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On August 6, the U.S. dropped a uranium gun-type (Little Boy) bomb on Hiroshima, and American President Harry S. Truman called for Japan's surrender, warning it to "expect a rain of ruin from the air, the like of which has never been seen on this earth." Three days later, on August 9, a plutonium implosion-type (Fat Man) bomb was dropped on Nagasaki. Within the first two to four months following the bombings, the acute effects of the atomic bombings had killed 90,000–146,000 people in Hiroshima and 39,000–80,000 in Nagasaki; roughly half of the deaths in each city occurred on the first day.

Remember those that died because of it dropping and those that were spared for the same. A Japan Mainland ground invasion after witnessing Okinawa's Defense led to an estimated half million to one million casualties on just the Allies side. Greater Military and Civilian casualties were forecast for Japan. We will never know. Let us not add to the total by ignoring North Korean Missiles.
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This kind of scenario we are in right now is precisely why I am against trade sanctions. On paper it all seems well and good, but by using them too often, which certain countries have... we make more enemies than we keep as friends by making trade difficult for different areas of the world. Ultimately those countries will find a way to make ends meet either way, come hell or high water, like the NK...

We made this situation ourselves by letting our leaders bully the other countries around the world all for the general interests of profit and the supposed interest of the people.

I say this as a Canadian, but It applies to not JUST America. Canada takes part in these sanctions, as does the UK and other G7 countries.

Gotta say though America, you have a great talent at pissing everyone off. We up here mostly have Russia annoyed with us, and that's mostly only because of you... So take that into account in the future when trying to figure out who to blame for the nuclear winter that your politicians are hellbent on getting us all doomed by.

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What can be done?

Prepare for the worst, hope for the best, and maybe something somewhere in between is what you will get and all will be mostly okay.

Oh, and don't be surprised if some sort of Cyber or Proxy war breaks out worse than we already have happening in areas for example, because of Russia like with the Ukraine, or Russia screwing with democratic voting countries....

The cold war is back people, and your idiocy of sanctions brought it back. You want to piss off a beast into not caring anymore and just wanting to destroy everything. Starve it.

That's exactly what has been done with Russia, NK on a even greater basis, and those are just the two most relevant right now. I'm sure China has no love for America either, what with everything in the past, and the repeated attempts by them to hack your infrastructure recently in the past years....

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Jamming777 wrote:
Remember those that died because of it dropping and those that were spared for the same. A Japan Mainland ground invasion after witnessing Okinawa's Defense led to an estimated half million to one million casualties on just the Allies side. Greater Military and Civilian casualties were forecast for Japan. We will never know. Let us not add to the total by ignoring North Korean Missiles.


Yeah, but, y'see, Japan's technology (eg. the Zero airplanes) WORKED.

Also, in NK's case, fighting a war with 50's technology made it a power in the Korean war, but not in 2017.

And even though Japan bombed Pearl Harbor to "brush us back from the plate" over disputed Pacific mineral rights, they weren't just doing it to get attention and hoping we'd negotiate with them...As NK is doing, hoping they can "GRR!!" us into sitting back down at the table again.
(And that's "GRR!" if you hear it in a Pee-Wee voice.)
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Yay happy birthday to me... and nuclear bomb detonations...
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