The Japanese military still refused to give up their fight in World War II. Harry S. Truman was the President of the United States of America. These two countries had been fighting for four years, and Truman was pressed with a decision to use one of the most massive bombs known. The American forces had already invaded Okinawa, and Iwo Jima, but the Japanese military had over 2 million soldiers. Americans had asked Japan to surrender, and if they refused it would result in destruction.
Being the president of the United States comes with the responsibility of making tough decisions that aren’t always perceived as the best, especially when it involves the war. In 1945, President Harry Truman had to make a difficult decision that ultimately gave americans a leg up in the war. President Harry Truman’s decision to use the atomic bomb on Japan in WWII is surrounded by much controversy but holds many positive advantages that helped end the war. Presidents Harry Truman’s decision to use the atomic bomb posed nearly no significant dilemmas overall.
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.
Truman and the A-Bomb The most powerful weapon America had in WWII, was also the most secret. The Atom Bomb was capable of wiping out an entire city with a blast radius of 3.5 miles. It was truly a killing machine. With such power comes the question, does anyone deserve such a fate?
In 1945, Emperor Shōwa Hirohito was the Emperor of Japan, and he was faced with a decision to decide his country's survival. The Japanese were losing to the Allies who were inching closer to Japan everyday. Then the United States dropped the first atomic bomb on Hiroshima, Japan, killing thousands of people. The big six leaders in Japan assessed the situation and still refused to surrender. The three politicians wanted to surrender, but the three military leaders wouldn’t accept.
Nationalism as stated in our textbook is the idea that members of a shared community called a “nation” should have sovereignty within the borders of their state. Racism is the belief that certain races of people are by birth inferior or superior to others promoting hatred and discrimination to others based on race. Some have misinterpreted the term nationalism and turned it into an excuse to attack other groups of people. We can see it clearly in the Holocaust and how the Japanese treated their “inferiors”.
Try putting yourself in president Truman’s place how would you have dealt with Japan? Make a treaty or just try and completely destroy them? The U.S. and president Truman had a very hard decision to make dealing with Japan. Although there was several reasons to not drop the atomic bomb, the U.S. had good reason for the bombings on Hiroshima and Nagasaki which were justified due to the bombing of Pearl Harbor, to keep the nation safe, and to stop the Japanese empire from becoming any stronger.
The attack on December 7th 1941 on American soil was a factor for nuclear events to arise between the United States and Japan. The bombing of Pearl Harbor caused the United States to enter World War II taking the side of the allies, yet once the war ended in Europe the fight between the United States and Japan was alive on the Pacific. The United States dropped the atomic bomb on Hiroshima on August 6th 1945 and three days later on Nagasaki to end the conflict between the countries. The bombing of Hiroshima and Nagasaki was justified politically in order to end the brutal war both countries were faced with save many American lives while benefiting the nation economically by sustaining supplies. The atomic bomb was a form of revenge against
Albert Einstein once said, "I know not with what world War 3 will be fought with,but world War 4 will be fought with sticks and stones. " Nuclear weapons have been around for nearly one hundred years and they 're getting more and more advanced, but it all started in America under the Manhattan Project. The atomic bomb is a weapon of mass destruction that uses a radioactive form of uranium to function. When the bomb goes off, nothing will survive. The atomic bomb was the most groundbreaking American invention as it has both affected family life and global affairs up to date.
Whaling has become a major issue in recent years. We have seen an increase in this practice, which involves the killing of whales for commercial use. The number one country in whaling is Japan. Japan leads all countries in this act of brutality towards whales. Whaling in Japan is not done specifically for an economic purpose nor to feed citizens, as Japan claims (Wingfield-Hayes, 2016).
The U.S. government did the right thing when they dropped the atomic bomb on Japan. The dropping of the bomb was necessary and justified because the Japanese first bomb Pearl Harbor. The Japanese military was killing thousands of Americans and showed no sign of surrender. During World War II the American bombed two Japanese cities, Hiroshima and Nagasaki. The Japanese military was growing stronger and showed no sign of surrendering. Just a few weeks before the dropping of the atomic bombs 123,000 Japanese and Americans killed each other in Okinawa.