Could Russia Use a Hiroshima Strategy?

In World War II, American patriots sent nuclear bombs to Hiroshima and Nagasaki to force a Japanese surrender.

What if Putin followed that successful US model and leveled Kyiv and Odessa?

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What if Putin followed that successful US model and leveled Kyiv and Odessa?

The model worked with Japan because it was an unknown weapon when first used. Thereafter, it was just a demonstration of “what we could do if…”.

Hopefully, Putin’s supporters are NOT intent on suicide, because that is what it would be if they were to use nuclear weapons against cities.

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Intercst:”In World War II,American patriots sent nuclear bombs to Hiroshima and Nagasaki to force a Japanese surrender.”

Or was it?
https://www.washingtonpost.com/archive/opinions/1985/08/04/d…
Did America Have To Drop the Bomb?Not to End the War, But Truman Wanted To Intimidate Russia
Most Americans assume the reason Hiroshima and Nagasaki were destroyed was simply to prevent a costly invasion of Japan.

However, the newest documents have strengthened the theory that other considerations – especially the new weapon’s impact on diplomacy toward the Soviet Union – were involved.

by the mid-summer of 1945 Japan was in a very bad way. How allied intelligence understood the situation at the time was detailed in a report to the American and British Combined Chiefs of Staff, made public in 1976:

“The increasing effects of sea blockade and cumulative devastation wrought by strategic bombing . . . has already rendered millions homeless and has destroyed from 25 percent to 50 percent of the built-up area of Japan’s most important cities . . . . A conditional surrender . . . might be offered by them at any time . . . .”

The Japanese code had been broken early in the war. Faint peace feelers appeared as early as September 1944.

In July, Secretary of the Navy James V. Forrestal’s diary described the latest cables as “real evidence of a Japanese desire to get out of the war . . . .”

Truman view on war strategy:
https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bait_and_bleed
This strategy is exemplified in United States senator Harry S. Truman’s statement in 1941 regarding the invasion of the Soviet Union by Nazi Germany and its allies, Italy, Hungary, Finland, and Romania: “If we see that Germany is winning, we ought to help Russia, and if Russia is winning we ought to help Germany, and that way let them kill as many as possible, although I don’t want to see Hitler victorious under any circumstances.”

The US utililized this strategy in the Iraq-Iran war. We provided Iraq with arms to bleed the Iranians. Realpolitik

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/United_States_support_for_Ir…
American support for Ba’athist Iraq during the Iran–Iraq War, in which it fought against post-revolutionary Iran, included several billion dollars’ worth of economic aid, the sale of dual-use technology, military intelligence, and special operations training
American views toward Iraq were not enthusiastically supportive in its conflict with Iran, and activity in assistance was largely to prevent an Iranian victory. This was encapsulated by Henry Kissinger when he remarked, "It’s a pity they both can’t lose.”