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"It was believed with deep apprehension that many thousands, probably tens of thousands, of lives of Allied combatants would have been spent in the continuation of our air and sea bombardment and blockade....But the people who would have suffered most, had the war gone on much longer and their country invaded, were the Japanese. One American incendiary air raid on the Tokyo area in March 1945 did more damage and killed and injured more Japanese than the bomb on Hiroshima."


1. Which of the following cities experienced the most damage from the American bombing raids?

a. Tokyo

b. Yokohama

c. Hiroshima

d. Osaka

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a. Tokyo