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Was the Dropping of the Atom Bomb an Humanitarian Choice? Essay

  • Submitted by: elliotmt8
  • on December 3, 2013
  • Category: History
  • Length: 1,325 words

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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 and a quarter lives that Winston Churchill suggested that was spared by the deployment of the bombs does not take into consideration of the loss of civilians due to the extension of the war.   The usage of the A-Bombs was undoubtedly prompted by the concern for human welfare.   Although influenced by exterior political and military motives, the utilization of the Atomic Bombs on Japan was a humane act due to the net lives saved, the end of the war and the positive change the bombs brought on the world.    
An unfathomable amount of casualties were saved by the usage of the Atomic Bombs.   As seen in the island hopping and especially at Iwo Jima and Okinawa, the Japanese were not at all ready to surrender and they were going to fight till every man, woman and child were dead.   In fact their slogan at the summer of 1945 was “one hundred million will die for the emperor and nation.”   As seen in their kamikaze style attacks, the Japanese culture revolved around sacrifice, and an ultimate commitment to the family and resilience.   Recently declassified from the National Archives in Washington D.C, an amphibious plan of assault on mainland Japan was approved on May 25th 1945.   The overall plan, code-named Operation Downfall, was the...

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