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Hiroshima and Nagasaki by kellymcdonald Hiroshima and Nagasaki by kellymcdonald
The atomic bombings of the cities of Hiroshima and Nagasaki in Japan were conducted by the United States during the final stages of World War II in 1945. These two events represent the only use of nuclear weapons in war to date.
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sampea Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2014
PeteSeeger Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2014  Student Writer
An unfortunate necessity.
Even though I'm a Korean,  I feel terrible for the innocent Japanese people who have died in the bombing, but it was the only way to end the war quickly.  If they invaded by land, millions of American lives would have been lost and more civilians would have been killed.  Not only the Japanese victims should be mourned, the ones who have been killed, beaten, or tortured in the prison camps of the Imperial Japanese Military and the Nazi Party should all be mourned.  Every civilian, resistance fighter, and militiaman shall be mourned, not just our soldiers, sailors, marines, and pilots.  Semper Fidelis.
PokeSmosher365 Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2014  Student General Artist
I wonder how Hetalia would depict this incident.
Kiniro-chan Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
It's sad but at the same time that bombing help Indonesia get their independence, proclaim it at 17 August 1945. Why did war even start? Why don't replace it with friendship to help in war? It's confusing.
Kiniro-chan Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
Some additions, Japan was told to be even more cruel at colonizing Indonesia, more than Netherlands who colonize Indonesia for 350 years long.
Geekygirl43 Featured By Owner May 16, 2013
Even thought I do feel that there could have been an alternative to the Atom bombs, one thing to know is that Japanese attitude in war is similar to Spartans, you either come back alive or die trying, so there was going to be no unconditional surrender. On top of that Truman saw it as the only way to end the war without sacrificing the lives of Americans.
MrMadManiac Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2013  Hobbyist
Such pain.
Such death.
I don't believe this was ever mentioned in the show, and I don't expect it to ever be.
I find it so implausible that fans ship Japan and the U.S. in spite of this. *mood killed*
sans-coeur97 Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Rape of Nanking... //shot//

I'm kinda glad Truman decided to do this... It would have been worse if it was a land invasion... I don't know... I hate war though
LightingAshley25 Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Fantastic art work i still believe we could have stop japan using a different way that didnt have to involve the atomic bombs...
thegreatgermania Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
((this is amazing))
vampyremisa Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2013  Hobbyist
we are sorry japan........
sealandmintbunny Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
oh this is so well drewn!
it made me think of barefoot gen, and hetalia. (but that is because is is japan you drew.)
godofwarlover Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2012
"Now I Am Become Deaath, Destroyer Of Worlds."
kwajchick Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
Oh my, this picture gave me so many feels. ;w;

I need to find more historical pictures like this! This is the true aspect of why I got into Hetalia!

You can seriously take out all of the yaoi, and I'd still be obsessed~ ewe
SereneDash Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I love this <3 that awkward moment when your birthday is August 6th...
StarlitXCrystal Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
True dat. (My cousin's b'day is and she freaked out the first time she learned this in History. I was like, "Damn. Such bad luck ya' got there, cuz'.")
SereneDash Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
My mom makes jokes on my bday every year and calls me Enola (like that plane used to drop the bomb).
StarlitXCrystal Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
5Qui99L3 Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2012  Student Digital Artist
This is normally not like me, but this picture is so intense, it actually brought tears to my eyes. Great work, conveys the mood perfectly. The cruelty, the despair... Very well done.
APHAlfredFJones Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
((aww poor japan ;( ))
odHINAbo Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
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