In America’s opinion, Japan had lost the war; they did not have any capital to negotiate with. Japan had to accept unconditional surrender; if they disagreed with that request, America would drop the bomb. What made the Japanese surrender was the retention of their emperor; anything else couldn’t have forced a Japanese surrender, including the attack of the atomic bomb. As Japan's Prime Minister Suzuki spelled out on June 9, 1945. “Should the Emperor system be abolished, they [the Japanese people] would lose all reason for existence….
And when we did drop this bomb we made a statement not only to Japan but the world that we are not afraid to do what we have to do to protect our homeland and defeat our enemies. War is not a pretty thing and you don 't worry about other people’s
Imagine living in a period in which the realities of war encased the world, and the lethal potential to end all suffering was up to a single being. During World War II, tensions between Japan and the United States increased. Despite pleas from US President, Harry Truman, for Japan to surrender, the Japanese were intent on continuing the fight. As a result, Truman ordered the atomic bomb, a deadly revolution in nuclear science, to be dropped on the towns of Nagasaki and Hiroshima. President Harry Truman, in his speech, “Announcement of the Dropping of the Atomic Bomb,” supports his claim that the dropping of the A-bomb shortened the war, saved lives, and got revenge by appealing to American anger by mentioning traumatic historical events and
The battle of Pearl Harbor was a brutal surprise attack on the United states Pacific fleet and it was the kickoff point for the US to join World War II. Its something we should never forget. Pearl Harbor was one of the most memorable events in the history of the United states. When Japan attacked the US Pacific fleet it was totally unexpected on this Sunday morning December 7, 194. Japan wanted to attack Pearl Harbor because it was afraid the US would be able to attack from the Pacific.
If you possessed such extensive power that Truman did during the end of the war, would you use it? On the early morning of December 7, 1941, the Japanese empire, under the leadership of Hideki Tojo, striked an unprecedented blow to the United States Navy and the country itself at the naval base Pearl Harbor in Hawaii. From Pearl Harbor, to the Battle of Iwo Jima and Okinawa, the Japanese continued to possess a perpetual and relentless tenacity to fight until their last breath. One thing especially evident to the Americans and Franklin Delano Roosevelt, the president, was that Japan, no matter the cost or propositions put forth, would never acquiesce to the ultimatums of the United States. At the time the Japanese made their determination and
Harry S. Truman and His Decision to Drop the Atomic Bomb Harry S. Truman once said, “Carry the battle to them. Don’t let them bring it to you.” In World War II, that is exactly what he did. While Japan was breaking treaties and fighting with allied countries, the United States was developing a powerful weapon that would cripple Japan and end World War II. This weapon was called the atomic bomb. After it was fully developed and tested, Harry S. Truman made the decision to drop this deadly weapon on two cities in Japan, Hiroshima and Nagasaki.
During the war against Japan we dropped two nukes to defeat them and many people believed that it was over the top and unnecessary because they were on the edge of giving up. Like in document 7 when James Byrnes said “Japan was essentially defeated and that we could win the war in another six months.” (James Byrnes) This was simply not true in document 2 H. H. Arnold said, “Nevertheless the abrupt surrender of Japan came more or less as a surprise; for we had figured we would probably have to drop about 4 atomic bombs” (General H. H. Arnold) this is perfect evidence of how Japan was not willing to give up easily, because he was a General and the Commander of the American Army Air Force. So, Arnold would be able to know how war works better than anyone and if he believes that Japan would need four nukes to end the war, it means they would not give up easily. We even gave Japan a warning of the incoming bomb before it happened, like in document 5 “We call upon the Government of Japan to proclaim now the unconditional surrender of all Japanese armed forces, and to provide proper and adequate assurances of their good faith in such actions. The alternative for Japan is prompt and utter destruction...” (Potsdam Declaration) The Potsdam Declaration warned the Japanese of impending doom but still they fought on without the outlook to give
The first priest was finally to end the war with Japan and save as many American lives as possible. (Primary sources) The second objective they wanted was to demonstrate their new weapon to make a massive mass destruction towards the Soviet Union. (D-day) In August 1945, the relations between the Soviet Union and the United States deteriorated very seriously. Potsdam conference between US President Harry S. Truman and Russian leader Joseph Stalin and Winston Churchill before he could be replaced by Clement Attlee barely ended four days before the Hiroshima bombing. (History in Hiroshima) The meeting between them is very marked by the recriminations and the great suspicions between the Americans and the Soviets.
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.
Justification of the Atomic Bomb Did Truman have enough justified reasons in dropping the Atomic bomb to end the war? On April 12 President Roosevelt died, vice president Truman had to take office and was suddenly forced to gain total victory over Japan. He had two options, the first one was to invade Japan with the planned Operation Downfall, he found out about his second option 12 days after he became president, after this weapon was explained in detail Truman immediately began to see the diplomatic implications of the bomb.To end the war the Atomic Bomb over Japan was totally necessary. “In conclusion, I would like to explain why Japanese soldiers do not surrender.To the japanese way of thinking if a japanese soldier stands on the battlefield