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Essay On The Pros And Cons Of Japan Bombing

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Luke Weiner The bombing of Japan is a day that we shall never forget. Some people believe that it was necessary to drop the bomb in order to end the war as quickly as possible while others believe that it was unneeded and completely immoral. The question will always be asked, does the pros of the bombing outweigh the cons? Would it have been morally responsible to invade Japan instead? The morals of the bombing are in the eye of the beholder. Everyone has their own views of what is right and wrong and what they have learned about the bombing of Japan. To the little kid looking at this plane asking of its importance, he or she might not understand all the events that took place and this plane’s role. You may need to explain to this person the all the details necessary but in the end, they will form their own opinion like others on whether it was right or wrong. World War II was an intense time for all. The destruction and death count of soldiers and civilians was at all time high with the aid of new technology. Although the war started with Nazi Germany’s attack on Poland in September 1939, The US did not enter the war until after…show more content…
In my opinion bombing Japan was the right thing to do at the time. The war resulted in an unprecedented death of thousands of US soldiers. Is it morally acceptable to risk the lives of more soldiers if we have this weapon at our disposal? If we decided to invade Japan, who knows how high the death rate would have been. Japan attacked us first thinking that they could take us out of the war before we even joined. This choice however ended up being very costly. People like to argue about the amount of civilians killed by the bombings but fail to realize the high amount of military deaths that would have been caused by an invasion. Deaths of soldiers are still considered casualties. Why would we want to put our troops in that
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