The Dilemma of the Atom Bomb
9 Pages Posted: 21 Dec 2016
Date Written: December 18, 2016
Although many think the atom bombs dropped on Japan ended the war, scholarship shows a more nuanced picture. many factors influenced the Emperor's decision to accept the Potsdam Proclamation. The alternative to the bomb may have been carpet bombing of Japan; which was the more desirable way to end it?
Keywords: atom bomb, Japan, World War II
JEL Classification: Z00
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