Hiroshima Bombing Persuasive Essay

884 Words4 Pages
Even though the dropping of the atomic bomb was an unjustified and inhumane act made against the Japanese in the bombing of Hiroshima and Nagasaki on the 6th and 9th August 1945, it was a necessary movement taken by the American government to bring an end to the violence and suffering of World War II. Without the devastation caused by the bomb, it is likely that the war would have involved many more raids and ended in a lot more casualties, with both sides suffering major losses. These bombs held the power to exterminate and destroy a whole civilization in minutes. Why would men build something so lethal, destructive and deadly?
An atomic bomb is any bomb which develops its destructive power from the rapid release of nuclear energy, causing damage through heat, blast, and radioactivity. An atomic bomb’s explosive force comes from a chain reaction based on nuclear fission in U-235 or plutonium. With an atomic bomb a country has the power to completely wipe out a nation with the push
…show more content…
Japan was then occupied by American allied powers for roughly seven years until 1952 (CAC Peace Day, 2008). Every country was left in a state of paranoia, awaiting further bombings from The United States. This then led to the beginning of a global arms race.
All countries began to compete with each other, building armies and constructing nuclear weapons. The potential of nuclear war stirred genuine fear amongst all nations. This particular event in time was an issue for the whole world and was known as The Cold War. Countries created nuclear weapons at an alarming rate, storing their power as a threat to other nations (Zazen Life, 2016). Luckily no one had the motivation to utilise any of their bombs, however, this whole period of time was extremely wasteful, undermined the economy and contributed to its eventual
Open Document