One atomic bomb in Tokyo would have been immediately effective. Less loss of life, also. Actually, a long blockade would have done the trick. They are an island with no natural resources. There was no real need for an invasion, even less for an atomic bomb.<quoted text>
All Geman cities were filled with Christians!
The allied air forces leveled them! Including Dresden, Where the greatest loss if life occurred.
WAR has NO RULES.
Kill or be killed. Winner take all.
Hamburg suffered the first known firestorm early in the war courtesy of the British.
So save your pity for the Japanese.
They reaped their own harvest just like the Germans. They had ZERO pity or compassion for prisoners.
And right here at home during the Civil War Gen. Sherman decided that he would burn everything in his path as he cut a path of destruction through Georgia. Livestock were either eaten or destroyed crops were either eaten or burned houses were burned and he quoted to phrase "war is hell".
The southern prisoner of war camp at Andersonville was a true horror worthy of the Nazis.
Although I am reluctant to use this quote...
"Let he who is without sin cast the first stone".
NO WAR HAS EVER BEEN STARTED OVER AN ATHEIST IDEOLOGY.
We cannot say the same for religious wars.
Politically it was a message sent to the Soviets to not get adventurous in a broken Europe. However, that could have been exhibited is a less graphical example.
Those two cities were just not that strategically important. There were much less populated areas that power could have been demonstrated.
But science had to test it out to further their knowledge of its effects. People are expendable in furthering scientific knowledge.
Europe had been slaughtering each other since man began. Science and technology just made it easier. It was power and control, not religion, that made them so warlike.