Persuasive Essay On Hiroshima And Nagasaki

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By 1945, those involved in the Second World War were exhausted. There had been millions of casualties, millions were still suffering and countries were in turmoil. After six years of war, those involved were ready for it to be over. By the end of 1944 the Axis had collapsed. Once Germany unconditionally surrendered on May 8, 1945, the Allies were hoping Japan would surrender too. However, Japan was keen on fighting till the very end. As a result, the war was not over. The Allies had to make a decision how to conquer Japan and end the War. The end result was the use of the atomic bomb. Although there is controversy around the use of the atomic bomb at Hiroshima and Nagasaki, the use of the bomb is justified because it ended the Second World War. The Collapse of the Axis At the beginning of 1945 the Allies began to close in on the Axis. Although the Italians surrendered in 1943, the Germans and Japanese…show more content…
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. By 1945, those involved in the war were shattered. Therefore, the use of the atomic bombs was justified because it put an end to an already horrific

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