The Americans and the Allied forces had already made Germany surrender in Europe and only Japan stood in the Allied forces’ way for peace. When Japan refused to surrender, President Truman decided to drop two atomic bombs on Japan. Some people argue that it was the best decision available to Truman. “In 1945, fire raids in Tokyo had killed 140 thousand Japanese citizens and had injured many more ”. Therefore, it makes sense that Truman wanted to end the war early and reduce the number of dead
Thurman demonstrated his anger by the dropping of the Atomic bombs. After 6 years o anger and outrage, the US government signed the peace treaty with Japan. Although, the event was horrible and inhumane, the survivors found a way to deal with the painful memory. Many had to adjust and learn how live a to normal life. If I was fighting during the Baton Death March battle I would be on the American and Filipino Side, because I would fight for what is
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.
When looking at the Japanese army, it is clear to see how cruel they were to the Chinese citizens. The Japanese invaded the city of Nanking, China in 1937. Not only did they destroy the city, but the soldiers murdered, tortured, and raped the citizens. This is one of the most brutal massacres in history, “...if the dead from Nanking were to link hands, they would stretch from Nanking to the city of Hangchow, spanning a distance of some two
He states in a diary entry after the bomb; "Nobody is more disturbed over the use of Atomic bombs than I am but I was greatly disturbed over the unwarranted attack by the Japanese on Pearl Harbor and their murder of our prisoners of war. The only language they seem to understand is the one we have been using to bombard them.” Truman wanted these Japanese atrocities to end, for the war to end, and for eventual world peace. He made the decision to drop the bomb in order to save as many of his own as he could, which any good leader would
Three days later, on August 9, the U.S dropped another bomb called “Fat Boy” on the Japanese city, Nagasaki (Hall). After the bombings, many conclusions came on why these particular cities were chosen and what the ending effects were; with this came many scientific studies. There are many reasons the U.S. chose to bomb Hiroshima and Nagasaki. However, there was two specific reason for the bombings, and they were different for each city. According to Geoff Brumfiel, there was two main reasons for bombing the cities: to scare the Japanese into surrendering and to test the power of the bomb (“Why did the U.S choose Hiroshima”).
The counter-arguments were that the Japanese were already defeated and so ‘why was it necessary to drop the bomb?”. Especially the second type, as evidence suggests that the Japanese were already defeated. Bombing and killing the innocent people shouldn’t ever be justified, however, it was a war and the American government did warn the Japanese about the consequences of continuing the fight. On August 6, 1945, the atomic bomb enriched with uranium, coded “Little boy”, was dropped over the Japanese city of Hiroshima. The project was coded ‘Trinity’ when the first and only testing of ‘Little boy’ was on July 16th, 1945, near Alamogordo, New Mexico.
This is partially seen in the movie, The Children of Huang Shi, when George Hogg and Chen Hansheng are discussing the Nationalists and the Communists. In the film, the Japanese armies are attacking China and massacring the people. However, also during that time, the Nationalists and Communists were locked in a civil war. Honor would dictate that these two opposing factions set aside their differences for the time being in order to combat the foreign troops killing their people. However, they care little for honor and choose to continue fighting each other.
The creation of the atomic bomb in 1945 marked the beginning of a new era. As Japan was surrounded by U.S. forces, the U.S. issued the Potsdam Declaration, defining terms for Japanese surrender. However, Japan did not surrender. Thus, U.S. dropped the first atomic bomb on Hiroshima, killing many civilians. Three days later, the second bomb was dropped on Nagasaki, ultimately leading to a Japanese surrender, essentially ending World War II.
However, America once did the very thing it is disdainful of. In WWII, Americans discriminated against Japanese American citizens. In the aftermath of Pearl Harbor, America hastily took the rights of Japanese Americans by placing them in Japanese Internment Camps, where atrocious conditions destroyed a culture’s faith in the Land of the Free. On December 7, 1941, hundreds of Japanese fighter planes stealthily attacked an American naval base on the coast of Honolulu, Hawaii. Lasting just over two hours, the Japanese destroyed nearly 20 vessels, 8 large battleships, and over 300 fighter planes.
Before World War II even started the Americans started their nuclear weapons project. This project was called the Manhattan Project. In 1939, a group of American scientist became concerned about nuclear weapons research being conducted in Nazi Germany (“Bombing of Hiroshima and Nagasaki”). The U.S. made two bombs Little Boy and Fat Man. On Dec, 7 1941 Japan
Japan’s motives for world domination lead them to Pearl Harbor, where they killed thousands. First off, there are a few big details that you need to know about Pearl Harbor. to begin, this dreadful day happened on December 7, 1941(Pearl Harbor). The attack wasn’t exactly a long attack; the U.S. wasn’t prepared,for it only lasted from 7:55 a.m. to 9:45 a.m. The Japanese surprised us; we didn’t even know what was coming.
The horrific slaughter that followed was the last straw for President Franklin D. Roosevelt. The U.S was going to war and our Commander and Chief had the broad responsibility to lead us as a nation in what would soon become known as World War II. Franklin D Roosevelt had decided to declare war. This would take us into a period of time that Roosevelt had to make many difficult choices out of fear and bad advice. “Two months after the Japanese bombing of Pearl Harbor, U.S. President Franklin D. Roosevelt signed Executive Order 9066 ordering all Japanese-Americans to evacuate the west coast.” (History.com 2015) This decision eventually led to the internment of Japanese citizens against their will.
After Japan attacked Pearl Harbor in the Hawaiian Islands, President Truman dropped two atomic bombs on the cities of Hiroshima and Nagasaki in Japan. Since then, there has been arguments whether the bombs should have been dropped or not. President Truman’s choice to drop the atomic bombs on Hiroshima and Nagasaki was really the only option he had back then. Today, the bombs that President Truman dropped on Hiroshima and Nagasaki is thought as a horrible event, but Truman dropped the bombs to save American and Japanese lives, and in the end, shortened the war. Before President Truman decidecd to drop the two atomic bombs, the war with the Japanese had no end insight.
As well as being attacked, the United States also played the role of the attacker in August of 1945. This was a deadly nuclear bombing of the Japanese town Hiroshima. This was the first nuclear bomb ever deployed. This horrific explosion killed 90% of Hiroshima’s population, combining the 80,000 of whom the bomb killed immediately, and those who later died of radiation exposure. Three days later, another bomb was dropped Nagasaki, which killed another 40,000.