Pros And Cons Of The Atomic Bombing

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Melanee Ramirez Pier 1 History May 5 , 2023 The controversies of the atomic bomb On August 6 1945 an American B-29 bomber named “Enola Gay” left the island of Tinian for Hiroshima Japan with the first atomic bomb “little boy”. After brutal deaths and destruction 3 days later another American B-29 bomber ‘block car” left the Tinian carrying “fat man” the second atomic bomb. Though the US attempted to justify that these bombs were to end WW2 as quickly as possible to shorten the extent of people's lives being taken and destroyed, this is entirely untrue; there was a better plan that would have had the same effect. According to President Truman and others as a part of his administration, The atomic bombings were necessary to cut the war in the Pacific short, avoiding the US invasion of Japan and saving thousands upon thousands of Americans. 1 According to sources it has been said that President Truman had 3 other options for efforts of bringing about Japan's surrender in the second world war. 2 While these options were potential choices they were just as much of a slippery slope.3 It has been said that if one of these options were chosen the war would have gone longer and caused more casualties & destruction than the atomic bombings. 4 However before the use of the atomic bomb General Dwight D. Eisenhower recalled later saying that Japan was already harshly defeated and that there was no use of the atomic bomb the way things were going. …show more content…

Before the bomb was used the U.S. let Japan know that the emperor could stay on as a figurehead. And when the Soviet army attacked. The U.S. did not tell Japan that the emperor could remain. And the Soviets declared war on August 8th. U.S. officials chose not to stop and think through if this was right or

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