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Response to EX500rider (Reply #20)

Mon Apr 12, 2021, 01:25 PM

21. Before the bombs were dropped, the Japanese government said it would surrender unconditionally

except they wanted to keep their emperor. They did this because they knew that Russia was about to invade them and they knew that they had lost the war and Russia would take some of their islands. Truman refused to allow them to surrender. He dropped the first bomb to show the Russian we had the atomic bomb and he dropped the second one to show the Russians we had more than one and were not afraid to use them. Then Truman allowed the Japanese to surrender unconditionally and would allow them to keep their emperor. Why did he refuse to let them surrender before the bombs were dropped but allowed them to surrender under the same terms after the bombs were dropped?

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