On August 6th and 9th the US dropped atomic bombs on Hiroshima and Nagasaki. Days later when Japan surrendered, WWII ended as well. This bombing sparked many debates over whether America’s actions were right or not. The fewer amount of casualties and the brutal harshness of the Japanese to others justifies the US's strategy. The atomic bombs changed the way we fight wars and was a key milestone to where we are now.
The Bombing of Hiroshima and Nagasaki In an attempt to end World War II early, Harry Truman decided to drop the atomic bomb on Hiroshima and Nagasaki in order to save thousands of American lives at any cost. It has been categorized as the current deadliest bomb at that time, bringing terror to everyone and killing about 220,000 people, most of them innocent in both cities combined. During the war, the U.S. had lost a few battles against Japan, also losing thousands of American lives. And if the U.S. wouldn’t have dropped that bomb who knows maybe thousands of more American lives could have been lost and god knows when World War II would end.
In the United States, it is often taught that the use of nuclear weapons in Hiroshima and Nagasaki was the deciding factor for the Japanese to surrender during World War II. However, upon closer inspection that may not be the reason why. For example, by the time both cities were destroyed Japan had already lost dozens of cities to American fire bombs and conventional raids. As a result, the only difference between the cities that were previously burned and Hiroshima and Nagasaki was the type of weapon used. Therefore,the Japanese government was aware and accustomed to loosing cities and large number of civilian lives.
Introduction For decades there has been a great controversy as to whether or not the atomic bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki were justified. It is often argued that these bombings were hideous atrocities the likes of which the world has never seen before, ones born of a nation’s thirst for vengeance and desire to exhibit its military and technological superiority. Some argue that though the bombings brought about the end to the Second World War, the deaths of more than two hundred thousand people cannot be a justifiable sacrifice. Others disagree completely and state that these deaths were a small price to pay to end the war that had ravaged millions more. And so, debates regarding this topic have flourished since those fateful days 70 years
Daisaku Ikeda said “Japan learned from the bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki that the tragedy wrought by nuclear weapons must never be repeated and that humanity and nuclear weapons cannot exist.” The United States ended World War II by bombing Japan which caused radiation damage and devastation to all of Japan. The United States had three main reasons why they dropped the atomic bomb in such a rush. They wanted to limit American casualties from fighting future battles. The United States wanted to establish dominance over the war before Russia could join in.
The U.S. government did the right thing when they dropped the atomic bomb on Japan. The dropping of the bomb was necessary and justified because the Japanese first bomb Pearl Harbor. The Japanese military was killing thousands of Americans and showed no sign of surrender. During World War II the American bombed two Japanese cities, Hiroshima and Nagasaki. The Japanese military was growing stronger and showed no sign of surrendering. Just a few weeks before the dropping of the atomic bombs 123,000 Japanese and Americans killed each other in Okinawa.
Hiroshima There were many factors that led up to the events of the U.S. dropping the bomb. the war dragging on and causing our generals to be very quick to pull the trigger. Many think that we could have won the war without dropping little boy( this is the name of the bomb) that killed close to two hundred thousand people. Because we dropped the bomb japan has been affected and the population of japan has been affected.
By 1945, those involved in the Second World War were exhausted. There had been millions of casualties, millions were still suffering and countries were in turmoil. After six years of war, those involved were ready for it to be over. By the end of 1944 the Axis had collapsed. Once Germany unconditionally surrendered on May 8, 1945, the Allies were hoping Japan would surrender too.
It has been 71 years since the Second World War and the nuclear bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki by the Americans. With recent visit on May to Hiroshima by the US President Obama and on December to Pearl Harbour by Japanese PM Abe, the wound between the two countries are healing. However there has not been a clear apology being said by neither of the leaders during their visits. Having the atomic bomb killed or wounded at least 150,000 in Hiroshima and 75,000 in Nagasaki (http://www.aasc.ucla.edu/cab/200708230009.html) , the US president’s responsibility of an apology towards the victims is debated. Ethically, and politically, there are reasons to why the US should, and should not apologise for the decision made in 1945.
The Japanese military still refused to give up their fight in World War II. Harry S. Truman was the President of the United States of America. These two countries had been fighting for four years, and Truman was pressed with a decision to use one of the most massive bombs known. The American forces had already invaded Okinawa, and Iwo Jima, but the Japanese military had over 2 million soldiers. Americans had asked Japan to surrender, and if they refused it would result in destruction.
In the story “Michihiko Hachiya from Hiroshima Diary,” the author talks about how back in 1945 on August 6 there had been an atomic bomb that had dropped in Hiroshima Japan. America did end up getting justified due the massive attack of the bombing in Pearl harbor, and Hawaii. This had occurred a couple years back prior to the bombing in Hiroshima. Then the war had an end to it due to the fact that many people were lucky enough to get saved and live their life. The good about this was that men,women, and their children didn't have to worry about anything because they weren't going to get killed.