Compare And Contrast Essay On Hiroshima And Nagasaki

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The bombs dropped on Hiroshima and Nagasaki annihilated one fourth of a million Japanese people, the majority of whom were civilians. This horrifying and deplorable idea in history should have never crossed Harry Truman’s frontal lobe. Even though these were desperate times, these perverted and twisted actions are not justified by the circumstances. The atomic bombs dropped on Hiroshima and Nagasaki were detestable and odious for reasons such as Japan was already compliant to a conditional surrender, the extinguishing of about 250,000 Japanese lives, and that one bomb was enough. One reason for why this was a heinous act is that it was unneeded. Japan had been given the chance to agree to an unconditional surrender, this would never have been allowed because their whole society believes greatly in the importance of honor so, of course, they were dubious. But they had informed the U.S. of the chance to negotiate a conditional surrender (“The Decision to Drop the Bomb”). If the U.S. had allowed Japan to keep their emperor then Japan most likely would have agreed to surrender. This is because the Japanese saw their emperor as a deity (Donohue). However, the U.S. did not understand the Japanese culture enough to concede on the issue of the emperor.…show more content…
This was caused by the obliteration of about 250,000 men, women, and children (“The Decision to Drop the Bomb”). It caused the devastation of the Japanese homeland as well as its economy. The distrust was also caused by the ultimatum given by the U.S. for Japan to surrender (“Japan Surrenders”). War should only pertain to defending the country’s homeland from foreign invaders, even if that means fighting them on their front. But it should not allow, encourage, or endorse destroying anything other than enemy soldiers, weapon factories, and weaponized vehicles. The U.S. was
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