Although Harry S. Truman said that the bombs saved the Japanese from thousands of casualties, it caused even more, and especially worse suffering. In Hiroshima, the death toll was between 80,000 to 120,000 people. The Nagasaki bomb killed 35,000 to 74,000. Even after the bombing there were more people dying from radiation, scarcity of food, and overall horrible living conditions. John Hall on Daily Mail showed pictures of the aftermath of the bombings, and corpses lying in rubble, other people barely surviving.
War is immoral. War is cruel.” After the bombing of Hiroshima and Nagasaki, according to the tables shown on document E a total of 135,000 died at Hiroshima and a total of 64,000 died at Nagasaki and most of the deaths were cause by burns, very little from falling debris and flying glass. These 2 documents show how much havoc the atomic bombs caused and the effects it had which caused a total of 199,000 casualties to die from the bombing and making Japan surrender so they won’t risk another bombing and many more casualties to
One of the most influential scientists of his century, Albert Einstein, will forever be the cause of nuclear warfare. It is hard to predict that a successful scientist could be responsible for millions of deaths. Despite having the best intentions, Einstein prompted the United State’s race to nuclear arms. With his signature on a letter warning the United States of Germany’s false progression of their atomic research influenced the government 's decision to create an atomic bomb which would be used later to destroy a japanese city, resulting in millions of deaths. Due to Albert Einstein 's fear for the safety of the United States, he prompted the destruction of other nations.
The bombing of Hiroshima and Nagasaki is one of the most controversial events that came out of world war two. This event of speculation should not be, simply because as a modern day society we can not fairly evaluate the situation as if we were there. Though killing many innocent lives the bomb ultimately stopped the war that would have ended even more lives. The bombs of Hiroshima and Nagasaki should have been dropped because the bombing of these cities caused the political and militaristic changes and because of these changes, the United States benefited greatly. At the end of the war, devastating bombs were dropped on the two unsuspecting cities of Hiroshima and Nagasaki.
The bombs dropped on Hiroshima and Nagasaki annihilated one fourth of a million Japanese people, the majority of whom were civilians. This horrifying and deplorable idea in history should have never crossed Harry Truman’s frontal lobe. Even though these were desperate times, these perverted and twisted actions are not justified by the circumstances. The atomic bombs dropped on Hiroshima and Nagasaki were detestable and odious for reasons such as Japan was already compliant to a conditional surrender, the extinguishing of about 250,000 Japanese lives, and that one bomb was enough. One reason for why this was a heinous act is that it was unneeded.
The emperor of Japan sent a broadcast to his people reporting that the Japanese would surrender to the Americans and that "the war situation has developed not necessarily to Japan's advantage." Also that "the enemy has begun to employ a new and most cruel bomb." This statement proves that no one else in this time has a weapon of such damaging results that it put the Japanese in fear of the Americans. American airmen announced to the people of Japan that "We are in possession of the most destructive explosive ever devised by man. A single one of our newly developed atomic bombs is actually the equivalent in explosive power to what 2,000 of our giant B-29s can carry on a single mission.” This quote describes how the U.S had created “the most destructive explosive ever devised by man” and that they were not afraid to use it on the people of Japan a second time.
The Nazi’s had recruited two allies to work as double agents, who misinformed them that their bombs had hit their targets. When politicians in London learned of this, they were left to play God. Ultimately, Winston Churchill decided that the double agents should continue to inform the Nazi’s they had executed their target. Although poorer communities would suffer, politicians estimated they could save as many as 10,000 lives by redirecting the bombs, (Edmonds, 6). Throughout his novel, Edmonds presents readers with similar situations and asks them what they would do and explains how the majority of people reach their decision.
The United States´ President Harry S. Truman authorized the launch of the atomic bombs on the cities Hiroshima and Nagasaki, ending with the life of almost 214.000 people, civilians mostly. However, it is analyzed the necessity of those actions starting of the hypothesis of what was right; therefore, a questionable point of view emerges. USA should not have launched atomic bombs because they caused an unnecessary damage, dead people, damage to the environment and diseases to the citizens.
At the Supreme War Council the Emperor of Japan agreed to the surrender of Japan. The statement by the council read: “The Japanese Government is ready to accept the terms enumerated in the tripartite joint declaration which was issued on the 26th of last month, with the understanding that the said declaration does not compromise any demand which prejudice the status of the Emperor under national laws.” As a result, the Second World War was over. If it wasn’t for the use of the atomic bombs, there is a chance that the war could have continued on because the Japanese were not willing to give up. Also, thousands if not millions more lives could have been lost. Since the Japanese were willing to inflict the most harm possible, the war may have lasted several more years.
Their resolution to the current situation was conducted on the basis of three main reasons: Japanese barbarism and resolve, ending the war in a swift manner, and making sure the Manhattan project did not go to waste. First off, it was obvious that Japan was on its way out as most of its allies had been either wiped out or conquered. Despite Japan appearing to be already beaten, Emperor Hirohito’s soldiers were too honorable for an unconditional surrender. As stated by Tom Nichols, on an article regarding the decision, “Japan was not preparing to surrender; it was preparing to fight to the death” (“No Other Choice”). This statement affirms the fact that even if the atomic bombs were not dropped, and a land invasion had taken place instead, the battle would not have been easily fought.