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Tue Aug 6, 2013, 05:21 PM

16. No it was not, why the high command was very divided

 

read on this very little known piece of history, the night before the official message to the people.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ky%C5%ABj%C5%8D_Incident

And there were divisions. The vote in the high command was 3:3 broken by the Emperor.

So no, they did not fully think they were defeated. That is a nice myth we like to tell ourselves sixty years on.

In reality, if the strategic bombing campaign was increased, the war could have come to a natural end by 1946 at the earliest, mid 1946. Some planners feared the land campaign, and the Russians. The one million casualties was an actual estimate for just the invasion of Honshu. It was based on what happened at Okinawa, for example.

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