Friday, August 14, 2009

VJ Day Anniversary Today (64th)

Why is it seemingly less socially acceptable today to celebrate the anniversary of the end of WWII in the Pacific than it is to celebrate the defeat of Nazi Germany in Europe?

Is it because Imperial Japan is viewed by Americans today as somehow less evil than the Nazis? (People throughout Asia Pacific would certainly dispute that.) Or is it because the war against Japan was ended with nucelar bombs? (But that's "bombs" plural only because the Japanese government still refused to surrender after the first one was dropped on Hiroshima.)

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