In history there were only two occasions which the atomic bomb was used and unluckily Hiroshima was the first of the only two, causing thousands of deaths to Japanese civilians. Yet there’s no doubt that the drop of the atomic bomb did effectively end the long lasting World War II as it successfully made Japan surrender. Otherwise, Japan would not have surrendered as they had long been taught to have a strong and firm belief to ‘never surrender’ even if they knew they would lose; they would rather be killed by their enemy. Therefore, dropping the atomic bomb was the best way of forcing Japan to surrender. This had prevented thousands and millions of people from continuing to suffer from the agony of the consequence of the war.
+Basic Critical Thinking Individual Work Week 3: Teamwork Questions for Analysis 1. Describe the main arguments, reasons, and evidence that support the perspective of Historian A. Answer-the main arguments in Historian A the atomic bombing on Japan was an unjustified way to end the war. It is argued by the United States that by them dropping the bombs upon Japan that they not only shortened the war but saved many of lives in the process. While others like a few historians these are people who keep documentation on important events throughout the world’s history. They argue that that in no way that the United States was in the right to drop the atomic bombs onto Japan for any reason at all.
The US had two choices, drop an atomic bomb on Japan, which could put an end to the war with Japan or keep fighting and invade Japan, which would result in many more deaths. There was only one person who could make this decision and it was Harry S. Truman, and many people thought it would be a good idea to drop an Atomic bomb on Japan and others believed that it was a poor decision because, depending on how other countries viewed it, it could damage or relations with our allies at the
Some believe that the United States was correct in dropping these bombs on Japan because of the attack on Pearl Harbor while others believe that it was very wrong to dropped the bomb. I think the United States should have not dropped the atomic bomb on Hiroshima and Nagasaki because the atomic bombs was too expensive and it was not really worth it, they wiped out two entire cities, and Japan was planning on surrendering. The atomic bomb they used on Nagasaki cost 2 billion
Option two is that the United States should drop an atomic bomb on a deserted island so that the whole world can see what power we have. If the Japanese see what the atomic bomb can do then maybe they will surrender so that we don’t drop an atomic bomb on them. If they don’t surrender then we will drop an atomic bomb on Japanese civilians and we will not feel guilty because we warned them and they still continued to fight. With this option we hope to scare japan into surrendering and change the post war world we will be entering. Some risks with this option is that the atomic bomb has only been tested once before and if the demonstration does not do what we hope it will do then japan will continue to fight and the United States will lose stature
The reading, “The Biggest Decision: Why We Had to Drop the Bomb,” by Robert James Maddox, explains the process taken in for the Americas to decide to drop the two newly discovered atomic bombs over the Japanese homeland cities of Hiroshima and three days later Nagasaki. Americans should be well informed on this information. This is a perfect article for this class because it marks a very important milestone in our nation’s history. The Japanese were a strong powerful enemy of the US during the end of WWII. “The Japanese had more than 2,000,000 troops in the home lands, and were training millions of irregulars” pg.
While Truman claimed that he dropped the bomb to “save lives” and create a quick end to the war, many people, known as revisionists, question the truth behind his acclaimed cause and believe there were ulterior motives behind his actions such as getting back at Japan for the Pearl Harbor Bombing, justify the expense of the bombs, and above all gain an edge in the upcoming Cold War. During the time most of America was more than accepting of reason given for why the bomb was dropped; to save American lives and bring the war to a timely finish. Many current day veterans who were once soldiers in the war were in concord with the idea that this was done for solely militaristic reasons. The use of these bombs meant a quick and clean finish to the offensive in Japan, no land invasion in Japan thousands of miles away, which would have caused numerous American causalities, and speedier return to status quo for Americans. Why wouldn’t most people bite on this idea, sounds like it will only bring good fortune in the future?
This was morally acceptable to the Japanese; though the United States saw this as inhumane. The United States goes on to drop the atomic bomb which kills thousands of civilians.It is widely accepted, with some discrepancy, that Truman made this decision to save Japanese and American lives that would be lost in a land invasion. This also was considered morally wrong by other nations. This is where Blackburn’s argument of relativism threatens ethics. What may be seen as ethically acceptable to one region may be seen as a monstrosity to ethics in another.
In August 1945, the war between the USA and Japan ended after the USA dropped 2 bombs, one on Hiroshima and one on Nagasaki. Stalin felt betrayed as Churchill had known about the atomic bomb but Stalin hadn’t known they would use it against
This isn’t true. Even if it was justified for the US to attack Japan to avenge those that were killed at Pearl The “revenge” that the US exacted was on a scale that was completely uncalled for. The number of victims of the atomic bombings was highly disproportionate to that of the Pearl Harbor bombings. The number of deaths and injuries sustained by the Navy, Army and USMC combined still remained a fraction of the victims of Fat Man and Little Boy. Furthermore, many of the lives claimed during the atomic bombings were those of civilians.