The atomic bombs brought World War II right to Japan’s doorstep. This wasn’t a war fought in Europe anymore- Japan was in the middle of a devastating attack. This attack urged Japanese leaders to surrender. The Japanese had lost more than soldiers. They lost citizens- men, women, children, and, most importantly, their pride in themselves and their country.
First of all, the main reason for the contradiction is the alleged Japanese attack by surprise. After years of discovering information some speculations intrude that the attack on Pearl Harbor was not only expected weeks earlier but was also awaited and provoked. In the journal of secretary Roosevelt, on November 25, 1941, there is a record of his conversation with Roosevelt regarding how to manipulate the Japanese to give the first shot because it was desirable that the Japanese were the ones who would do it so that there was no doubt who the aggressor was. In the months leading up to the attack on Pearl Harbor, Roosevelt did everything he could to upset the Japanese, showing them as an aggressor (he stopped all oil exports to Japan, frozen all Japanese assets, gave loans to Chinese nationalists and supported the English - both nations were enemies of Japan). Pacific fleets long before December 7 informed Washington about the various anticipated threats.
U.S. President Harry S. Truman, discouraged by the Japanese response to the Potsdam Conference’s demand for unconditional surrender, made the decision to use the atom bomb to end the war in order to prevent what he predicted would be a much greater loss of life were the United States to invade the Japanese mainland. (Michael R.) There were more than 90,000 stable buildings in Hiroshima before the bomb was
Harry S. Truman and His Decision to Drop the Atomic Bomb Harry S. Truman once said, “Carry the battle to them. Don’t let them bring it to you.” In World War II, that is exactly what he did. While Japan was breaking treaties and fighting with allied countries, the United States was developing a powerful weapon that would cripple Japan and end World War II. This weapon was called the atomic bomb. After it was fully developed and tested, Harry S. Truman made the decision to drop this deadly weapon on two cities in Japan, Hiroshima and Nagasaki.
On September 9, 1945, Admiral William F. Halsey, commander of the Third Fleet, was publicly quoted as stating that the atomic bomb was used because the scientists had a “toy and they wanted to try it out…” He further stated that “the first atomic bomb was an unnecessary experiment” and that it was“a mistake to ever drop it.” By all the evidence and information we have above, it shows us that to end the WWII is not really the reason for U.S. to drop that bombs on Japan. The evidence above had also said Japan already was prepared and ready to surrender. The bombs are totally unnecessary. Those evidence make dropped bombs be not
President Roosevelt’s Pearl Harbor Address “A date that will live in infamy”. This sentence is forever ingrained in the American history. The bombing of Pearl Harbor the 7th December is an event that will never be forgotten and the speech by Franklin Delano Roosevelt (FDR) held the day afterward is just as significant. The speech after the attack is one of the most recognizable and significant speeches in newer history. The speech brought America into World War II, even though they were heavily weakened by The Great Depression and a loss of troops during World War I.
The magnitude of the situation was put onto his shoulders at a time so early into his presidency that he had no idea what would be the best course of action. The United States, of course, requested the Japanese surrender unconditionally; however, despite their plea for capitulation, the adamance of the Japanese remained. From this, Truman decided it was imperative to drop the atomic bomb. In the present, his decision is an ongoing topic of conversation; despite the immense power the bomb withheld and the catastrophic effects it produced, President Truman’s decision to drop the bomb on Hiroshima and Nagasaki was a justified
Most important, 2,403 sailors, soldiers and civilians were killed and about 1,000 people were wounded.” Even though Japan caused a lot of damage to America, they failed to cripple the Pacific Fleet. The Pearl Harbor assault had left the base’s most vital onshore facilities intact so the U.S. Navy was able to make a quick comeback. The attack on Pearl Harbor created a debate that lead to America coming into the war. “After the December 7, 1941, Japanese attack on the American naval fleet at Pearl Harbor, Hawaii, the U.S. was thrust into World War II (1939-45), and everyday life across the country was dramatically altered. Food, gas and clothing were rationed.
This devastating event has led to the debate between whether or not bombarding Japan with atomic bombs was truly justified. Through thorough analysis of reasons for the dropping of the Hiroshima and Nagasaki bombs and evidence proving the decision unnecessary, it was determined that the use of the atomic bombs was justified to a small extent. One could argue that the decision to attack the cities of Hiroshima and Nagasaki with atomic bombs was necessary. The bombs had to be dropped in order to achieve American victory and prevent casualties in America and Japan. The goals of bombing Hiroshima and Nagasaki was to gain victory with the least amount of American casualties as possible.
The question whether war is ever justified, and if so under what circumstances, is one which has been forcing itself upon the attention of all thoughtful individuals in looking at the utilitarian and deontological view on the ethics of war I found that both schools of ethics lead to difficulties when considering the rights and wrongs of warfare. To analyze the ethics involve I started with researching what is war and the history surrounding my topic of Hiroshima and Nagasaki. War is considered an armed conflict by a government or other large organization to stop or defeat something that is viewed as dangerous or bad. August 6th and August 9th 1945, were days that brought an enormous change to the history of the world. On these days in Hiroshima