The bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki devastated the people of these cities. This, however, ended the conflict between the U.S. and Japan, but was it a good idea for the U.S.? Hiroshima and Nagasaki were destroyed, and over one-hundred fifty thousand people were killed in the atomic bombings of Japan. The bombings by the United States were necessary because Japan was a powerful adversary that the United States needed to overcome in order to defeat Germany. They had started World War Two and put the Jewish people and gypsies and people they deemed not good enough for society in concentration camps.
One of the most controversial events from World War II (WWII) was the bombing of Hiroshima and Nagasaki. On August 6, 1945, America dropped the world’s first atomic bomb, code name “Little Boy, over the Japanese city of Hiroshima. The explosion resulted in over 90,000 deaths. August 9th, 1945, a second bomb was dropped, code name “Fat Man”, on Nagasaki, instantly killing an estimated 70,000 people. On August 15, Japan surrendered unconditionally.
Over 180,000 Japanese were killed in these two bombings and thousands more died later due to radiation sickness (Langley 84). However, when the United States was suffering through a dark period, it is a fair decision to use atomic weapons to shorten the amount of casualties. United States President Truman knew of the way the Japanese fought. They fought to the death, and they were brutal to the prisoners of war. Besides, United States had suffered the loss of over 418,000 lives, both military and civilian (Perry 286).
The morning of Tuesday September 11, 2011 is one of the biggest tradgies of all time. On this specific day four airlines were hijacked by an Islamic group that goes by the name al-Qaeda. The attacks took the lives of 2,996 innocent people, injured nearly 6,000 people, and caused at least $10 billion in infracture and property damage. These attacks, also known as the 9/11 attacks, will forever be remebered as one of the most horrific days for so many people around this world. Initally, al-Qaeda considered targeting nuclear power plants on 9/11, but decided to go against it because they feared it would get too out of control.
The first point you could make is yes, the bomb was 100 percent justified and it was a good idea. War is an awful thing that our world has to go through, because many die and lots of land is damaged. An article that agrees the bomb was good claims, “On Okinawa, only a few weeks before Hiroshima, 123,000 JApanese and Americans killed each other. War is immoral. War is cruel.” (Document B).
Chemical weapons were used to injure and kill people in war. There were many types of poison gases that were introduced in World War I. The poison gases that were used were mustard gas, tear gas, and chlorine and phosgene. The first chemical weapon that was used in World War I was tear gas. Tear gas caused temporary blindness and bad irritation to the throat and nose.
Just three days later, Major General Charles Sweeney dropped a second nuclear bomb on Nagasaki, killing around 37,000 people and injuring another 43,000. All together, the two atomic strikes on Japan killed an “estimated 200,000 Japanese civilians.”  (ihr.org) Aside from moral issues involved, were the bombings of Japan militarily necessary? The answer is, no, they were not. Many rationalized that the bombs were dropped to save thousands of lives that would otherwise be killed in battle with Japan, to justify the act by portraying it as a grave decision made by the United States in order to end the second World War and to limit the amount of casualties.  (historyextra.com) Yet the top American military leaders who fought in World War II, quite clearly stated that the atomic bombs were unnecessary.
Three days later, on August 9th, 1945, America dropped another bomb on Nagasaki with the code name “Fat Man”. As many as 200,000 deaths were caused by “Little Boy” alone and many people would die of radiation for years to come. The dropping of the Atom bomb on Hiroshima is an extremely debatable issue with no right or wrong answer. In this essay I will describe both sides to the argument then conclude using my final opinion on whether I am for or against the dropping of the bomb on Hiroshima. There are many reasons why it could be argued that the dropping of the atomic bomb was justified.
Ever since the beginning of human civilization, man has struggled to gain power. He has taken steps that have led to devastation and misery. Yet, man continues to repeat his mistakes and does not learn from his experiences or the experiences of others for that matter. In the year 1945, atomic bombs were dropped on Hiroshima and Nagasaki by United States of America, an order approved by the then president Harry S. Truman, which burnt to the death of millions of people. Shortly, people all around the world started questioning the new rules of carrying out 4th generation warfare.
The atomic bomb was a terrible thing. It killed 150,000 in Hiroshima and 75,000 in Nagasaki, plus many survivors became horribly disfigured from the intensive heat, and death from radiation is uncertain it may not kill the victims for days, weeks, months, or even years. (Although the bomb did save the USA from sending foot soldier to Japan, the Japanese were ready to surrender on terms that they can keep their empire and we had no need to use it). Japan was the first to feel the destructive power of the atomic bomb. Killing a quarter of a million people and costing two billion dollars of war replenish.