I disagree that the Japanese in WW2 were defeated more because of their weakness rather than the strength of the Allied forces. The Japanese weaknesses included their incapability in managing the empire they took on. The strengths of the allied powers included their intelligent military strategies, an example was the "Island Hopping Strategy of Attack" used by America. Also, the dropping of two atomic bombs on Hiroshima and Nagasaki had an impact on Japan which caused them to surrender. The term "defeated more" refers to the factor which had the greatest impact on Japan, causing them to be drove to a state of devastation and have no other way than surrender unconditionally.
In fact, the debates behind using the atomic bombs against Japan began even before the decision was made. Many of the scientists such as Leo Szilard and Dr. James Franck, who made great contributions towards the creation of the bomb, campaigned against its use. President Truman said “We have used it in order to shorten the agony of war, in order to save the lives of thousands and thousands of young Amercicans”. It is completely understandable that President Truman’s aim was always to save the lives as many American people, but was it necessary to do it by dropping the atomic bombs on Japan? And was the reason behind the decision to drop the two atomic bombs on Hiroshima and Nagasaki purely to ‘save the lives of thousands and thousands of young Americans’?
The Decision to Drop the Atomic Bomb Good and Bad One of the major questions regarding the study of World War II is whether or not the United States was justified in dropping the Atomic Bomb on Imperial Japan at the end of the War. Crimes against humanity, as never witnessed before, and hopefully to never be seen again, occurred during the course of World War II. The security of our nation and of other Allied nations was severely threatened, not only by the Germans, but also by the Japanese. The Japanese were a strong people willing to fight until it was no longer possible. It may even be said that they were suicidal, with their kamikaze pilots and no real hope of defeating the Allied nations.
The decision by the United States to drop atomic bombs on Hiroshima and Nagasaki at the end of World War II remains one of the most controversial topics in Japanese history. Historians are still divided over whether it was necessary to drop the atomic bomb on Japan to end World War II. There are pros and cons on the droppings
The calculation was terrorist. The indiscriminancy was terrorist." This argument supports his larger purpose by indicating the action was calculated and planned such as a terrorist attack in order to get the Japanese government to surrender and abide to U.S demands. 3) What does Berger mean by the term expediency? Berger uses the term expediency to mean a political advantage that was taken because "the concept of evil has been abandoned" which in other wards means the notion of doing wrong was no longer a concern allowing for the bombing on Hiroshima to occur so that the U.S. can obtain the upper
Last night, Japanese forces attacked Guam. Last night, Japanese forces attacked the Philippine Islands. Last night, the Japanese attacked Wake Island. And this morning, the Japanese attacked Midway Island.” to show that they are not the good they are trying to trick people into thinking they are. He used these examples to try to get people angry at them and see that this war is the only way that they can give them what they deserved.
The atomic bombing of Hiroshima and Nagasaki killed millions of people, left families with nothing, and leveled cities. The war would have gone on for a couple more years if we had not dropped the bombs and sent troops to Japan instead. The atomic bombing of Hiroshima and Nagasaki was justified. This is one of the pros for the atomic bombing on Hiroshima and Nagasaki. One of the pros for dropping the atom bombs is that the Japanese would have not surrendered.
Ishiro Honda’s Message to the World The atomic bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki obviously had an overwhelming effect on the people of Japan. Not only did the bombs cause extreme physical damage on both the cities and their civilians, but it also had psychological effects on the survivors. In the years after the war, an arms race developed between the United States and Soviet Union, leading to the testing of each respective countries hydrogen bombs (Noriega 65). In early 1954 an event famously known as “The Second Atomic Bombing of Mankind” occurred (Roberto). This event was a result of a Japanese fishing ship sailing into the range of an American hydrogen bombing test site (Roberto).
The Americans had long before the attack realised that the Japanese where a serious threat to their security and after the invasion of Manchuria America proceeded to freeze all Japanese assets in America as a punishment for the invasion of Manchuria they also stopped the sending over of scrap metal and rubber this severely set back the Japanese military effort because the Japanese relied on the scrap metal because they melted it down and used it to make their planes and Ships and as a result of this the Japanese army which held a huge amount of power became increasingly hostile to America. The Americans also decided to freeze all Japanese assets in America as a punishment for the invasion china and also the fact that the United states government was also seeing that the Japanese where a formidable force that used their military to get what they wanted The Japanese desperately needed the pacific islands as a base to launch attacks on Australia and New Zealand as their planes did not have enough fuel to reach them let alone return to base afterwards. Japan was in a good place to launch an offensive against the islands the only problem was the
Should Nations Have Weapons Of Mass Destruction In my opinion no country should have nuclear weapons even the united stats. Yet countries are less likely to attack, or declare war on an opposing country if they have weapons of mass destruction. The only country to have used a nuclear weapon in war is the United States. The bombing of Hiroshima and Nagasaki, that ended world war 2. The fact is who do we trust to have weapons which can destroy the world.