Isabella Esposito Doctor Young H6SX 4/16/12 The Atomic Bomb: A True Necessity In 1945, President Truman decided to use the atomic bomb against Japan in an attempt to end World War II. It brought an almost immediate end to the war and hypothetically saved thousands of lives. Without the atomic bombs, the Japanese leaders might have dragged the war out, refusing to surrender. Moreover, the bombings could be seen as falling in line with the concept of “total war.” The decision by the United States to drop atomic bombs on Japan was justifiable based on three factors: the desire to save American and Japanese lives, to end World War II quickly, and to demonstrate the power of the US military. Harry Truman,
Was America justified in dropping the atom bomb on Hiroshima in August 1945? The world’s first atom bomb (code named Little Boy) was dropped on August 6th, 1945 by an American B-29 bomber on the Japanese city of Hiroshima. It is one of the most destructive and damaging weapon known to mankind. This not only caused instant deaths but had negative long-term effects to the people. In history there were only two occasions which the atomic bomb was used and unluckily Hiroshima was the first of the only two, causing thousands of deaths to Japanese civilians.
Without a warning hundreds of thousands of Hiroshima residents were instantly killed by an atomic bomb the size of a small home, devouring the entire city. Being the first nuclear weapon in history, President Truman claimed the results were not intended to be so powerful and destructive as they proved to be. Truman believed that by dropping the bomb on Hiroshima and Nagasaki, the war would end. Although it did just that, there were many other peaceful ways of resolving this war. Both countries wanted the
Many people will argue that the United States was justified in the dropping of the atom bomb. These people believe that dropping the atomic bomb was necessary for Japan's surrender and the end of World War II. Before the bombing, Japan refused to accept the unconditional surrender offered to them by the Potsdam Declaration, and in response to the Declaration Japan prepared every man, woman, and child to fight till death. There was no possibility that Japan would surrender. The pride of the Japanese was so great that it would not allow them to surrender and many of Japan's soldiers fought in a kamikaze style which they would go to the extreme of killing themselves in order to kill at least one enemy soldier.
Dropping the Atomic Bomb By Raymond Wisniewski The United States decision to drop the bomb on Hiroshima and Nagasaki was a decision to end the war the war faster. The bombs were against the Japan by the United States. The decision by President Harry Truman was the biggest decision the United States had ever made. Before Truman, Franklin Roosevelt has let a team of the Army Corps the task of creating the bomb. The project was headed by Major Leslie R. It became known as “The Manhattan Project”.
The bombing of Hiroshima, and later, Nagasaki were not justifiable military acts but war crimes. One of the major arguments about the bombing of Hiroshima had been whether the Japanese would have surrendered without the atomic bomb or not. President Truman said the atomic bomb was necessary to make Japan surrender quickly and prevent both more American and Japanese casualties. Others believed that there was no need for the use of the atomic bomb. The United States Strategic Bombing Survey issued in July 1946 declared “Based on a detailed investigation of all the facts and supported by the testimony of the surviving Japanese leaders involved, it is the Survey's opinion that certainly prior to 31 December 1945 and in all probability prior
Americans used island hopping strategy, the Japanese used kamikaze, and Americans used the atomic bomb. American forced used the island hopping strategy, capturing some Japanese Islands and ignoring others in a steady path to Japan. For example, form Tarawa and Makin in the Gilbert Islands, American forces jumped to Eniwetok and Kwajalein in the Marshall Islands, in WWI they did not use this strategy meaning they did not capture as much land. The Japanese used kamikaze pilots. Japanese pilots would crash their planes into US ships.
That is what a lot of people asked themselves and still ask themselves until this day. To put it briefly, Fussel’s argument states that war was savage for invasion forces and killing civilians of Japan was the only way to avoid a Japanese invasion. In complete disregard to civilian lives, he believes the atomic bomb may have killed many but that it saved many more. Walzer believes that dropping the atomic bomb was inhumane and that war is all about the choices that you make. Walzer makes many valid points that forced me to change
A weapon so powerful that it destroyed two whole cities completely and ended the war. This nuclear weapon is known as the atomic bomb. Although it ended the war, there is still one question that continues to lurk in the back of many peoples’ mind. Was the dropping of the atomic bomb on Hiroshima and Nagasaki justified or could it be considered an act of terrorism? Due to the fact of being part Japanese myself, one might say that my view on this particular subject is a biased one.
The nickname given to that atomic bomb was “Fat Man”. The U.S. should have given japan more tiem to recover from the shock by the attack on Hiroshima. A lot of innocent lives were taken on this day. The bombing of Nagasaki alone killed 37,000 people along with 43,000 injured people. Together the two bombs killed an estimated 200,000 Japanese civilians.