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    Quote Originally Posted by Wei Wu Wei View Post
    It ended the war swiftly and saved American lives, but it also opened up a can of worms and entered us into an era of nuclear paranoia. It also killed hundreds of thousands of civilians.

    It may be too simplistic to label it as "good" or "bad". These things tend to have many consequences.
    The fire bombings of Tokyo caused more casualties than the A-Bombs. Also the bombs saved more Japanese civilian lives than they killed by bringing the end of the war to a swift end, making the need for an invasion of the Japanese home islands unnecessary which would have ended up killing millions of civilians if they had been carried out.
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