Essay On Should We Have Dropped The Atomic Bomb

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“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. The whole nation would be reduced to ashes." ("Should We Have Dropped the Atomic Bomb?." 15 Feb 2010 .) Emperor of Japan stated. I couldn’t agree with this statement more. There were a number of Americans and Japanese soldiers and civilians dying one after another, and something had to stop it. Whether the Japanese were “about” to surrender or not, the fact of the matter is they waited this long to “think” about surrendering, there is no telling how much longer they would have waited. Of course this is all off of the articles I have read and the opinion I have formed from them. We of course can get down to the facts of the…show more content…
This did not sit well with 2 scientists and former President Truman. After Truman’s order to complete the bomb before the German’s did, there were a number of scientists teams put together to start on the orders and get it done as quickly as possible. This project spread amongst a few states. Finally, in 1945, the first atomic bomb was successful and detonated near Alamogordo, New Mexico. ." ("Should We Have Dropped the Atomic Bomb?." 15 Feb 2010 .) Once word of the completion of the bomb Truman said the bomb needed to be dropped over Japan, and so it
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