The atomic bombing of Hiroshima and Nagasaki killed millions of people, left families with nothing, and leveled cities. The war would have gone on for a couple more years if we had not dropped the bombs and sent troops to Japan instead. The atomic bombing of Hiroshima and Nagasaki was justified. This is one of the pros for the atomic bombing on Hiroshima and Nagasaki. One of the pros for dropping the atom bombs is that the Japanese would have not surrendered.
The former economic house of Japan was left with bloody pools and rooting dead bodies. "The world was filled with blinding light"(P. 226). Despite this great tragedy, the city of Hiroshima recovered drastically fast but still to this day, feels the horrific side effects of Nuclear radiation. "It's only been 10 years since
“It wasn’t necessary to hit them with that awful thing” – Dwight Eisenhower Discuss this quote in relation to historian’s views on the United States decision to drop the atomic bombs on Japan. On August 6th and August 9th 1945, atomic weapons were used as weapons for the first and only time in human history. President Truman’s decision to drop the atomic bombs on Japan has since created some of the most controversial debates in history. Historians have been divided since that day, as to whether or not it was necessary to drop the atomic bombs, and what the real reasons for dropping them were. In fact, the debates behind using the atomic bombs against Japan began even before the decision was made.
Three days later, another atom bomb was dropped on Nagasaki. It is estimated that between 150,000 and 250,000 people were killed as a result of the bombings. However, once the Japanese government witnessed the destructive power of the bombs, they had no choice but to surrender. Had the bombs not been used, the war would have gone on for much longer.
The Nuclear Bomb was part of the Manhattan Project and was conceived as the love child of Dr. Oppenheimer in July, 1945, only months before it would end the most devastating war in modern history. In a perverted way, this ending was beneficial despite the great loss of life. The bomb in essence prevented years of conventional warfare which would have eventually killed more people in more places in contrast to the nuke which had a concentrated
Andrew Tull Hiroshima On August 6, 1945, the United States dropped the equivalent of 67 million sticks of dynamite on the heavily militarized city of Hiroshima, Japan. Earlier that year, in the month of July, Robert Oppenheimer directed the scientific campaign of creating and testing the bomb. All information about the bomb was top secret. It was so top secret that President Truman was not even told about it until after he took office. The airmen that dropped such a force of destruction did not know much about it either.
The Unseen Shadows behind the A-Bombs Aeris Nguyen IGCSE English Literature Mini-EE 2012-2013 Was it necessary for the US to drop the A-bombs onto Hiroshima and Nagasaki in retaliation to Pearl Harbor? The results taken from the atomic bombings of the two cities in Japan proved to be false. The headline: "Atomb Bomb Hits Japs" ("The Brainerd Daily Dispatch") could be interpreted in two ways; the first one being the actual event that happened when the atomic bomb first hit Hiroshima, the second interpretation being the fact that the atomic bomb had shocked the citizens of Hiroshima when the blast had hit them.While the A-bomb was effective for the U.S. Army to force Japan into surrendering, there could have been better methods that would have helped save hundreds of thousands of innocent lives, ones that would not imprint such a disastrous event to Japan; the devastating situation the bomb had created for the Japanese people was one detail that could not and should not be ignored, especially in the aftermath presented through not only pictures, but also through articles and debates that still existed until this day. Others may agree to how the bomb was already justified, but the closer the details should be looked into, the easier it would be to agree that the bomb was unnecessary. When the plane Enola Gay dropped the Little Boy onto Hiroshima, the blast created a horrifying instantaneous effect on the citizens of the city, including the deaths of thousands, injuries, homelessness, and disabling of hundreds of thousands people, as Weber estimates in his article, Was Hiroshima Necessary: "About 90,000 people were killed immediately; another 40,000 were injured, many of whom died in protracted agony from radiation sickness."
The island of Okinawa was the closest island to the Japanese mainland, and the last island battle. Many higher-ups believed that Okinawa could be seen as a trial for an invasion of Japan, yet before the native soil of Japan could be assaulted, atomic bombs were dropped on the cities of Hiroshima and Nagasaki. To what extent did the Battle of Okinawa affect the U.S.’s decision to deploy the atomic bomb? The decision to drop the bomb was solely up to the President of the United States at that time, Harry S. Truman. With the bomb came advances in technology, the possibility to end millions of lives, and the beginnings of the Cold War.
The United States should not have dropped the atomic bomb on Hiroshima, Japan on August 6, 1945. The decision to use the atomic bomb was made by President Truman. President Truman was fully aware of the criticism and questions he was to face and that he had the most responsibility over the decision. The atomic bomb would go down in history as one of the devastating attacks ever. The attack produced tens of thousands of deaths.
On August 6, 1945, American plane dropped a nuclear bomb on the Japanese city of Hiroshima. The explosion utterly destroyed more than half of the city. About 90,000 people were killed immediately; another 40,000 were injured, many of whom died in an agony from radiation sickness. Three days later, the second bomb was dropped on Nagasaki and killed 37,000 people and injured another 43,000. Together, the two bombs eventually killed an estimated 200,000 Japanese civilians.