We had not told Japan that we possessed the power to destroy entire cities with one bomb, or that we in fact had any power beyond them. We killed many women, children, and other innocent lives that were not informed or prepared in any way to die. We committed and atrocity not unlike Germany. By killing so many innocent lives and not giving a proper warning, how are we better than Japan? The bombing of Hiroshima and Nagasaki was
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
Even scientists who worked on building the bomb were opposed to its use. Crimes of humanity are usually murder, extermination, enslavement, deportation, and other inhumane acts committed against any civilian. The dropping of the Atomic bomb killed thousands of people and scarred all the people who survived permanently. Seven scientist, who had helped build the bomb, submitted a report to the Interim Committee, which advised the President, saying “If the United Sates were to be the first to release this new means of indiscriminate destruction upon mankind, she would sacrifice public support throughout the world, precipitate the race for armaments, and prejudice the possibility of reaching and international agreement on the future control of such weapons” (John Toland, ibid, p. 762). The scientists are the ones that know best about the bomb, they were the ones that built and designed it.
Was the dropping of the atomic bombs on Japan justifiable? In the May of 1945, Germany surrendered to the Allies and WW2 was coming to an end. However by August, Japan was still fighting, so the USA asked Japan to stop fighting or face ‘Total destruction’. Japan did not surrender, and on the 6th August USA dropped an atomic bomb on Hiroshima, a Japanese City, killing 150,000. On August 9th, three days later, Japan still hadn’t said they surrendered and the USA dropped another atomic bomb on Nagasaki, killing 50,000.
12-14-12 Hiroshima Book Essay On December 7th, 1941 the Japanese troops attacked the United States naval base at Pearl Harbor located near Honolulu, Hawaii. As a result of the attack, President Franklin D. Roosevelt sent a telegraph to the Japanese commander asking him to surrender. After waiting quite a while President Roosevelt ordered the atomic bomb to be dropped on Hiroshima and then on Nagasaki. He issued this order because the Japanese general hadn't surrendered to their threat. Upon the bombing of the two cities, the Japanese citizens that lived near the explosion had been through a devastating and horrifying experience.
Some argue it was not only morally wrong but a foolish military tactic. Thousands and thousands of innocent lives were lost with the dropping of the atomic bombs, including all of the radiation and sickness that it brought. Others say that Hiroshima and Nagasaki weren’t even legitimate military targets with civilians outnumbering soldiers six to one. This counterargument could be just as effective in a debate with all of the statistics and emotions tied to
On August the 6th and 9th, 1945, the U.S. dropped two atomic bombs first on Hiroshima and then on Nagasaki in order to end the war with Japan. This marked the first time in history that weapons of such mass destruction were used against civilians. This significant attack marked the end of WW2. But was something of such a large scale that killed an estimated of 200,000 people of all ages needed to end this war? And could have the Americans closed the war in a different manner instead of causing conflict in many forms?
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.
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.
This would entail uprooting thousands of Japanese from their homes. America decided to use two atomic bombs to retaliate, in doing so, it ended the war with Japan. This abominable act committed by the Japan was plenty of incentive to send the United States into World War II. Strain between United States and Japan started in 1931, when the Japanese’s had overtaken a part of China named