The Germans, immediately after sinking the ship, accused Britain of the Lusitania carrying munitions, not just passengers. The government tried to justify the sinking of the Lusitania by saying that the Lusitania contained weapons (“Sinking of RMS Lusitania” para. 2). The Germans must have known that the Lusitania held weapons, years before future historians and scientists would prove their existence true. If not, Germany would have looked at all the positives and negatives of sinking the Lusitania, and would have realized the cons outweighed the pros in this situation.
Dropping the Atomic Bomb By Raymond Wisniewski The United States decision to drop the bomb on Hiroshima and Nagasaki was a decision to end the war the war faster. The bombs were against the Japan by the United States. The decision by President Harry Truman was the biggest decision the United States had ever made. Before Truman, Franklin Roosevelt has let a team of the Army Corps the task of creating the bomb. The project was headed by Major Leslie R. It became known as “The Manhattan Project”.
Radiation sickness and the blast that would demolish a whole city were not known. Everyone was so worried about the radiation flash that would cause a severe burn. This is why the Duck and Cover video was such a hit. The theme of the video was to “beat the
Is technology what our future is coming to? In the short story, There Will Come Soft Rains by Ray Bradbury, there was a nuclear holocaust that caused mankind to be extinct. There are no humans in this story being that they are all extinct, but the house is powered by technology and the house does not realize that the humans are not present in the house anymore. The house continues to do the cleaning, cooking, and sing the hours of the day. In this short story the family dog is alive but when it comes back to the house, the dog is not only starved but sick as well which results to the dog dying.
Despite the ridiculous cover-ups provided by people, who support the dropping of the atomic bomb, there are an equal number of reasons why other people believe it should never have happened. The destruction caused by the bomb is one major justification for why it should not have been used. The US did not know the amount of damage the bomb was going to create, or the effects it would have on the people affected by the radiation. The dropping of the atomic bomb on Hiroshima was an inhumane act of cruelty and murder to over a hundred thousand Japanese, and the twenty-three American prisoners of war that were being held in Hiroshima at the time the bomb was dropped. The US should have held back from dropping the bomb until knowledge of the bombs full power was known.
Japan was near defeat, but many question how close Japan was to surrender (Jennings). Although some do not agree with the actions of the United States, the bombs were dropped, altering the history of World War II, our country, and the rest of the world. Desperate times call for desperate measures, and war is definitely no exception to this
5.6 With the Japanese failing to respond to the Potsdam Declaration, one could make a strong argument for why the atomic bomb should’ve been dropped on Hiroshima and Nagasaki. With earlier battles ending with large amounts of bloodshed, especially Okinawa and Iwo Jima, it was estimated that the United States would have had approximately one million casualties and the British around half a million if they would’ve continued their island hopping campaign. The Japanese were showing no signs of surrender, willing to not only fight to the death but commit suicide rather than to accept defeat. This allowed the US to imply that the war would drag on longer than it already had, making a solid case to drop the bombs with the two main motives being the salvation of American lives and the speeding up of the war.
In Ray Bradbury's short story "There will come Soft Rains" technology negatively influences society. Ray Bradbury demonstrates the technology can and will lead to war, pain, and laziness. To begin, mankind’s misuse of technology leads to their end. Humans were so thoughtless and selfish that they fought until "a radioactive glow could be seen for miles" (Bradbury 90). Mankind was consumed with technology they ended up not thinking of the damage they could cause with a nuclear war.
The theme for “There Will Come Soft Rains” is, technological advancement does not always guarantee success, it can also bring lead to suffering and destruction. This is first made evident when the ash on the side of the house is being observed “there the silhouettes in paint as man mowing the lawn. here as in a photograph, a woman that went to pick flowers.”(88) This implies that a nuclear bomb went off wiping out the humans, leaving nothing but ash photographs. Another example of this stories theme is when the dog passes away, “The dog frothed at the mouth, lying at the door, sniffing, its eyes turned to fire, it ran wildly in circles, biting at it tails, spun in a frenzy, and died.”(89) the dog did not die when the bomb went off because he was inside the house, instead he got radiation poisoning, causing him to die a painful
Devastation, destruction, terror, and straight up fear, is what people would’ve seen if they visited Nagasaki or Hiroshima after the atomic bomb was dropped on those cities. The number of scientists who were involved in the development of the atomic bomb is unbelievable. The bombs were very unique objects, whether it was the size of the bomb, or even the amount of explosives inside. The names of the atomic bombs will forever be remembered for the chaos they brought to Japan. The decision to drop the bombs was one of the most difficult things President Truman had to do during his Presidency.