What ended WWII? The USSR, scholars say

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end of warIn academic circles, history is being rewritten.

Over Hiroshima 68 years ago today, the U.S. dropped the first atomic bomb. Only days later as the next one fell on Nagasaki, the Soviet Union declared war on Japan. Within hours, the Japanese Supreme Council met to discuss surrender, and Emperor Hirohito would later tell his subjects they must “endure the unendurable.”

In recent years, some scholars have concluded, it was not the bomb that triggered Japan’s capitulation. … Continue reading

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