WHY AMERICA BOMBED JAPAN
The bombing of Japan was a strategic decision made by the American government during World War II.
The main reason for the bombing was to force Japan to surrender and end the war quickly.
The Japanese government had refused to surrender despite facing heavy losses and defeat in the war.
The use of atomic bombs was seen as a way to shock Japan into surrendering and avoid a costly invasion of the country.
The bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki resulted in the deaths of over 200,000 people, mostly civilians.
The decision to use atomic bombs remains controversial and is still debated by historians and policymakers today.