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Did nuking Japan open a Pandora box ?

Update:

Would of blockade worked better 

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  • Aspen
    Lv 4
    1 month ago

    I think Pandora's box was opened when Szilárd wrote a letter in concert with Teller and others (and endorsed by Einstein) which was sent to Roosevelt warning of a German bomb project. 

    Also, because of the Bohr and Heisenberg meeting in Copenhagen in 1941 where Heisenberg tried to recruit Bohr. Bohr walked away from that meeting convinced the Germans had been working on a bomb for two years and he reported so to the Allies. 

    Events like these opened Pandora's box. Building the bomb after that was inevitable. As long as it was suspected the Germans were working on it, we would be too. Especially after Fermi had demonstrated the feasibility of such an endeavor after his success at the University of Chicago in 1942. The bomb would be built no matter what. 

    Its use on Japan, while of dramatic importance for ending the war, would have been irrelevant for this discussion as they would have eventually introduced the bomb anyways. It took on a snowball effect where the further it went on, the more momentum such a project would have acquired that would have increasingly resisted being shut down. 

    Pandora's box wasn't opened when the bomb was first dropped on Japan. It wasn’t at the Trinity test. It was opened at the very inception of thinking that a bomb MIGHT be possible to build. 

  • Anonymous
    1 month ago

    No the Spies in Los Alamos opened the Box Stalin Knew all about the Nukes before Truman did

  • Anonymous
    1 month ago

    Japan was nuked to end WW2 and to demonstrate to Communists that America would not hesitate for a second to butcher them by the tens of millions if needed.  Worked like a charm.  Still does.

  • Anonymous
    1 month ago

    Pandora did not have a box. That is a Dutch mistranslation. None of the classical period depictions of Pandora show her with a vessel of any kind.

    A blockade would have produced the slow deaths of millions from starvation.

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  • ?
    Lv 7
    1 month ago

    Yes, and no. 

    They helped bring a swift end to the war.......and have helped keep relative peace since then. 

    but when our enemies also acquired them.......we have to live with that sword dangling over our heads, that someday,  some country might fire first.......and do to us, what we did  to Japan. 

    A blockade would have only served to drag the war on for years,  and fight a battle of attrition. .....which would have cost countless more lives. 

  • Anonymous
    1 month ago

    The bombs were only used once as their existence redefined the dynamics of warfare. The world became more prone to minimize war. No WW3 speaks to this. 

    Japan refused to surrender despite the warnings The bombs immediately rendered the desired result. I won't debate against what worked as intended. 

    Would you rather be starved to death or bombed?

  • Robert
    Lv 7
    1 month ago

    A blockade would have dragged on the war for years as they continued to fight to get supplies in and out.  We did the right thing.  The only way to end a war is to come to an agreement with the other side or to tell them you demands and what will happen if they don't meet them and then carry though. That's what we did and we won.  And that's the last war we actually one.   Today we need to have an objective and carry it out without regard to any thing other than the objective, including collateral damage. You should never have a war, but if you do, you must have your objective, meet it and be done with it.  Japan is the last time we accomplished that.

  • Anonymous
    1 month ago

    Japan was not nuked. It was an atomic bombs that were dropped on Japan, not Nuclear ones. There is a very vast difference between an Atomic Bomb and a Nuclear Bomb.

  • Anonymous
    1 month ago

    No it helped shorten the war. A blockade wouldn't of had any effect 

  • gerald
    Lv 7
    1 month ago

    well it has released all the evils that was predicted in those ancient times 

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