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The U.S, in an effort to end the deadly war with Japan, had planned a complete invasion of the Japanese Empire. It was determined that possibly millions of lives would be lost in the bloody conflict. In an effort to save lives the U.S. decided to use our Atomic Bomb, which outcome was completely unknown.
The FAT MAN atomic bomb was dropped on Nagasaki virtually wiping out the complete city. The death toll from both bombings are affected by many factors, number one being politics. Victims died months or even years from Radiation exposure, and there was pressure to both minimize and to exaggerate the death toll. It was estimated that as many as 140,000 died in Hiroshima, and 74,000 in Nagasaki. Both figures fluctuate wildly depending on who has compiled them, and why.
On Sunday, June 25th, 1950, North Korean infantry divisions led by Russian T-34 tanks exploded across the 38th Parallel taking the lightly armed Republic Of Korea troops by surprise. It quickly became apparent that the limited resistance could be pushed out of the Pusan Perimeter into the ocean. The United States after WW11 had sent most of its military equipment to the junk yard, and found itself not only light on equipment but also troops. General Douglas McArthur took command. The U.S. faced communist forces backed up by China and Russia. The U.S. desperately rushed troops and equipment to South Korea and soon were holding their own. General MacArthur wanted to drive to the Yalu, but President Truman expressed his concern it could intimidate the Chinese and Russians. The final blow came when thousands of Chinese of Chinese troops poured across the border. MacArthur considered using numerous atomic bombs, which met with Truman's disapproval. Truman informed him that we did not want to start WW111, and promptly relieved him of his command. Like an old soldier, he just faded away. The war ended where it started, proving nothing. It was the wrong war, in the wrong place , at the wrong time.
From June 25, 1950, to July 27, 1953, 36,913 Americans died.