Atomic Bomb Dbq Essay

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Japan launched a surprise attack on the United States Pacific fleet at Pearl Harbor, on December 7, 1941. In response, the United States declared war on Japan. America gained victory in the Battle of Midway in June 1942. The Japanese suffered a lot of losses. In early 1945, American forces suffered heavy losses during the invasions of Iwo Jima and Okinawa. On August 6, 1945, the United States Air Force dropped an atomic bomb on the Japanese city of Hiroshima. Thousands of people died in the initial explosion, and many more died later from radiation exposure. Three days later, the United States dropped a bomb on the Japanese city of Nagasaki. Approximately 120,000 citizens died. On August 8, the Soviet Union declared war on Japan and invaded Japan, Japan formally surrendered to the United States, Great Britain, and the Soviet Union on September 2, 1945. The decision to drop atomic bombs was not just a strict military measure to to force japan to unconditionally surrender, but was a diplomatic measure to intimidate the Soviet Union. …show more content…

Arnold, the u.s. had already high explosives and incendiary bombs including raids which killed about 241,000, wounded 313,000, and destroyed about 2,333,000 homes, then the b-29 destroyed a lot of the Japanese industries which prevented incoming cargoes. Furthermore, the drop was not necessary, due to the fact that even before the atomic bomb was dropped it caused a lot of deaths and when the atomic bomb was dropped it caused tens of thousands of deaths. United States had damaged Japan plenty. Regardless of the atomic bomb being dropped, Japan was in the verge of collapse due to the massive ruinous caused by

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