The Japanese flew suicide missions to cause as much damage as possible. The Japanese were fierce fighters and were not afraid to die. This is why on August 6, 1945 the US decided to drop the atomic bomb on Hiroshima, Japan. While the United States may feel justified in exacting revenge, the use of the atomic bomb was cruel and inhumane. The Enola Gay at 8:16 AM.
On August 15, Japan surrendered unconditionally. President Truman decision to drop these atomic bombs on these cities changed the course of history and modern warfare. After this pivotal moment begun an arms race to develop the most nuclear bombs between many nations. The decision to drop the atomic bombs over Japanese cities had to involve a lot of pros and cons. This paper will discuss the reason why the bombs were dropped, how historians look back on that decision, how the culture of the time affected that decision, and what, in my opinion, was the deciding factor.
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.
“In late 1938, German scientists Otto Hahn and Fritz Strassmann bombarded a uranium atom with neutrons. The nucleus split-nuclear fission had occurred(Hook 18)” The escapee scientists warned the U.S. just in time for them to begin building their own bomb. In July 1939, Albert Einstein met with Leo Szilard and Eugene Wigner to discuss the possibilities of nuclear fission. Einstein wrote a letter to the U.S. ambassador to the Belgian Congo, to warn them against supplying uranium to Germany. “Within a few days, Alexander Sachs, economic adviser to U.S. President Franklin D. Roosevelt, urged Einstein to write a letter to the president.
This further emphasizes that since the Japanese were not simply going to give up, Truman came to the conclusion that in order to save millions of lives, he had to take thousands. President Truman decided to drop the atomic bomb on Japan to warn the world about the new found power of the United States, force an unconditional surrender of the Japanese, and save millions of lives. With the controversy over whether or not Truman should have dropped the bomb, some consider the decision irrational and unnecessary. However what these sceptics don 't realize is that the use of the atomic bomb not only helped end the war, but facilitated the dominance of the United States that the Japanese finally gave in to. In the section titled, NOTES OF THE INTERIM
Harry S. Truman was the 33rd president of the United States, being in office from 1945 to 1953. Truman demonstrates uses of both expressed and inherent powers throughout his presidency. During the years of his first administration, Truman attended the Potsdam Conference alongside Churchill and Stalin to discuss post-war matters regarding the decision to split up Germany. Throughout this time period of war filled with tension among nations, Truman approved the dropping of atomic bombs on Japan in efforts to end the war in the Pacific and prevent any possible future casualties that Japan may inflict on the United States. The first atomic bomb was dropped on Hiroshima on August 6, and the second was dropped on Nagasaki on August 9.
HIs inspirational ability, made him convince and inspire a nation and wreck havoc on the whole of Europe. Many historians regard Hitler as the person responsible of WW2, After Hitler Committed Suicide and Germany lost the war. Families separated and the whole country went down on its knees. this shows that the death of a leader can cause chaos and wreck havoc on a country. The man was very inspired nation by his speech.
The invention of the atomic bomb was a turning point in World War 2 when they dropped the bombs on the cities of Hiroshima and Nagasaki. The atomic bomb forced Japan to surrender and end the war faster. Also, Einstein had a huge contribution to the invention of the television. His quantum theory of light made scientists better understand light and what it can do. This also led to modern day screen devices such as smartphones, computers, and laptops (Advergize).
On August 6, 1945 the world changed as U.S President Truman made the decision to drop the atomic bomb on Hiroshima. A difficult decision to make but, Truman made the right one in effort to preserve his own interest of American lives and resources and to swiftly end a war against the aggressive Japanese; while Japan was near to yielding, the assurance the atomic bomb brought of their Empire’s surrender was too vital against such a vicious opponent. Truman dropped the bomb to spare the lives of his own American soldiers; it is not that Truman had disregard for Japanese lives, but that the Japanese had no regard for American lives fueling his decision. This can be seen in his speech after dropping the bomb, “We have used it against those who attacked us without warning at Pearl Harbor, against those who have starved and beaten and executed American prisoners of war, against those who have abandoned the pretense of obeying international laws of warfare” (Truman 1). At this point, the Japanese had revoked their right to any form of mercy.
Japan soon expands and gains control of much of northern China. In 1937 a large invasion of China takes place and the Japanese army attacks and captures Shanghai on November 12. As word spread the Chinese withdrew much of their elite troops from the capital city of Nanking, leaving only untrained soliders. There was never an official evacuation of the city but much of the population fled on their own. In response to the news a group of 22 Americans and Europeans, including surgeons, a nazi bussinessman, a German Olympic wrestler, and an American missionary, form the International Committee for the Nanking Safety Zone.