If you had been an advisor to Truman in the discussions leading up to the decision to drop the atomic bomb on Japan, what would you have advised him and why? "The atom bomb was no 'great decision'“ -President Harry S. Truman. July 16th 1945-the day the Manhattan Project had accomplished its primary goal; building an Atomic Bomb. The theory for the Atomic Bomb was that the atoms in plutonium would rid themselves of billions of neutrons which, in turn, would split other atoms causing a massive chain reaction. This immeasurable release of energy would be the cause of the destruction of two Japanese cities, and perhaps America’s worst offensive move in the history of war.
“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.
He was generally described as a smart man with great manners however lacked those qualities of a practical man. He was believed to have said to his cousin that “I am not prepared to be a Tsar. I have never wanted to become one”. It can be said that the growth of internal opposition was in fact not that threatening to the Tsarist regime. For example, the use of Okhrana and their powers such as being able to intercept mail and check on activities within the factories, universities, army and state made it quite difficult for large groups to form and discuss possible opportunities to overthrow the Tsarist regime.
A strategy was already devised to defeat Japan "without reliance upon the atomic bomb, which had not yet been tested in New Mexico." (Document A) From a report of a Scientific Panel, a moderate consensus was stated that "the opportunity of saving American lives by immediate military use, and believe that such use will improve the international prospects, in that they are more concerned with the prevention of war than with the elimination of this special weapon," helped bring support for the cause to use the bomb to end the war quickly. (Document G) But the United States seemed not to be concerned so much with the defeat of the Japanese which as General H. H. Arnold, Commander of the American Army Air Force stated: "atomic bomb or no atomic bomb, the Japanese were already on the verge of collapse," (Document B), but instead with Soviet involvement in the war. The United States and Britain felt threatened by Russia. They knew that Russia was bitter from their loss of territory and dignity after Japan defeated them in 1904.
Bombing Hiroshima and Nagasaki William H*****. HIS/120 January 9, 2014 Bombing Hiroshima and Nagasaki One of the most controversial issues of the twentieth century is the decision by President Truman to use the atomic bomb on Hiroshima and Nagasaki. In doing so he may have saved millions of lives but he ushered in the start of the nuclear age that still casts its shadow. Even today we are still unable to agree to nuclear disarmament. The decision was mostly political; about the reaction of the Japanese and the Russians.
The A- Bomb was necessary because it saved the lives of countless American soldiers. The bomb droppings were not necessary if it was to showcase the full might and power of the United States to the USSR. However, I do not find enough support for the previous claim. War is destructive and deadly, so no matter the atomic bomb or a main land invasion, the end of World War II was going to be bloody. The ‘better’ choice, if you can call it that, was to drop the atomic bomb because is caused fewer deaths than invading the Japanese main land.
The government's legitimacy – the citizen's feeling that government rule is rightful and should be obeyed - is fading. According to the USA PATRIOT Act, Title II and III however, the government has extended rights to gather foreign intelligence information from both US and non-US citizens, without having to show probable cause to obtain a warrant, to share electronic, wire, and oral interception information with other federal agencies, and the FBI to use secret warrants to obtain medical, business, and library records. The other common signs of system breakdowns are also showing in low levels. Because of the large economic downturn, both inflation and unemployment are up, the police are typically armed (though not to the extreme), and corruption is evident – some made more so by this development. Though America is not in an economic growth, it is industrialized, and so it has citizens feeling relative deprivation, and plenty of intellectuals to fuel the dissent of the NSA revealings.
Take a side: The choice of dropping the Atomic Bomb was a humanitarian choice As seen in the Interim Committee’s intense deliberation, the use of the Atomic Bomb went under heavy moral examination. And sixty years later, scholars worldwide are still arguing the necessity and humanness of the a-bombs dropped on Hiroshima and Nagasaki in the summer of 1945. Many influential men including Winston Churchill thought of the use of the bombs as a humanitarian action that must be taken. In talking about those who were in opposition of the deployment of the bomb, Winston Churchill said: “…that rather than throw this bomb we should have sacrificed a million American and a quarter of a million British lives…” The conservative figure of a million
The Decision to Drop the Bomb During World War Two, the United States made the decision to drop two atomic bombs in strategic places, Hiroshima and Nagasaki. It was not necessary to drop atomic bombs on Hiroshima and Nagasaki. Japan was ready to call it quits and surrender before the United States dropped the first bomb. First, more than sixty of its cities had been destroyed by conventional bombing. Second, Japan’s homelands were being blockaded by the American Navy.
When they dropped the bomb It is a news article written by Dr. Paul Kengor who is a professor of political science at Grove City College. It was posted at Townhall.com which is a print magazine with a conservative viewpoint, which is primarily dedicated to conservative United States politics. The article is about when the United States attacked Hiroshima, Japan and Nagasaki with atomic bombs, which ended up killing 100.000 to 200.000 people. The article shows how grateful the American’s are that the war ended the way it did instead of setting thousands of soldiers to go to war in Japan and they would fight for so long without getting closer to peace. The bombing was necessary because the Japanese wouldn’t surrender, so the war would have