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75th Victory Day
Post by Dilandu   » Sat May 09, 2020 12:47 am

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Seventy-five years ago, the greatest battle for the future of mankind was finally over.
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Oh well, if shortening the front is what the Germans crave,
Let's shorten it to very end - the length of Fuhrer's grave.

(Red Army lyrics from 1945)
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Re: 75th Victory Day
Post by Daryl   » Sat May 09, 2020 4:46 am

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Fully understand your position on this, but Japan was still to capitulate.
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Re: 75th Victory Day
Post by TFLYTSNBN   » Sat May 09, 2020 11:18 am

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Daryl wrote:Fully understand your position on this, but Japan was still to capitulate.



All it took was a couple of nukings and the war was over.
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Re: 75th Victory Day
Post by Michael Everett   » Sat May 09, 2020 12:07 pm

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TFLYTSNBN wrote:All it took was a couple of nukings and the war was over.

Yes and no...
Most of the Japanese high Command were willing to fight to Scorched-Earth levels, even to the point of authorizing and instigating the training of schoolchildren in how to use knives to kill enemies.
Emperor Hirohito was the one who made the final decision after the destruction of Hiroshima and Nagasaki convinced him that Japan would not survive should the war continue. Russia switching from neutral to Enemy of Japan helped to sway the decision.
In his own words, "the war situation has developed not necessarily to Japan's advantage", a truly masterful understatement given the situation at the time.
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