Essay On Was The Us Justified In Dropping The Bomb On Japan

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Was the U.S. Justified in Dropping the Bomb on Japan? On December 7, 1941, at 7 am, the Japanese Air Force led a surprise attack on the U.S and the U.S. Air Force, and this was called the battle at Pearl Harbor. There were 2,400 casualties, 1,700 wounded, and 21 ships and 8 battleships used in this battle, which was nearly the entire U.S. fleet in the Pacific because of the Japanese attacking. After this ambush, the U.S. joined in the war, was no longer an isolationist due to being attacked, and was fighting the war with two fronts, which was in the Pacific and Europe. On account of many American lives taken from the surprise attack by the Japanese, the U.S. decided to take its revenge by slowing attacking and making its way to Japan’s Mainland.…show more content…
was not justified in dropping the bomb on Japan. In the first place, the bombing was not meant to be a harmful weapon, instead it was meant to protect people. According to the article, when the bomb was created, the purpose of it was to be a deterrent and to intimidate other countries, so they would not attack the U.S. This proves how the bomb was supposed to be a defensive weapon for any possible attack on the U.S.. In addition, the bombing was an inhumane to do. According to the article, hundreds of thousands of people, who didn’t have a say or right, were killed and vaporized by the bomb when it exploded. Those who haven’t been killed had to suffer from radiation sickness, starvation, illnesses, and mutilations. Many innocent lives were taken, in consequences of the Japanese soldiers initiating the war with the U.S.. On the other hand, the U.S. bombing was justified in the bombing of Japan due to the Japanese taking many American lives during the Pearl Harbor war. The attack of the U.S. to the Japanese was served as a retaliation because of the atrocities the Japanese had caused. That is to say, the U.S. had believed it was only fair that they avenge the death of their fallen soldiers. In the end, the U.S. was not justified in the bombing of the Japanese because due to this atomic weapon, many innocent lives were taken as a result of using the atomic weapon for something other than deterrent, defense
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