on december 7th thus endeth your history lesson for today. So, in principle, there was no great rush to drop the bombs in early august the americans knew that the soviet union had, at their earlier encouragement, agreed to renounce their neutrality pact with the japanese and declare war, invading first through manchuria stalin indicated to truman this would. There was no debate like that between april 2, 1917, when president wilson requested war against germany, and april 6, when a declaration of war was early this evening a statement was issued at the white house, however, accusing germany of doing everything possible to push japan into the war.
Others believe japanese trade protection was so incompetent, us submarines could have strangled japan into defeat alone perceptions of treachery in the attack before a declaration of war sparked fears of sabotage or espionage by japanese sympathizers residing in the us, including citizens of. Obviously, the importance of the bomb in concluding the war was of such magnitude that it is not plausible to examine intelligence related to invasion planning without addressing the question of whether and to what extent that same intelligence might have influenced the decision to drop the bomb it also is.
There was numerous attempts to get the surrender accomplished before 1st bomb and then again before the 2nd also you keep talking about the innocent victims of the bombs sorry but there were none it was a total declared war a war that the japanese started in the end the blood of those that died. There is a theory among some historians of the second world war that, if only the allies had declared war on germany to defend czechoslovakia in 1938, nazism could have been defeated in a short european war after all, the czech army was fully mobilised in 1938 three out of the nine panzer divisions.
American lives would have been at risk in any event, whether we entered the war or sat it out as a neutral country there's a wikipedia resource titled 'first engagement of neutral united states in world war ii before the attack on pearl harbor' that gives answers to your would the us declare war on japan again. However, in the early 1930s, japan's military came to dominate the government, and japan embarked on a course of imperial expansion in east asia franklin d roosevelt (fdr) supported a “quarantine” (economic sanctions without declaring war) against japan, and the american public was opposed to continued. Lesson plan title: casualties of war: the short- and long-term effects of the 1945 atomic bomb attacks on japan subject area: social studies bombs but who died or left japan during the five-year interval would not have been what other information would you like to have before concluding from table 5.
Activity 1: pearl harbor and the casualties of war the attack on pearl harbor propelled the nation into a war that lasted for almost four years on the first day of that war, more than 2,400 americans died their average age was 23 have students consider the impact such enormous losses would have on the american public. But russian diplomats, confident that japan would not go to war, attempted to stall the negotiations, before insisting that japan minimise its military presence in korea the negotiations eventually collapsed and in early 1904 the two countries severed diplomatic ties bolstered by support from the british, japan declared war. While these numbers may seem trivial in comparison to the casualties inflicted on soviet and chinese soldiers during wwii, the us death toll was the highest among the western allied nations not china it is for this reason that some japanese have never acknowledged china as the victor of the war.
If their movement into china had gone on schedule, they would have attacked the japanese military in china before pearl—without, of course, a declaration of war so us moral indignation, at least by the us leadership, amounted to complaining that the japanese had attacked us without a declaration of. Only hours before the bombing of pearl harbor, admiral husband kimmel, the commander of the us pacific fleet, received a message from the navy: “this dispatch is to be considered a war warning negotiations with japan looking toward stabilization of conditions in the pacific have ceased and an. For years debate has raged over whether the us was right to drop two atomic bombs on japan during the final weeks of the second world war this article considering the tension between the two countries, a similar attack with tens of thousands of civilian casualties would have created a nuclear apocalypse if the us.
For my kids, it was their first chance to come to the states, and whatever fear and apprehension they might have had all melted away when they stepped into the of the war, japan lay in total ruin yet who should come to our aid but the united states of america, the country that we had, during the war, declared our sworn. In a conversation of july 12 with japanese ambassador saito, secretary hull elaborated upon the futility of war and its awful consequences, emphasizing the great injury to the victor as well as to the vanquished in case of war he said that a first-class power like japan not only could afford to exercise general self- restraint. Indeed, it would have been surprising if they had: despite the terrible concentrated power of atomic weapons, the firebombing of tokyo earlier in 1945 the expected early august russian declaration of war, along with assurances that japan's emperor would be allowed to stay as a powerless figurehead,.