• Before Japan surrendered to end WW2, the US
armed forces ordered 1.5 million Purple Heart
medals in anticipation of a difficult land invasion.
Roughly 500,000 were left after WW2, and that
stock, although refurbished, is still likely being
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    • That moment when some retards would rather 1.5 million Americans get shot to save two cities.
      Ranger47 28 jun
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    • Yeah, my late grandfather fought in WW2 in Europe. After Europe concluded, he was to be assigned to take the Japanese mainland. He was thankful the bombs dropped and he didn’t have to go bc they were told this kind of info.
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    • Look the truth is the bombs were a nessesary evil cause them mfs were teaching kids to fight can you imagine how horrifying it would be to have to sho0t kids cause their rushing at you with gernades
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    • If you stick up for imperial japan you probably don’t know as much as you think you do
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    • Reminder that the nukes were the only reason those medals weren't given out.
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    • People who say we shouldn't have dropped the bomb have never heard of Nanking
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    • For people that say we shouldn't have dropped the nuke on Japan, you have a reason to say that they were going to surrender but did the US know that no. Many people don't take into account the thinking of back then, you have an enemy thats charging at you and kilIing themselves 1/2
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    • I suggest purple listen to dan carlins hardcore history, supernovas in the east. He paints a DAMN good picture of the Japanese side behind the nukes. There's a reason the nukes were dropped and it wasn't just to save American lives it was for them too
      El_Noons 29 jun
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    • Yes we all know the bombs were brutal and were something that should never have to be used again, but we knew that going in. The fact is they were the lesser of many evils. There would've been literal millions of deaths going in. Japan was starting to train even women and children in basic combat
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    • There are records of the Japanese conscripting civilians, including children, and training them to use bamboo spears for suicide charges against tanks. They would have slaughtered every last man woman and child had we not used the nukes. The Emperor most likely declared surrender because... (cont.)
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    • The Japanese expected ever man, teenager, and women to fight to the deaf with improvised and antique methods and tactics, and makeshift equipment. Everything from teenage girls strapped with bombs, arasaka bayonets attached to poles, matchlock style fyre arms, spears, sowrds.
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    • “Why would America use the nukes!? That’s evil!”
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    • The Japanese were taught to protect the Emperor with their lives, women and children included. These mofos preferred kiIIing themselves before being captured the only way to save American troops and Japan as a whole was to use the nukes
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    • Just read about the r ape of Nanking. Dropping those bombs was justified. I don’t care how much propaganda you’re fed, some things you just can never do and still call yourself a human after
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    • I’m still looking for that apology from the Japanese government for taking citizens(including children) of my country and using them as sex slaves
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    • Honestly, the bombs were fucked, but they likely stopped more than just a land invasion of mainland, Japan. The precedent set by using them to end the war, and then not using them again against an enemy has maintained a nuclear deterrent that has prevented large scale war, despite global tensions.
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    • God we used to be so badass. Can you imagine if that happened now? The libs would crucify the President
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    • And that kids is how you save lives on both sides by dropping nukes. Also they dropped pamphlets a week in advance over each city warning them what was coming and that they should leave but the japs were pretty stubborn back then
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    • They should’ve dropped a 3rd
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    • It was estimated far more people might of died had we stormed the mainland and not dropped the bombs. Not to mention civil unrest and billions on more weapons and equipment
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    • Christ if the US invaded Japan that probably would've been one of, if not the deadliest military campaign in history. Japan mightve just gone extinct.
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    • So to all those talking down on japan for not surrendering beforehand. Japan's culture is different. To them surrendering to the enemy in warfare is a bigger disgrace then death and can in some cases be a crime.
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    • If the US didnt drop those two bombs Russia would have dropped way nastier ones eventually, and im not entirely convinced they would have stopped.
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    • I say we send them another nuke just as a reminder
      Mr8balla 29 jun
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    • There would have been over One million American casualties and over Ten million Japanese if we had invaded instead of dropping the bomb
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    • Yeah. Nuking is a lot easier than a land invasion. We should just start with that next time
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    • I love the amount of people that are saying Nuking the Japanese was not justified. Honestly you have no opinion, none of us do. We weren't around when he happened. We did it because America felt threatened by the fact the Japanese attacked, and their people were preparing to fight. It's in the books
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    • We nuked them, they gave Americans crippling hentai addiction. I say it’s even.
      scribbl 29 jun
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    • If you guys want shuffle back just download an old version of the app off uptodown that's what I just did and I got shuffle back now
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    • You dropped the bomb on me
      SCP2244 29 jun
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    • AirplaneSpam!: MCAS Media. New Video. Fuck iFunny.
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    • My great grandpa had two us purple hearts but some fucker broke into his home and stole them
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    • Don't worry guys, at some point WWII will be considered racist toward Japanese and Germans and Italians and we'll take down all the statues and memorials...just you wait...
      BeeRock 30 jun
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    • Should've gotten Tokyo too, make sure imperial Japan was deader than dead
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    • My grandpa would’ve been in that invasion. I doubt I’d be alive if we hadn’t dropped those nukes on them
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    • In japan they had a k*ll all order established in which all allied POWs would be executed when the US invaded so that the guards would be freed up to fight and would save food
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    • Tell me this you believe the Soviets could invade Japan? If you knew history you would understand that japan is closest to east Russia where there are very few people. The invasion of Manchuria was too late. The japs rather surrender to America than the Soviets. You are historical wrong.
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    • Is anyone else having an issue where the right side of memes on this app are cut off? Or is it just me?
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    • I know im gonna sound stupid becahse its one of the more well known awards but whats a purple heart for again?
      DdlcGod13 29 jun
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    • Imagine being shot for your country and getting a boring cheap medal
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    • My great grandfather refused the Purple Heart saying the only people that deserve it are those who lost the greatest battle in life. Death.
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    • This is a great argument to those who argue dropping the nukes were wrong. That was the anticipated American death toll.
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    • Consider that when complaining that we dropped nukes.
      Gruenwald 29 jun
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    • Japan was already surrendering. We only bombed them to make sure they surrendered to us instead of the Soviets.
      lwpack 2 jul
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    • One of my veteran buddies knew a guy who got a Purple Heart for cutting himself while shaving during a mortar attack
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    • While I understand that at least one, of not both nukes were necessary, is it not somewhat scary that only 2 nuclear bombs have ever been used throughout history, and both were by the US? I mean, better us than someone else but still
      IonKanun 29 jun
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    • The lesser of two evils; the right choice, but evil regardless
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    • Just look up the atrocities imperial japan did in just china alone. Those people needed bombing
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    • Dam I didn’t know people were against dropping the bombs. I thought we were collectively for it
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    • Tbh not much else you can go against suicidal people (many were forced into doing it, but they still did it)
      noonhansa 29 jun
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    • Idk if the us would’ve even have invaded Japan. Blockades and stuff would have beat them eventually
      ThatM3TA 29 jun
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    • Damn that’s kinda sad. Thank Goodness there wasn’t more American causalities. Kinda sucks we bombed them tho
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    • fun fact: the Geneva convention only applies to every country other than America
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    • Likely. Shut the fuck up
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    • It is my firm belief that the first bomb was enough to end the war. The second bomb was excessive
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    • I dont wanna hear about a mass murder and r(*)pe event that you white people started and try to take pride in. "Ooh I'm American and I incinerated women and children indiscriminately to end a war" you monsters.
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    • I heard Americans had to drop the atomic bomb, because there soldier Was to coward to fight the japanese.. American soldier can only fight poor villagers in poor countries..
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    • There was never a need to drop the bomb on Hiroshima. Japan has already been running out of resources to fight, plus they were already trying to surrender. They asked to keep their emperor but wanted unconditional surrender. After Hiroshima and Nagasaki we let them keep their emperor anyway.
      Copboss 29 jun
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    • Fun Fact: We don't know for sure if Japan ever intended to surrender after the first bomb dropped. When the US sent a letter to ask Japan to declare their surrender when they sent a reply back it was roughly translated as "not yet" when in reality it could have meant to say "we aren't sure"
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    • That metal is racist because it has George Washington on it so I called for a vote to remove it from all history books and from military service
      MrBacons 29 jun
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    • Ok?
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    • How do you get the purple heart?
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    • Ppl out here really forgetting the third option... conditional surrender. In Truman’s diary he records how the emperor pleaded with him for conditional surrender before the bombs were dropped... lmao but of course our corrupt gov was gonna showcase the Abombs to piss of the ussr.
      Globfish 29 jun
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    • Operation downfall, shit was going to be bloody as hell, does it justify vaporizing 200,000 women and children though? ehh...
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    • Ok so first off that’s not a fact and there’s really no telling what would’ve happened if we didn’t and if you’d actually learn how to read and instead of spouting bullshit then you’d know I never said not dropping bombs periods was the solution just the location even then a show of force is a prett
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    • My grandfather (who died before i was born) fought in the vietnam war, he has a bronze star which is good i think? I wanted to see why he got it but after using his name and dog tags in gov data bases, there was 0 info on him, can anyone help?
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    • And liberals would rather a million men have died
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    • Quick question about R6 did they get rid of jeager?
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    • If everything goes right, now a single one will be given
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    • The Japanese government excepted they would lose the war but still kept fighting so that the Emperor wouldn't be forced out. How many men died so he could stay Emperor?
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    • If you feel bad about the nukes just look up unit 731 Japanese damn near had their own Holocaust is that everyone forgot about, not only that but all of mainland japan would have been a ruin and millions would have died
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    • The Atom Bombs were a horrible solution, but they were more sensible than k i lling another three million people on both sides
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    • They ran out in 2012 or 2014 if I remember it right
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    • This is kind of misleading. It was a executive order to drop the bombs going against alot of the ranking members of the armed forces wishes. If I recall correctly MacArthur was completely against it and had already made massive plans on an invasion. Hence the abundance of materials needed.
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    • Not dropping the bombs would've made both sides lose more lives and money over months of conventional warfare which would've included carpet bombing cities anyway
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    • InfoChecker where you at bud
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    • Operation Downfall aka X Day, the planned invasion launched from Okinawa aimed at southern Japan with support from the British. Plans showed it would be twice the size of Normandy and nearly triple the casualties for both sides, not to mention the allies would have to fight for every literal inch
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    • That’s sad that they had to use 1 million tho
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    • They was expecting us to invade and lose lotsa boys in guerilla warfare to the Japs
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    • I have a hard time believing less than 500,000 were injured between the Korean, Vietnam, and gulf wars..
      AMTURN 1 jul
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    • Probably would have needed more
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    • I would encourage people to read “Downfall: The End of the Imperial Japanese Empire” by Richard B Frank. It’s a very good read that outlines the lead up to the decision to finally drop atomic bombs on Japan.
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    • I understand the reasoning behind dropping the nukes, but for anyone who says the japanese were mindless drones for the emperor i reccomend watching Grave of the Fireflies. That movie is beyond gut wrenching. Barefoot Gen as well.
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    • Radiation > millions of casualties
      meemers 1 jul
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    • Operation downfalls projected deaths were horrifying
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    • I want an FPS of the hypothetical battles that would have happened if we didn't nuke Japan.
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    • Good problem to have (too many purple hearts and no one to give them to)
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    • I finally made it through all the features
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    • Don't forget in the late 1930s, The Japanese would also kidnap Chinese citizens by the dozens and use them for live bayonet training.
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    • Why don’t Americans today believe that the attack of Pearl Harbor should’ve meant the complete destruction of the Japanese mainland, obliterated so no future could be left on that island. You attack America and anyone should expect complete extinction
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    • If y’all think that dropping the bombs wasn’t necessary, you really don’t know anything about Japan at that time in history.
      Javert 30 jun
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    • The average bombing run resulted in more casualties than either of the nukes did
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    • "surrendered"
      drdab17 30 jun
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    • Goal of any delusional boot licker to own one
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