Obama will be the first US president to visit Hiroshima since WWII.
“Our visit to Hiroshima will honor all of those who were lost in World War II and reaffirm our shared vision of a world without nuclear weapons, as well as highlight the extraordinary alliance that we have been able to forge over these many decades.”
The history may become clouded over time. It is important to find out and remember what actually happened. I would like to invite you to read some of the articles related to Hiroshima, particularly the research by Tsuyoshi Hasegawa, a trilingual historian who studied Japanese, Russian, and English sources.
“Kido stated that while the peace party and the war party had previously been equally balanced in the scale, the atomic bomb helped to tip the balance in favor of the peace party. It would be more accurate to say that the Soviet entry into the war, adding to that tipped scale, then completely toppled the scale itself.”
- The Bomb Didn’t Beat Japan… Stalin Did
- Why did Japan surrender?
- The Atomic Bombs and the Soviet Invasion: What Drove Japan’s Decision to Surrender? (Tsuyoshi Hasegawa)
Thank you, Karice, for mentioning these articles to me.