Along with these treatments of Allied prisoners, the bombing of Pearl Harbor was also a huge factor in Truman’s decision. The attack on Pearl Harbor was a complete surprise to Americans, and it caused great damage on our naval and air forces. We received warnings of a possible attack on US soil, but weren’t prepared for it. If we were to warn the Japanese of our plan to drop a bomb if they did not surrender, there was the fear that they might move American prisoners into that area or even try to shoot down US bomber. We didn’t want any more horrendous causalities of Americans so our warning was very
In this essay the bombing of Japan by the US will be analysed and justified in my personal opinion. The bombs dropped in Hiroshima and Nagasaki on August 9th 1945 and August 8th 1945 was completely necessary. The result of the atomic bomb being dropped meant that it ended the devastating Second World War, Japan learnt the error of its ways: they were barbaric and cruel to the allied prisoners they had captured; they did not follow the Geneva Convention. Also it ended many other conflicts with Japan. On August 9, 1945, President Harry Truman decided to drop and atomic bomb on Nagasaki, Japan.
August 6 1945, moments after the humming of a B-29 was out of hearing range, an extremely bright flash of light and a large boom came over the Japanese city Hiroshima. The orange glowing mushroom cloud signaled the quick destruction of Hiroshima, this was the first of two atomic bomb droppings on Japan during World War II. The decision to drop the two A- bombs was made by the United States in order to bring an end to WWII. However, was dropping the Atomic Bomb necessary to end World War II? The Potsdam Declaration, issued in July, demanded that Japan surrender unconditionally by August third or face “prompt and utter destruction.” The Japanese did not surrender, and destruction promptly came in the form of the atom bomb.
“Did the United States have to drop the Atomic Bomb? Some have argued that Japan was so close to surrender that the use of atomic bombs was not necessary. Others have stated that the Japanese were controlled by an irrational and misguided military and the use of these devastating weapons was justified.” According to the research I have conducted, in my personal opinion I think the atomic bomb had to be dropped. There are a number of reasons why I agree with this decision that was made by former President Truman. First and foremost, it was said, “A continuation of the war would bring death to tens, perhaps even hundreds, of thousands of persons.
Many people, including Leo Szilard opposed or disagree with the use of the atomic bomb on Japan. I find it hard to believe that Szilard could oppose the use of a weapon that would quickly end a bloody conflict. I understand the moral strife associated with knowing that something you worked to create would end the lives of thousands but consider the alternative. If the bomb isn’t dropped, then an invasion of mainland Japan would have been required. D-day in the European theater had proved costly enough and that was to an enemy that didn’t mind surrendering if the situation called for it.
The point that arises is , when it was known that Japan had already succumbed and an official announcement was on the cards anyhow , then why destruction of such nature was unleashed . Skeptics of Truman 's decision point to the fact that it was more of political drama , and it was the way of showing the Soviets the deadly arsenal of the country . Today the same nuclear bomb has brought up an arms race , where now quiet a couple of countries have become nuclear capable . Truman 's decision of unleashing atomic bombs has today made the world an unsafe place as bombs much powerful than the `little boy ' and `fat man ' are being developed and would be used in a blink of an eye running on the American example . In the end it can only be concluded that , killing thousands of people on the excuse of
Japanese pilots would crash their planes into US ships. The biggest strategy and best technological advancement was the atomic bomb. This bomb ended the war with its powerful explosion and radiation rays, WWI did not have this advantage. Without the differences between the wars, America could not have improved their weapons and
Should have America dropped the atomic bomb? In this essay I am going to say whether America should have dropped the atomic bomb. The two main points is yes they should have or the shouldn’t have. The first main point was that USA were worried by Japanese expansion so which they banned all their trading going to Japan, which stopped 80% of all the oil supplied to Japan in the summer of 1941. After this outbreak from the Americans the Japanese hit back with a surprise attack on the Americans which allowed the conquest of South-East Asia and the Pacific before the Americans had even recovered from the surprise attack.
The decision to drop the bomb on the two Japanese cities was what kept the war from prolonging. The Japanese were warned and were in a state of total war. If the bombs had not been dropped the soldiers fighting in the war would have suffered major losses up to ten times more, and
Perhaps this led to the belief that the Japanese would not surrender unless dramatic action was taken. An invasion was most likely out of the question because the cost of lives, both American and Japanese, would be too high. At the beginning of WWII the bombing of civilians was considered a barbaric act. However as the war progressed both sides abandoned previous restraints, although international law had always distinguished between civilians and combatants. Prisoners of war captured by the Japanese