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awarded  Yearling
Mar
29
answered How far away could one be and still see the atom bomb explosions?
Mar
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answered What does a “boat crimper” do?
Dec
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awarded  Popular Question
Aug
23
comment What were the Japanese defenses for an allied invasion of Kyushu?
Often overlooked in discussion of the planned Japanese invasion is that the United States intended to drop atomic bombs (I believe 3 were considered) just before the invasion forces started their landing operations (see the Wikipedia article on Operation Downfall). This could easily have ended the war right then and there as Japanese soldiers were certainly not ready to defend against the atomic bomb.
May
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comment When did Emperor Hirohito gave an address about suicides and non-productive jobs?
It's my understanding that the first time the people of Japan heard their Emperor speaking was when Hirohito broadcast his decision to end the war in August, 1945.
Mar
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awarded  Notable Question
Nov
15
answered what city was unix invented in?
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22
awarded  Teacher
Sep
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answered How many lives were saved by the Hiroshima and Nagasaki bombs?
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awarded  Popular Question
May
22
awarded  Yearling
May
3
comment What was the role of the Soviet Navy during WWII?
According to this answer, the combined Russian fleets sank a total of 508+280+200 = 988 enemy warships. I don't believe Germany or her allies had this many warships. Can you elaborate on this claim?
Dec
10
awarded  Nice Question
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awarded  Commentator
Nov
24
comment Has the US Congress's power to declare war been rendered superfluous by recent conflicts?
Again, you are reinforcing my premise. By invoking the UN, NATO, etc., the President is now able to go to war without the approval of Congress as supposedly required by the Constitution.
Nov
22
comment Has the US Congress's power to declare war been rendered superfluous by recent conflicts?
I don't think I am confusing the case. Your answer supports my conclusion: the President can get the US into a war without a formal declaration of war by Congress as stated in the Constitution. Yes indeed, times have changed.
Nov
21
comment Has the US Congress's power to declare war been rendered superfluous by recent conflicts?
Another war that was not declared was the attack on Iraq after their invasion of Kuwait which was done under UN auspices.
Nov
21
asked Has the US Congress's power to declare war been rendered superfluous by recent conflicts?
Jun
26
comment Were there reasons for Japan to go to war with US aside from US owning Philippines?
The US had no interest in the Philippines before acquiring it after the Spanish-American War. Therefore I believe that if the US had granted them independence right after the war, which they wanted, the US would not have cared that much if Japan attacked them in 1941. After all, the US did nothing after Germany ran rampant through Europe. Without being attacked directly, the US Congress would not have declared war on anybody.