Monday August 6, 1945 was a quite morning, just like any other. It was a hot, sunny, summer day,   people in the town of Hiroshima were busy getting their day started, going to the store, going to work, and some cooking   breakfast for their children. At 9:15 in the morning,   everything changed. In a flash, over 70,000 people were dead. Before the morning was over, a like number would be dead from burns and falling debris. Three days later there was another flash; another 100,000 men, women and children were gone. Two atomic bombs had been dropped over the cities of Hiroshima and Nagasaki. Over the course of the next   week, more than   two hundred fifty thousand people, a quarter of a million, would be dead from the blast or succumb from their wounds. This is a staggering amount of causalities from only   two bombings, but this pales in comparison from the total number of human   lives that would be lost if the United States had invaded Japan. Loss of civilians lives, not only in Japan but   in Asia as well, the loss of the Japanese fighting men, and of course the men from our own   Army, Navy, Air Force and Marines. These losses could exceed over 50 million   men, women, and children in as little as 6 months.

Civilization losses would out weigh military losses by a staggering 10 to 1 margin. This is due in large part to the United States change of policy in strategic bombing. Starting in or about 1944, Japan's ability to wage war was over. All of her “known” military plants had been bombed and lay in rubble. The ability to build and maintain any type of machinery   was all but extinct.   Know comes the strategic bombing of her population. This is done   to demoralize and lower the moral of the population so far that rioting and a possible coup might occur.   wwww wwwwwww www wwwwwwwwwwwwwwww   w