During WWII there were many deaths and terrible battles but the worst of all of them was America dropping the Atomic Bomb on Hiroshima and Nagasaki. This tactic of bombing a city was the wrong decision by America, it was completely barbaric and was an act of total war something no country should ever use. The main issues with this decision was that it wasn’t an attack on a military base like Pearl Harbor but it was an attack on a populated city and Japan was prepared to surrender because they knew America and the Allied Powers would win the war. The main argument others have is that the Atomic bomb saved lives by creating a fast end to the war so it wouldn’t be strung out resulting in more deaths on both sides but Japan was prepared to surrender
It appears as if mankind’s most destructive war is coming to end. Victory has been won at a steep cost in lives and treasure. We would not be here, however, had it not been for the valiant efforts of everyone involved in the war effort. While President Truman’s decision to drop the atomic bomb may seem controversial in the long run, its immediate effect is that it saved lives. Nobody can argue the fact that the war needed to end as soon as possible.
Thesis statement: Though many speculate that the act of dropping the atomic bomb on Japan (Hiroshima and Nagasaki) while not doing so on Europe (Germany and Italy) was racially motivated, racism played little to no role in these bombings. The United States of America and her allies were willing to end World War II at any cost, had the atomic bombs been available they would have been deployed in Europe. In the 1940’s there is no doubt that the United States of America was engulfed by mass anti-Japanese hysteria which inevitably bled over into America’s foreign policy. During this period Japanese people living in both Japan and the United States of America were seen as less that human. Japanese-Americans living on the west coast were savagely and unjustifiably uprooted from their daily lives.
In the twentieth century, the United States dropped two atomic bombs, which were the most powerful weapons at that time, on Japan. It happened on August 6 and August 9, 1945. The atomic bombs killed 226,000 Japanese and ended the war. However, America should not have dropped the atomic bombs for two reasons. First, it was not necessary to drop the bomb to win the war militarily or to get the Japanese to surrender.
A “Nuclear Bomb” is a weapon of mass destruction that can lead to many disadvantages but at the same time many advantages. If you were to be a person that hosts a Nuclear Bomb and you possibly decide to release it, other countries will come against you and fire back, so basically, all the countries that have these weapons know that if they fire, others will fire too and that can be useful. Some even believe that the Second World War ended earlier than it should've when they used a Nuclear Bomb against Japan. "It is impossible to win a nuclear war, and both sides realized that maybe for the first time." - Fyodor Burlatsky (USSR) A Gamma Ray is an electromagnetic wave with a high frequency and a low wavelength which explains why it emits a high
Some argue that it was the single most offensive act that the United States has ever committed, but it was necessary at the time. The bomb is used to paint the United States as evil villains. Looking at Japanese treatment of our soldiers at the march if Baatan, and the nations total commitment to victory, we can see why the decision was made. Atomic bomb aside, I do not see the United States abandoning its principle of humanitarianism during the War. After the war, the United States did everything in its power to rebuild both Japan and Germany.
For example, it saved many Americans lives from invading into Japan, yet most of them were all grateful for having the opportunity to see their family again. Even George C. Marshall said, “the invasion would cost at a minimum one-quarter-of-a-million casualties, and might cost as much as a million, on the Americans side alone, with an equal number of the enemy.” Marshall is stating that with the use of the bomb there will be fewer casualties, yet the Manhattan Project was created without a limit on the budget (Kagan, “Why America Dropped the Bomb”). The goal was not to killed the Japanese, but it was to minimize the casualties, even if it means killing the Japanese. From a different perspective, if the U.S. sent their soldiers to the battlefield, then there will be an enormous wounded and deaths soldiers from both sides. Yet, he understands that using the bombs would prevent the loss of American soldiers’ lives, especially when the country puts their efforts and resources to build the project (Beyer 64).
The United States decided to drop the atomic bomb because Japan murdered innocent lives, therefore to save the lives of the American people and troopers, Truman gave the call to put forth the action of dropping the atomic bomb. Considering the fact that Japan killed many of our guiltless people in our own country, it was justified for the United States to afflict damage back. Truman was even dubious to the fact of dropping the bomb, but because the Japanese kept on killing the innocent lives, it was a needed cause to stop the Japanese and to petrify them. The Japanese even dropped bombs in the past at Pearl Harbor, which was detrimental to America. For the reason being, I believe the United States was justified to drop an atomic bomb on Japan
The Japanese attacked Pearl Harbor because the United States was the only country able to stop Japanese expansion in the Pacific. The Japanese also chose Pearl Harbor because it was the home of the American pacific fleet. American intervention was important to the war because the United States had the manpower and the massive industry. When in 1943 American industries kicked into gear and the army ranks climbed to millions, the United States became a massive force to be reckoned with. The United States decided to drop the Atomic Bomb because it was the only option that would not cause thousands of American casualties.
As the war was nearing an end the Japanese were still relentless and used every tactic to not surrender and stand strong. The United States felt it was necessary to end the war and used one of the most deadliest weapons known to human existence, the Atomic Bomb. Although some experts may disagree, many believe that keeping the topic of why the United States used the Atomic Bomb in textbooks helps teach students crucial facts on the political and environmental effects of it and more specifically about international relations after that led to the cold war and the effects it had on world pollution and human
One on Hiroshima, and the other on Nagasaki. This won the war on Japan, and ended World War Two. People to this day ask if that was a necessary action. The dropping of bombs was not necessary to win the war because Japan was already weak before the bombs, killed so many civilians, and the tremendous amount of damage that was caused.
Even admiral Ernest King argued, “ if we had been willing to wait... the naval blockade would have starved the japanese into submission through lack of oil, rice.. and other essential materials.” It seemed to me that the bomb was a rash and hasty decision. Power hungry maybe? Dwight Eisenhower agrees saying, “ Japan was already defeated and that dropping the bomb was completely unnecessary.” The power of United States was not needed further, and we were withdrawn, yet we still decided to drop the atomic bomb. Over all the dropping of the bomb was a cruel and unneeded decision. The problem could have been solved in a much more peaceful understanding.
Meanwhile in the pacific, America was still in a war with Japan. America’s military was within bombing distance and was firebombing more than 60 cities into ashes. The firebombing did not make the Japanese lose hope. Due to the Japanese samurai beliefs the soldier only had two outcomes on the field and it was victory or honorable death. The samurai beliefs meant that Japan either going to win or die trying.