Hiroshima And Nagasaki Justified Essay

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Was the United States Justified in dropping bombs on Hiroshima and Nagasaki? I believe that the United States was justified in dropping the atomic bombs on Japan. It all starts on December 7. 1941. This was the day that the Japanese attacked Pearl Harbor. They did this without warning and without a formal declaration of war. As a result of this attack, more than 2000 Americans were killed, along with over a thousand being wounded. The attack was meant to keep the U.S. Pacific Fleet from interfering with military actions the Japanese were planning in Southeast Asia. This led to the U.S. to abandon their support for non-interventionism, declaring war on Japan and entering World War II. The U.S. entered World War II in support of China, France, the Soviet Union, and the United Kingdom. These were later called the Allies. Four days later, Hitler along with Germany and the Axis powers, declared war on the United States. The Japanese seemed to have great success after Pearl Harbor as they followed this with the rapid conquest of Hong Kong, Singapore, Burma, the Philippines, Malaya and New Guinea. However the Japanese did not know that in the long run, this would cost them the war as they awoke, “The Sleeping Giant.” The US and Japan fought all over the pacific. Japan used suicide attacks, kamikaze planes, and refused to surrender. They showed…show more content…
They knew that an invasion would require a huge army, would take a long time, and many troops would die, estimated more than the entire German casualties in the war. If the US would lose 1 million troops, Japan would lose 10 million as they would not be allowed to surrender and continue being sent on suicide mission. The United States wanted to avoid this, and end the war
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