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Unformatted text preview: Nagasaki because both sides knew Japan was defeated before the bombs were dropped. The United States did not clarify the terms of the Potsdam Proclamation which would have led to Japans surrender. The bombs also caused unnecessary civilian casualties. The United States should not have dropped the bombs because Japan was already defeated, and both sides knew it. The air and sea blockade was cutting off the Japanese supplies and important goods. Strategic bombing was devastating their many cities and populated areas. Brandon Hayes Essay #2 10/10/05 Although everyone has different beliefs I think that he should have not dropped the bombs. There were way too many unnecessary deaths and wreckages. Without the destruction of the bomb Japan would have been much better off after the war....
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- Fall '06