atomic bomb killed so many people in like a minute when compared to the fire bombings with one bomb.
While the real number can't be known its been estemated in millions. You have to understand how tightly packed Tokyo was compared to the small cities that were picked for the nuclear bombings. A city made of wood and paper ready to burn, gets napalm dumbed over miles of it.
Edit: More info.
"With an average of 103,000 inhabitants per square mile (396 people per hectare) and peak levels as high as 135,000 per square mile (521 people per hectare), the highest density of any industrial city in the world, and with firefighting measures ludicrously inadequate to the task, 15.8 square miles (41 km2) of Tokyo were destroyed on a night when fierce winds whipped the flames and walls of fire blocked tens of thousands fleeing for their lives. An estimated 1.5 million people lived in the burned out areas." - Mark Selden. A Forgotten Holocaust: US Bombing Strategy, the Destruction of Japanese Cities and the American Way of War from the Pacific War to Iraq. Japan Focus, May 2 2007.
The nuclear bombs were nothing compared to the fire bombing of Tokyo.
Anyways just sayin
Last edited by Juntakyle; May 24, 2011 at 06:36 PM.