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Japan had been a militant nation for centuries. They had defeated the Mongols in the 13th century, defeated China in the 19th century, and defeated Russia in the 20th century (Russo-Japanese War 1904-1905). Until WW2, Japan had never lost a war; and then it took two atomic bombs.

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No, the first Nuclear Weapons were created near the end of WWII as a way to defeat Japan without to great a loss to the USA's Armed Forces.

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Was the Japanese successful in catching the US fleet by surprise during the Battle of Midway?

The Japanese Lost 4 aircraft carriers, along with their pilots at the Battle of Midway. The USA lost one aircraft carrier. Midway is considered the beginning of the end of the war for Japan and the start of their road to defeat.

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