S.S. HW Chap 27 - SECTION 5 2 Potsdam Declaration= from Potsdam the Allied leaders sent a message warning Japan to surrender or face mad destruction

S.S. HW Chap 27 - SECTION 5 2 Potsdam Declaration= from...

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SECTION 5 2. Potsdam Declaration = from Potsdam the Allied leaders sent a message warning Japan to surrender or face mad destruction Japanese leaders did not know of the atomic bomb so they ignored the declaration August 6, 1945 the Enola Gay, an American bomber, dropped an atomic bomb on Hiroshima, Japan killing over 70,000 people and injuring the same amount August 9 the U.S. dropped a second atomic bomb on Nagasaki killing about 40,000 people After a furious debate in Japanese cabinet, emperor of Japan announced that his nation would surrender on August 14, 1945—formal surrender on September 2 Japan’s surrender caused celebrations, parades, and true happiness among all Americans Bataan Death March = during WWII, stories were told about the mistreatment of prisoners; afterward, Americans learned about this march; after the Japanese captured the Philippines (1942) they forced 75,000 American and Filipino prisoners to march 65
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