Nuclear weapons have been used twice, both of those times were by the United States against Japan during World War II. On August 6, 1945, the U.S. Air Forces used a uranium fission bomb called the "Little Boy" over the city of Hiroshima; three days later, the Air Forces sent off another plutonium bomb named the "Fat Man" over Nagasaki. The bombings resulted in the deaths of about 200,000 civilians and military personnel from injuries sustained from the explosions. To this day, there is still controversy over whether or not the bombing was needed. One could easily state, that dropping an atomic bomb twice killed more innocent lives that were needed to perish.
The military would tell their soldiers that the kamikaze attacks were for the good of their country, which led the soldiers to believe that their patriotism and pride was more important than their own lives. The Japanese’s apathy for their people and their inhumane warfare needed to be stopped. The US found significant issues with firing of an atomic bomb, such as the civilian casualties it could cause and the post-war problems it could create with the Russians. Despite the possible repercussions of the atomic bomb, Truman would be right to fire off the atomic bomb into a major Japanese city. He would be right to do this because of how it would protect the american citizens from future attacks on American soil.
The Japanese Emperor Hirohito realized that after the deadly events in Hiroshima and Nagasaki, not surrendering would cause more destruction to the country. This meant abandoning their original Ketsu-Go plan.This was a complex defense strategy made by the Japanese, on how they would fight this battle. There were many points on the ways the Imperial army would attack the American’s once they arrived, and their plan to extort many casualties upon the United States. Surrendering would never be an option, but after the use of atomic warfare, the final decision was to abandon the plan and save the lives of innocent Japanese
Ships damaged/destroyed. This was also a big reason for the A-bomb because it was unnecessary for Japan to kill so many American lives and property, all because they were upset that former president Franklin D. Roosevelt interfered with Japan’s internal affairs. If that was their main reason, they could have figured some thing out through words, not actions like this one, It was necessary for the dropping of the Atomic bomb because the attack on Pearl Harbor needed to be payed back. Aside from the war, America would get revenge any ways, even one that would end the war
Some decisions in this world seem impossible to make. The hardest decisions force a person to question their character and ask themselves whether the outcome of the decision will be worth it in the long run. Harry S. Truman faced this problem as he decided to use nuclear weapons against Japan in World War II. He had two options: either use the atomic bomb to end the war, and let the people of Japan suffer untold destruction or he could take his chances of a longer war with unforeseen results. Ultimately, Truman decided to drop the bomb, and Japan is still suffering from the effects of it.
Geoffrey Shepherd also tries to create an ethical appeal to try to convince the reader by giving examples of how the US could’ve solved their issues with the Japanese Army. “Properly used as threats to ensure quick surrender, the A-Bombs could have prevented all further deaths in Japan-- of Americans, Japanese, and any others…” Shepherd is using ethos to try and persuade the audience that the US had better alternatives that could have prevented the deaths and fighting. “Had the US instead fired a warning shot by dropping an A-bomb in Tokyo Bay, scarcely a soul would’ve died”, the type of tone that is set here is that he is trying to create the feeling of “the right thing to do”. By using ethos, Geoffrey is able to use tone and persuade the audience with his words that they could’ve stopped the bombings in Hiroshima and
Even though it was very inhumane to cause a fellow breed of the human race such a severe amount of suffering, we fairly warned Japan that disaster would come if they didn’t surrender. Furthermore, we had still been pondering among our hostility from Pearl Harbor, in which we never retaliated to. Most importantly, to prevent the loss of American lives, we had to strike at once. Therefore, President Truman’s decision to drop both bombs on Japan was extremely necessary to ensure the safety of American citizens. On account of us presenting Japan with a fair warning that calamity was coming, it was an entirely fair match.
Oppenheimer, as the director of Manhattan Project, kept it a complete secret until it was used as a warning to Japan and the Axis Powers. The Axis powers ignored the warning until the bomb was dropped on Japan. Oppenheimer’s invention was successful and the Axis Powers surrendered. However the bombs destruction was devastating. Oppenheimer was just a normal man, who wanted to help his country, but in the end, he was shocked by the impact on the people of Japan.
How did President Truman come to the decision to drop the atomic bomb on Japan as a means to end World War 2? President Truman decided to drop the atomic bomb on japan to save people from agony and pain. Even though the two bomb killed more than 200,000 Japanese civilians, it saved American soldiers. For this reason, President Truman thought that dropping these bombs was for the greater good. How did the atomic bomb become a factor to end World War 2?
President Truman and his associates believed that if they dropped the bomb they would receive surrender from Japan. Thus, saving millions of American lives, and ending the war. Nevertheless, by saving American lives they would sacrifice thousands of Japanese civilians. They had other idea to have Japan to surrender, but were willing to take the one that would have the most consequences. They were thinking too much about the US instead of creating actually peace within the nations.
After the war, they may simply replace Nazi Germany as the new tyrannical power in the world. This bomb, however, would dissuade them. President Truman’s decision to drop the atomic bomb was a necessary evil. Many millions of US and Japanese casualties would have resulted if an invasion of the Japanese home islands was required. By the taking of these Japanese lives, the President has saved the rest.
Even admiral Ernest King argued, “ if we had been willing to wait... the naval blockade would have starved the japanese into submission through lack of oil, rice.. and other essential materials.” It seemed to me that the bomb was a rash and hasty decision. Power hungry maybe? Dwight Eisenhower agrees saying, “ Japan was already defeated and that dropping the bomb was completely unnecessary.” The power of United States was not needed further, and we were withdrawn, yet we still decided to drop the atomic bomb. Over all the dropping of the bomb was a cruel and unneeded decision. The problem could have been solved in a much more peaceful understanding.
World War II began September 1st 1939, and America did not put any effort into the war until the attack on Pearl Harbor on December 7th 1941. The war in Europe did not end until May 8th 1945 and the Japanese were determined to win the war without an unconditional surrender. After Roosevelt died Truman was faced with the responsibility of choosing whether or not he should end the war immediately instead of letting it continue without the loss of as many lives. Dropping the bomb was the easy way out of something America did not want any part in initially. If the bombs were not dropped, Japan would have kept prolonging the war.