The Japan then was not the Japan of today. The mindset was completely different. The atrocities were committed by Japan are legion. Nanking and the Burma railway were amongst the best known. They were barbaric, believed in total war and that conquered peoples and opposing soldiers deserved no respect and quarter. They had to be stopped. Japan could have Surrendered before they did. The fault lies with the Japanese in charge that they did not and extreme measure had to be taken to force the issue. The blood is on their hands not the Americans.
Question: If history had been different and the bombs had have been available to be dropped after Nanking how many millions of lives would have have been saved?
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