Hiroshima And Nagasaki Bombing Essay

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The bombing of the Japanese cities of Hiroshima and Nagasaki were the final closing factors of World War II. After launching the Manhattan Project to further study the ideas of atomic energy usage in military weapons, United States President Harry S. Truman decided to drop the bombs on Japan, which, though struggling in the war, refused to surrender. World War II consisted of two opposing groups of nations: the Allied Powers and the Axis Powers. Germany, an Axis Power, invaded Poland, an Allied Power, on September 1, 1939, setting off the war. This resulted in France and England, both Allied Powers, declaring war on Germany. Up until 1943, the Axis Powers had been conquering country after country, eventually seizing most of Western Europe. However, their triumphant run stopped at their attempt to invade Russia, an Allied Power. The atmospheric conditions of the country left soldiers ill, causing many of them to retreat. Russians had captured most of those who remained. After this victory, the Allied Powers finally began to win more battles. One of their strategies was “Operation Overlord,” otherwise known as D-Day. On June 5, 1944, Allied soldiers attacked from Normandy, France and began relieving captured countries. Germany attempted many times to strike back, yet failed after every attempt. This ultimately led to Germany’s surrender on May 7,…show more content…
The Hiroshima and Nagasaki bombings were the first and currently last time atomic energy had been used for military purposes. However, the usage of the bombs has sparked controversy over whether the usage of atomic bombs was Truman’s way of expediting the war or the United States’ way of taking the credit for ending the war and stirring up conflict with the Soviet Union. Regardless of opinions on the matter, the bombing is considered one of the most brutal yet bold military actions by the United States in world history because of its impact and
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