In this essay the bombing of Japan by the US will be analysed and justified in my personal opinion. The bombs dropped in Hiroshima and Nagasaki on August 9th 1945 and August 8th 1945 was completely necessary. The result of the atomic bomb being dropped meant that it ended the devastating Second World War, Japan learnt the error of its ways: they were barbaric and cruel to the allied prisoners they had captured; they did not follow the Geneva Convention. Also it ended many other conflicts with Japan. On August 9, 1945, President Harry Truman decided to drop and atomic bomb on Nagasaki, Japan.
The highly anticipated droppings of the atomic bombs on Hiroshima and Nagasaki forced the entire nation of Japan to surrender, which historically had been unwilling to give up. With the intimidation of the atomic bomb and the aggressive war tactics, the United States was also successful in driving German forces back into Germany. "The U.S. entered World War II in a great depression and exited the most prosperous and powerful country in the world determined to never enter into isolation again". After World War II, the United States sat perfectly on top and had now established themselves as the most powerful country in the entire
“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.
Andrew McNeely HST 123 June 4, 2012 Three Major Events The twentieth century was a very important century for shaping what is now the United States of America. A lot happened during this time period, including wars, racial violence, technology advancements, and the great depression. In my mind, the three major turning points during the twentieth century were the making of and the decision to drop the atomic bomb, the cold-war, and the civil rights movement. The Atomic Bomb was used more as a weapon of surrender upon the people of Japan than it was used as a display of power towards the Soviets in 1945. The Japanese military had already shown an unwillingness to surrender throughout the war, and this feeling was made famous by their infamous use of suicide pilots, called kamikazes.
"Here at great expense," he moaned to Oppenheimer, "the government has assembled the world's largest collection of crackpots. “In the epilogue, Sheinkin acknowledges the difficulties of addressing such a big topic. “In the end, this is a difficult story to sum up,” he writes. “The making of the atomic bomb is one of history’s most amazing examples of teamwork and genius and poise under pressure. But it’s also the story of how humans created a weapon capable of wiping our species off the planet.
Japanese pilots would crash their planes into US ships. The biggest strategy and best technological advancement was the atomic bomb. This bomb ended the war with its powerful explosion and radiation rays, WWI did not have this advantage. Without the differences between the wars, America could not have improved their weapons and
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 act of saving lives in the pretext of killing more does not fit into any logic Truman could have done without the atomic bombing , as Japan had already become weak and it was understood of the fact that America had gained control over the airspace and water space of Japan . The country was already on its knees and it was negotiating its surrender to keep its imperial rule . The defense chief and advisors were against the atomic bombing of Japan as they had an idea of Japan already being weak by then . Also after Pearl Harbor , America made no concession of bombing Japanese cities , which had caused lots of destruction . The point that arises is , when it was known that Japan had already succumbed and an official announcement was on the cards anyhow , then why destruction of such nature was unleashed .
The Manhattan Project: the building of the atomic bomb The Manhattan Project is both a critical and controversial event in U.S. History. It was the race to build the first atomic bomb, a race that the United States worked hard to win. The subject of Nuclear weapons has always been a hot topic, and when the United States started a project to develop the first atomic bomb during World War II it was no different. Different people have come to view the project in various ways. .
(White Light/Black Rain: The Destruction of Hiroshima and Nagasaki) The United States along with the United Kingdom would embark on a race to build the first atomic bomb. This great race was named the Manhattan Project. In anticipation of beginning the program, there was an extensive amount of fieldwork covered in nuclear energy between 1932 and 1939. The discovery of the neutron by James Chadwick in 1932 clarified the reason for atomic weights of the same element differed. (Delgado 43) Research in atomic energy progressed when scientists learned that using a neutron to bombard atoms performed better than protons and alpha particles.