The Dropping of the Atomic Bomb
By: Chris Abruzzo
Word Count: 1,779 words
There were many debates and diplomacies during the World Wars. Probably the most important debate and diplomacy was in World War 2. The debate and diplomacy was on whether or not to drop the atomic bomb on Hiroshima and Nagasaki, Japan. This debate took place towards the end of the war in a crucial moment. The debate on dropping the atomic bomb on Hiroshima and Nagasaki consisted of short term successes, short term failures, and long term consequences.
A short term success that was discussed during the debate on whether or not to drop the atomic bomb on Hiroshima and Nagasaki was that the war would end quicker. President Harry Truman, the president during the war, had a public announcement before dropping the atomic bomb. The announcement consisted of the short term success of winning the war much quicker. He stated that Hiroshima contained a major military headquarter and if the bomb was dropped it could temporarily confuse the Japanese military. With this confusion in the Japanese military, the United States can gain more control over the war. President Truman also stated that Nagasaki contained a major ammunition headquarter and a massive collection of war industries. If this was destroyed, the enemy would quickly lose military supplies and their arsenal of weaponry, causing a giant decrease in Japan's chances of winning the war. " We have used it in order to shorten the agony of war, in order to save the lives of thousands and thousands of young Americans. We will continue to use it until we completely destroy Japan's power to make war. Only a Japanese surrender will stop us.” With the destruction of these two major military based cities, the United States would win the war. This was just one debate towards dropping the atomic bomb on Hiroshima and Nagasaki.
Another short term success that was discussed during the great debate of whether or not to drop...