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    Why did the us drop an atomic bomb on Hiroshima japan?
    Never really know why but i do know Richard feynman(scientist) was involved.

    it was done to save the lives of thousands of civilians and soldiers who would have died otherwise if the fighting had spread to mainland Japan.

    Another theory is that it was done in part to intimidate Stalin as this was at the beginnings of the Cold War. Truman told Stalin about the bomb at the beginning of the Potsdam conference (before it had been dropped) to pressure him during negotiations.

    But yeah, also what bear said...
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    Also, the reason why two bombs were dropped (Hiroshima, then Nagasaki) was due to Japan failing to surrender after the first one. Needless to say, they surrendered after the second one landed.
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