What were the strategic reasons for dropping the Atomic Bomb on Hiroshima and Nagasaki?

What were the strategic reasons for dropping the Atomic Bomb on Hiroshima and Nagasaki? Topic: What were the strategic reasons for dropping the Atomic Bomb on Hiroshima and Nagasaki?
July 16, 2019 / By Ursella
Question: Not on Japan in general. These particular locations. What were the primary and secondary strategic reasons for dropping them on these particular locations. This is not for homework, this is to disprove an idiot who claims it was intentional genocide against Methodists.
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Scarlett Scarlett | 4 days ago
in general, two atomic bombs fell to Japan are thought because of being surrendered Japan as fast as they can. But it won't be true, just saying for avoiding the responsibility. already, Japan had recieved gigantic damage by the Syouidan(fire-oil bombs) all the area of Japan, esp Tokyo Daikuusyuu(Tokyo air raid). U.S.A wanted to try atomic bomb where people lived in fact, and invest the condition. Hiroshima is delta zone surrounded by rivers here and there. flat land. They could invest the radiation, the wind by explosion, fire wave easily. that place was best position for investing the power of atomic bomb. on the point that civilians on the casualities were included, it will be natural and no doubt that it was genocide.
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Scarlett Originally Answered: Need your opinion-Were the atomic bomb attacks on Japan (Hiroshima & Nagasaki) really necessary to end the war?
Not necessary, but it actually did. There was no choice for Japan but to surrender during 1945, even if the US did not drop the A bombs. We could not continue the war any longer. Most of the labor force was conscripted so that there were not enough people to crop rice in autumn. The sufficient amount of grain crop was expected in Manchuria and Korea (it was an overseas territory of Japan then), however, Japan already lost the naval supremacy of the sea surrounding the archipelago so that we could not import it. We did not have enough oil to fly a fighter plane. Nor we could manufacture weapons, because the factories were destroyed with air raids. Surrender was already on the agenda among the Japanese leaders in June, however, they did not stop the war on the spot, because they thought that they needed a win in a battle in order to take advantage in the negotiation. They considered that they had to protect the monarchy by any means. Your commanders must have known the fact. General Marshall, General Eisenhower, and General MacArthur opposed the A-bombing to the Japanese cities, I have heard. Nevertheless, it was also the fact that our Emperor determined the surrender, partly because of the A bombing. When Japan accepted the Potsdam Declaration, he addressed to the Japanese nationals as below: He then cites, "Moreover, the enemy has begun to employ a new and most cruel bomb, the power of which to do damage is, indeed, incalculable, taking the toll of many innocent lives"); ... the remark is interpreted to refer to the atomic bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki that occurred days before the speech. ... Finally, and most famously, he says: "However, it is according to the dictates of time and fate that We have resolved to pave the way for a grand peace for all the generations to come by enduring the unendurable and suffering what is unsufferable." (Wikipedia) http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gyokuon-h%C5%8Ds%C5%8D

Nova Nova
A few: -they were strategic (as someone already pointed out) -they did an estimated death count (for both sides) and the bloodshed would have been enormous -plus they had a new weapon the were just dying to try out (that always seems to be the way....WW2/A-bomb, Vietnam/napalm, Gulf War/patriot missile. Haven`t looked into new tech. for these wars, yet)
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Mackenzie Mackenzie
We had already bombed the tar out of Tokyo. These two spots were military targets and while there were civilian casualties it was enough to get Japans attention finally. There was a weeks worth of negotiation between the first and the second bomb. There was still more negotiations after the second one and they surrendered only after we told them they could keep their emperor.
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Kelsi Kelsi
I read the entire Wikipedia article on it, the Wiki article is legit and obviously written by a historian so you could try to do that.
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Iscah Iscah
They were both industrial and manufacturing centers turning out submarines, munitions and other weapons.
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Iscah Originally Answered: Was the US' attack on Hiroshima/Nagasaki revengeful?
Just to follow up on the answer above, Russia declared war on Japan after the first bomb was dropped. Not beforehand.
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