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  •  Even more so, when you dig into (1+ / 0-)
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    the history and find that the Japanese tried to surrendler twice but were ignored.  Truman was determined to drop those bombs.

    One reason was to show the world--mainly Russia--that we had them and weren't afraid to use them (see what badasses we are?) the other was to study the effects of radiation poisoning on a race of people most Americans considered "sub-human".

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