Dropping The Atomic Bomb

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We all know exactly what happened, An invasion of Japan would have caused casualties on both sides that could’ve easily exceed the toll at Hiroshima and Nagasaki. So the U.S decided to drop two bombs on the cities of Japan. First on Hiroshima which nearly killed 100,000 people and 1000 more were dying from the radiation poisoning and then three days later the second bomb was dropped on Nagasaki. This ended World War II. The question that still arouses is that was it necessary to drop the atomic bomb? I think I would have made the same decision if I were in President Truman’s position. My main priority would be to end the war as quickly as possible and having everyone convincing you to use the bomb would have led me to use the bomb. As a student

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