The U.S was justified when they dropped the first bomb on Hiroshima. Killing people, is wrong of course; but imagine how many more lives would have been taken if the U.S didn’t end the war in a quick fashion? Having the war drag on for years would cause more destruction of lives than needed. The U.S
That being said, that’s not even the exact number. It’s just an estimate, to get people amazed and betrayed by Harry Truman because it was supposedly half a million. “The hellish firebombing of Tokyo in March 1945 killed some 250,000 civilians and maimed huge numbers more.” although this is not about Hiroshima or Nagasaki, it 's still pretty tragic that the U.S. did that. Why couldn’t they just settle down and sort things out?
President Truman was unjust in using atomic bombs during World War II because the bombs were both barbaric and not necessary. To begin, the of atomic bombs was unjust because the effects of the bombs were horrific and inhumane. After the release of the atomic bombs Fat Man and Little Boy on the cities of Hiroshima and Nagasaki, there was mass building destruction and over 200,000 deaths with the majority of the survivors infected with cancer. The effect of radiation poisoning was awful, and the bomb blasts brutally killed many innocent people. Plus, there are many visual side effects of radiation poisoning, and people with these symptoms were shunned from the general public for being different.
Truman’s intention was “to save as many American lives as possible” and be compassionate for the women and children in Japan (Truman). The actions taken by the United States towards Japan were unethical, but mandatory. The Bombing of Hiroshima killed and injured thousands of people. Many homes were lost and structures were demolished (“New Bomb…”). Nevertheless, Japan was starting to fall.
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.
In On the Beach, a radioactive dust cloud was created by the previous war. Even people who weren’t involved with the war would end up dead and this frightened them. “‘Why should we have to die because other countries nine or ten thousand miles away from us wanted to have a war?’” (Shute 40). Shute uses the Atomic Era to lead his criticism because people were
This attack made America join World War II and the dropping of the atomic bomb was a revenge to Japan’s attack to Pearl Harbor. At that time the war has been fought for 6 years, many soldiers and civilians are dying because of the war. The best way to end the war was by dropping the bomb, it would kill the least amount of people and the war is going to end. Also America want to
Name: Course Instructor: Class: Date: Critical Book Review: Prompt and Utter Destruction Introduction Within weeks, word on the US dropping of atomic bombs on Hiroshima and Nagasaki began to spread that the main reason behind the bombs was to save the lives of Americans (Bernard). It was put that hundreds of thousands of American military causalities were saved through the bombings.
Ever since I can remember i 've always had a sort of guilty and uneasy feeling while learning about the atomic bomb in World War 2. Would things be different if we never would have dropped it? We seemed to have used Japan as a pawn in ways, to send a warning signal to Russia. The decision to drop the bomb took thousands of lives, men, women and children. Not to mention the amount of buildings and homes.
During WWII there were many deaths and terrible battles but the worst of all of them was America dropping the Atomic Bomb on Hiroshima and Nagasaki. This tactic of bombing a city was the wrong decision by America, it was completely barbaric and was an act of total war something no country should ever use. The main issues with this decision was that it wasn’t an attack on a military base like Pearl Harbor but it was an attack on a populated city and Japan was prepared to surrender because they knew America and the Allied Powers would win the war. The main argument others have is that the Atomic bomb saved lives by creating a fast end to the war so it wouldn’t be strung out resulting in more deaths on both sides but Japan was prepared to surrender
The events before the bomb are also important , the bombing of pearl harbor made the U.S join World War 2, the testing allowed them to do the bombing and then after that the bombing ended World War 2. This seminal event majorly affected the world. For example it started nuclear weapons in warfare, also if this event had not happened events like the Cuban missile crisis may had not happened. It also strongly affected both the Americans and the Japanese because it started the U.S using atomic bomb and the Japanese had to rebuild two cities. In the end the bombing of the two cities, so in the end the atomic bomb changed the world
The bombing sites caused instant death, but they also caused cancer, burns, and radiation poisoning all from the radiation given off from the explosions. When America bombed Japan using the atomic bombs they did not know the long term effects of the bombs. The bombing sites are still uninhabitable to this day. Morally the atomic bombs were not the right option.