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The military importance of the Battle of Iwo Jima has been debated since World War II ended, as the costly U.S. victory over the Japanese did not lead to a clearly improved strategic situation. Given the famous photograph of U.S. soldiers raising a flag atop the Japanese stronghold (which inspired in turn a monument still standing in Arlington, Virginia), the battle has undeniably become an important symbol for American valor, teamwork, and success.

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Because the Japanese hookers we're becoming over powering

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Because we could. actually we attacked Iwo Jima for the air bases and Okinawa because it was part of the Japanese homeland. This put us close enough to use the atomic bomb, and we did.

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The bombing of Iwo-Jima and Okinawa was important cause it forced Germany to surrender.

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These two battles in the Pacific brought the Allies that much closer to the island-nation of Japan . Iwo Jima and Okinawa both had airfields enabling the Allies to easily bomb Japan .

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They were within flying distance of the Japanese islands for B29s (heavy bombers)

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Because Iwo Jima Island was a major island to the Japenese so the Allies wanted to capture it to prevent the Japenese from winning the war.

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