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Theory of knowledge | Science

Does everything happen for a reason?

In 1926, an American couple took a holiday to Kyoto, Japan, and fell in love with the city. Why does this matter? Because 19 years later husband Henry Stimpson, by then the US Secretary of War, had a choice to make: where to drop the first Atomic bomb. He remembered his holiday and took Kyoto off the target list, thus consigning Hiroshima and Nagasaki to their fates.

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