Introduction The atomic bomb left a huge impact on both the world of 1945 and the world today. It has left its legacy, both good and bad, on the citizens of Japan and America. Citizens from both countries can argue that the bombing was justified or unjustified, but an overwhelming amount of facts show that the atomic bombing of Hiroshima and Nagasaki was justified and necessary to end World War II. Thesis Statement: The atomic bomb dropped in 1945 by the United States instilled a fear of American retaliation in foreign countries, prevented another world war, and saved millions of Allied soldiers’ lives. Sub Topic 1 The atomic bomb dropped on Hiroshima and Nagasaki instilled a fear of American retaliation in foreign countries.
Due to Albert Einstein 's fear for the safety of the United States, he prompted the destruction of other nations. Despite Einstein’s good intentions, his suggestion led to the destruction of two Japanese cities, Nagasaki and Hiroshima during World War II. He discovered how his research could be applied to making the most powerful bomb up to that date. However, this was not the initial purpose of his research. According to the National Geographics article, “ Einstein was shocked at the danger posed by his 1905 special theory of relativity.” illustrating how Einstein’s prior research was not meant to be turned into a bomb project (Blakemore).
Bernard Brodie, in his seminal chapters on nuclear strategy in The Absolute Weapon in 1946, made the expectation of ‘‘huge devastation of peoples and territories’’ one of the central tenets of deterrence. And this strategy is still being used and the case of Arab countries can be used as an example Civilians and public infrastructures are being destroyed to gain power. Nuclear deterrence is not really effective as civil attack is unacceptable according to the UN charter and is military crime.Futhermore deterrence creates a situation of resistance rather than peace. And finally nuclear deterrence has relied on what today might be called a ‘‘shock and awe’ ’strategy: destroying cities in order to manipulate consequences of a
On August 15, Japan surrendered unconditionally. President Truman decision to drop these atomic bombs on these cities changed the course of history and modern warfare. After this pivotal moment begun an arms race to develop the most nuclear bombs between many nations. The decision to drop the atomic bombs over Japanese cities had to involve a lot of pros and cons. This paper will discuss the reason why the bombs were dropped, how historians look back on that decision, how the culture of the time affected that decision, and what, in my opinion, was the deciding factor.
America’s Choice to End the War August 6, 1945, America dropped the world’s first atomic bomb. The atomic bomb that was dropped on Hiroshima was called Little Boy. The dropping of the atomic bomb helped end the war. Some people believe that dropping the atomic bomb was the wrong thing to do. Had American not dropped the bomb, then who knows what the world would be like today.
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.
He took the side of those who shared his beliefs. Truman’s main goal was to contain the Soviet Union’s power and keep the U.S on top. The United States was the first country to create nuclear weapons. The atomic bomb was seen as a threat to other countries, thus making the owners superior. As president, Truman was faced with the decision whether to use it on the Japanese cities of Hiroshima and Nagasaki.
When the bombs succeeded, Harry S. Truman was very pleased and began to change his demeanor. The bomb allowed Truman to become the aggressor. He no longer wanted to wait for confrontation, he wanted it, Truman switch from pro-Soviet advisors to anti-communist advisors. “President Truman indicates that the US will not recognize future communist governments, since ‘I'm sick of babying the Soviets.’” (academic.brooklyn.cuny.edu) Truman’s actions with the power he was beginning to hold provoked Stalin which drove the United States and NATO allies into the battle with the Soviet Union and their Warsaw Pact allies. As a result of the Cold War, the Soviet Union fell to the United States in 1991.
The first atomic bomb was dropped on Hiroshima on August 6, and the second was dropped on Nagasaki on August 9. Although Truman’s decision to attack Japan with atomic bombs ultimately resulted in favor of the American nation, it remains one of the most controversial acts of any American president. Truman arguably abused the powers that he held as the Commander in Chief while under the pressures of rising challenges that existed at that time of war, but the effects of his actions have been proven to be of benefit to the nation as a whole. With the start of the Cold War between the United States and the Soviet Union, Truman decided to adopt containment policies that would help block the spread of communism into the surrounding countries of Soviet Union. Along with that, the Truman Doctrine was introduced, where aid was provided to economically protect Greece
An example of a comparable case, is when the United States dropped a bomb on two cities in Japan, Hiroshima and Nagasaki, which took place in 1945, after Japan deliberately kept on fighting and did not stop. The exact situation we are in. In addition, to strike their nuclear factory or lab to stop furthermore development of weapons, which will decrease their number of nuclear weapons and deter their ability to strike back. For this reason, they will be in for a very rude awakening which will halt their plans on fighting back. Last but not least, is to take over land or natural resources and claiming it as ours.