Persuasive Essay On Dropping The Atomic Bomb

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The relationship between the United States and Japan was very hostile in the 1940’s. Japan, Germany, and Italy were trying to conquer the world. December 7, 1941 was a day that will never be forgotten as Japan sent many planes to attack the US naval base at Pearl Harbor in Hawaii. The planes killed more than 2,300 Americans and completely destroyed the pact between them. The Japanese flew suicide missions to cause as much damage as possible. The Japanese were fierce fighters and were not afraid to die. This is why on August 6, 1945 the US decided to drop the atomic bomb on Hiroshima, Japan. While the United States may feel justified in exacting revenge, the use of the atomic bomb was cruel and inhumane. The Enola Gay at 8:16 AM. The people in Hiroshima were working, studying, and playing; then, their lives changed forever or ceased to exist. Over 80,000 people were instantly killed and more than 36,000 were injured when the atomic bomb exploded in Hiroshima. A year after the bomb was dropped, more 60,000 people died from the invisible killer, radiation poisoning. U.S. President Harry S. Truman, discouraged by the Japanese response to the Potsdam Conference’s demand for unconditional surrender, made the decision to use the atom bomb to end the war in order to prevent what he predicted would be a much greater loss of life were the United States to invade the Japanese mainland. (Michael R.) There were more than 90,000 stable buildings in Hiroshima before the bomb was
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