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did the US warn the Japanese people before dropping the atomic bombs ?

I just found this : http://www.amnation.com/vfr/archives/008604.html

and I don't know if that really happened.

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  • Anonymous
    10 years ago
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    To the ones who said no, maybe you should return American History on WW2. The US warned Japan multiple times and the Japanese people didn't really take care to any of it. Japan still pressed on knowing the US was going to attack but didn't realize how strong the bomb were going to be. They thought it was just going to be a series of bombing raids. At the time though Japan was a nation who would declare war on a country after surprise attacking them. The first atomic bomb was dropped and they didn't stop. At this time they realized US capability. But due to not surrendering and giving up their quest to seize and control foreign lives and land the US dropped #2.

    They were warned.

  • 10 years ago

    It's possible, but I don't think the Japanese had any idea the bomb would be atomic and their skin would peel off and their faces would melt. And Saddam Hussein dropped leaflets on US soldiers in the Iraq War warning that they would see the mother of all wars and the rivers would flow with their blood, but it was all posturing, so maybe the Japanese thought the Americans were bluffing anyway. And the bombings only happened 3 days apart and they didn't have Internet, so many Nagasaki folks would not have heard about Hiroshima.

  • Anonymous
    5 years ago

    for 6 months earlier the atomic bombings, the USA intensely fire-bombed sixty seven jap cities. alongside with the united kingdom and the Republic of China, the USA suggested as for a renounce of Japan interior the Potsdam assertion on July 26, 1945. the jap government disregarded this ultimatum. On July 26, Truman and different Allied leaders issued the Potsdam assertion outlining words of renounce for Japan. It became provided as an ultimatum and suggested that without renounce, the Allies could attack Japan, ensuing in "the inevitable and finished destruction of the jap military and merely as unavoidably the utter devastation of the jap native land". The atomic bomb became no longer suggested interior the communication. approximately an hour earlier the (Hiroshima) bombing, jap early warning radar detected the recommendations-set of a few American plane headed for the southern area of Japan. An alert became given and radio broadcasting stopped in many cities, between them Hiroshima. At almost 08:00, the radar operator in Hiroshima desperate that the variety of planes coming in became very small—probable no greater beneficial than 3—and the air raid alert became lifted. even nonetheless the U.S. had in the past dropped leaflets warning civilians of air raids on 35 jap cities, alongside with Hiroshima and Nagasaki, the citizens of Hiroshima have been given no notice of the atomic bomb. maximum people probable assumed those leaflets have been warning of this variety of carpet bombing finished in Tokyo and different cities. After the Hiroshima bombing, President Truman issued a fact asserting using the recent weapon, and promising that: "in the event that they do no longer now settle for our words, they might assume a rain of injury from the air, the like of which has by no potential been seen in this earth. in the back of this air attack will persist with sea and land forces in such numbers and potential as they have not yet seen and with the scuffling with potential of which they're already nicely conscious."

  • 10 years ago

    Upon searching Wikipedia I discovered an article (listed in sources) as being an ultimatum to surrender or face "prompt and utter destruction."

    So in a sense we warned them of bad things that could happen, but it doesn't appear to specify that we would drop the atomic bombs on them.

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  • Anonymous
    10 years ago

    Warning leaflets were dropped over the cities prior to bombing. This has been well documented since the end of the war.

  • Anonymous
    10 years ago

    Yes they did it wasn't a surprise! Not sure about the 1st one but they kept warning them but you know the Japanese with there honor and stuff.

    Source(s): Documentarys
  • Anonymous
    10 years ago

    No, they really didn't but it was more like payback since they attacked us on Pearl Harbor

  • 10 years ago

    That would kind of take away from the "surprise" don't ya think?

  • Anonymous
    10 years ago

    YES THEY DID!

  • Anonymous
    10 years ago

    nope

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