Japan Officially Surrendered

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The surrender of the Empire of Japan on September 2, 1945 brought the hostilities of World War II to a close. Earlier on August 6, 1945, the United States Army dropped an atomic bomb on the city of Hiroshima and another atomic bomb was drop on Nagasaki on August 9, 1945. The combined shock of these events caused Emperor Hirohito to intervene. Hirohito gave a recorded radio address to the nation on 15 August 1945 where he announced the surrender of Japan.

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