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.
In August of 1945 nuclear weapons were released upon the people of Hiroshima and Nagasaki in Japan. Soon after Japan surrended, consequently ending WWII. But was dropping the bomb justified, or an immoral act? After the attack of Pearl Harbour in December of 1941 American military started work on the Manhattan project in secret. During the time of the development of the bomb president Roosevelt died, President Truman succeeded him and continued work on the atomic bomb.
This was not the sort of surrender that U.S. forces wanted. The country was also torn between whether they wanted to surrender at all, conditional or not. The emperor supported the idea of surrender put forth by the Potsdam Declaration, wishing for an end to the war, but the Japanese Minister of War and other military heads were determined to find another alternative that was more of a negotiated settlement rather than actual surrender (Gosling). After the second bomb was dropped on Nagasaki, the emperor actually stepped forth and ordered Japan to surrender. If the bombs had not been dropped, this no doubt would not have happened.
We have used it in order to shorten the agony of war, in order to save the lives of thousands and thousands of you of Americans” The debate has grown over whether the atomic bombings were necessary to save lives and win the war, and he argued to drop it after the choice whether or not to use the atomic bomb. It was the most
BoAtomic Bomb “The atomic bomb was no ‘great decision.’ It was merely another powerful weapon in the arsenal of righteousness.” As President Truman said himself, the dropping of two atomic bombs in Japan wasn’t an amazing decision, but it was the only one to stop all fighting. Dropping these atomic bombs were the only choice Truman had to officially end the war, get the Japanese to surrender, and to save American lives. We did what we thought was the only right thing to do at the time. The ending of World War II was the prime goal to be achieved with dropping these bombs on Japan. The Japanese still help munitions factories and military command centers in Hiroshima when we were creating the new powerful atomic bomb.
Tyler Ayala-Turner US History AP March 11, 2015 Atomic Bomb Essay Question: “The United States made the best choice possible in using the atomic bomb against Japan. Agree or disagree and support your argument with evidence from the packet and relevant outside information.” While the U.S. evaluated alternatives to end the war with Japan, Truman ultimately made the best possible decision to drop the atomic bombs on Hiroshima and Nagasaki in order to avoid more unnecessary casualties of American troops. One reason for dropping the bombs was the fact that Truman’s options were very limited at this point in the war. In the end, the decision to drop the bombs did, however, create the desired outcome of Japan’s immediate surrender. (pg.
Dropping of the Bomb? There are very distinct views between many historians about whether the dropping of the atomic bombs on Hiroshima and Nagasaki were justifiable to end the war against Japan. There are the historians that believe it was justified because it brought about an end to the war and saved the lives of many. Other historians believe that the dropping of the bombs were unjustified because the war could have been ended with the military power of the Allied Powers. With both of these views out there I believe that the dropping of the atomic bomb was justified.
Since the Soviets would have completed the war and forced surrender, Truman should have waited before dropping the bomb. Officials of the United States agreed and urged for soviet intervention in the war against Japan. Many wanted a date as early as possible for Russia's entry into the war against Japan because it would help save lives had an invasion proved necessary (Maddox, 36). If an invasion were necessary Russia would have made a huge impact as many officials
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.