For example, Truman uses repetition of “we will destroy.”(Truman 2) By repeating this over and over, it gives Truman a sense of superiority and power. It makes the audience feel more confident with the Truman’s claim. Also, Truman uses repetition of how the atomic bomb is a major achievement in the United States history. (Truman) By stating this, it reassures American society that the decision to drop the bomb was not a terrible decision. Furthermore, Truman also uses a didactic/serious tone to educate and persuade the audience about the bombing and the bomb itself.
Although he did approve of the bomb, Roosevelt was unconcerned about actually dropping the bomb on Japan. Instead he supported the idea that since Germany was possibly looking into the same type of destructive weapon, the U.S. needed to advance in the field in order to prevent detrimental attacks against them. He had the Great Depression on his hands as well and was less motivated during his time to destroy Japan to end the war more efficiently. On the other hand, Truman saw his opportunity of bringing the United States to the end of the war in a quick manner by releasing the bombs since Japan had no intentions of taking an easy surrender. To prevent going through an invasion, Truman made a hasty decision to drop the bombs.
Nuclear weapons ensured stability within this expanding system by making war between the major states unlikely. Few observers expected the end of the Cold War to facilitate the continuation and expansion of a pre-existing international system. Perhaps this explains, in part, why Hobsbawm (1994) describes the international landscape of the 1990s as 'unclear ' and akin to 'global
Pearl Harbor was the beginning of America's involvement in World War II, marking the bombings' significance. Japan had many different motives for attacking Pearl Harbor instead of a different location. This event created tension between the two countries and even today some Americans still treat the Japanese horribly even after they became allies. However, the attack on Pearl Harbor was a huge turning point for countries concerned with world power. This is shown through the attacks made by Japan to gain power, the attack caused America to get involved in the war and America could have avoided these attacks.
The biggest contrast between Kennedy and the other two presidents was that Kennedy was not afraid of war. His use of the military was to increase military weapons to prepare for a potential war and to scare the Soviet’s away. (Kennedy) He was so open to the thought of a war he created Flexible Response; which is using a more effective way, such as bombs and other nuclear weapons, rather than threats and walls (Ayres 886). Moreover, While the US did not enter war, it could very well be possible if Lyndon B. Johnson hadn’t taken over after Kennedy's
It is argued that ‘soft power’ that the United States had amassed, the popularity of the American culture and the attraction of it played a part in the nation’s victory in the Cold War. The notion of ‘soft power’ as can be derived from the film has the country gain the ability to get what it wants through attraction instead of coercion. Such applies to the film considering the advantaged position that the United States gain by establishing the critical vulnerability in the alien ship. By sharing this new-gotten knowledge, the United States would be enabling other countries to defeat the rest of the destroyer ships (Eriksson and Norman 426). Such set the basis of the ‘soft power’ that the United States develop as it begins shaping the preferences
The alternative for President Franklin D. Roosevelt and his advisors was doing nothing and letting Nazi Germany develop atomic power and going on to use it to conquer the world. The United States of America wanted to end World War II on both the Atlantic and Pacific fronts and needed the quickest possible method to do so. Franklin D. Roosevelt’s advisors concluded that hundreds of thousands of American lives would be lost on an assault on the island of Japan. The U.S. Armed Forces was over 16,000,000 strong and Franklin D. Roosevelt’s main motive for dropping the atom bombs was to save American lives.5 The fact of the matter is World War II was started by the Axis powers which were Germany, Italy and Japan. The Axis powers alone turned Europe upside down.
The American Dream has shaped this country for centuries. It inspired the works of people like Ralph Waldo Emerson, Thomas Alva Edison, and Henry Ford. This Dream can be considered the driving force of our economy, the contributing reason for our immigrant influx, and the powering factor of our innovation. Although everyone interprets this Dream differently, the majority of individuals in this country can agree on some certain ideas and morals. Since none of this would be easy or even possible in an authoritarian regime, our rights and our freedoms play an important role in the Dream.
In an article published by Asia News Monitor in 2016. The news agency is interviewing Yuki Oikawa who is a political consultant for Japan as well as the Director of foreign affairs for the Happiness Realization Party of Japan. Yuki in the interview claims that the reason for the bombing of Hiroshima was so that the Japanese would surrender. He claims that Japan was ready to surrender and the U.S. was aware of it but they still continued on with the Nuclear Strike. He states “It was a human experiment to gather scientific date.
Japanese Bombing The bombing of Hiroshima and Nagasaki was necessary in order for Japan to surrender, save American lives, and keep the Soviet Union from expanding its influence in Asia. After the attack on Pearl Harbor, the U.S. held a conference in which they made it official that they were at war with Japan and ready to strike back as soon as possible. The bombing of Hiroshima and Nagasaki made the Japanese realize that they couldn’t afford another fatal bombing and cause innocent people to die again so shortly after the bombing, they surrendered to the United States. Soon after the bombing of Pearl Harbor, the United States knew that they had to come up with a plan to invade Japan and force them to surrender. As the United States were planning on how to invade Japan, there had been a lot of controversy between Chairman of the Joint Chiefs Staff Admiral William Leahy, Secretary of War Henry Stimson as to how to attack Japan until Secretary of State James Byrnes brought up the idea of bombing Japan without any warning, shocking Japan into surrendering.