The atomic bombs brought World War II right to Japan’s doorstep. This wasn’t a war fought in Europe anymore- Japan was in the middle of a devastating attack. This attack urged Japanese leaders to surrender. The Japanese had lost more than soldiers. They lost citizens- men, women, children, and, most importantly, their pride in themselves and their country.
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
The bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki devastated the people of these cities. This, however, ended the conflict between the U.S. and Japan, but was it a good idea for the U.S.? Hiroshima and Nagasaki were destroyed, and over one-hundred fifty thousand people were killed in the atomic bombings of Japan. The bombings by the United States were necessary because Japan was a powerful adversary that the United States needed to overcome in order to defeat Germany. They had started World War Two and put the Jewish people and gypsies and people they deemed not good enough for society in concentration camps.
It merely exaggerates the good and evil in us.” There are many downsides to war but having a program where young people can find some good in there life is priceless. In reference to current to US military members it’s important to remember war has changed from the past, the fact that trust can change the battlefield and how the
Every innocent civilian’s death was justified to the people who caused those murders. The Eyewitness Accounts of the Bombing of Guernica (1937) showed not only the ridiculous reasons that Fascist leaders had in the twentieth century behind mass murders but the new weapons of that time period. The reasoning behind the bombing of Guernica was essentially the Spanish Civil War. Adolf Hitler and Benito Mussolini sent military help to Francisco Franco to maintain popular support as a governing body. On April 26, 1937, several squadrons of German and Italian aircraft swooped down over the town, dropping high-explosive and incendiary bombs.
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.
the land was laid to waste, and anything within a 1 mile radius was turned to ashe. Susuma Kimura, a witness of the bomb’s effect and how people suffered because of it, Leo Szilard, a scientist who took part in inventing the atomic bomb , he , along with other scientists urged Truman to not use the atomic bomb against
Tsar Nicolas’s decision to go to war against Japan was another major contribution factor of the retaliation of the Russian communists against the royal opponents which essentially lead to the revolution. Tone and use of language are very important factor to note when analyzing these letters. There is often a sense of urgency which can be noted through the forcefulness of the language used. The Tsaritsa uses a tone of pre-eminence, such as “you are & must remain autocratic Emperor” . Thus showing the dominating role she holds over the Tsar.
The effectiveness of large aircraft carriers was demonstrated early in the war, when dozens of Japanese fighters and bombers, launched from aircraft carriers, decimated the U.S Pacific fleet at Pearl Harbour (1941). Submarines were also extensively used both sides as the ultimate weapon of naval blockade, sinking large numbers of both merchant ships and warships. The Germans were the ones with most developed submarines (U-boats), and their success in World War 1 against British shipping was such that after its defeat Germany was not allowed to have any submarines at all. However, they ignored it and the u-boot fleet was developed quickly. From the 1939 they were an outright way of defeating the British.
In the panoramic picture of the 20th century, it is difficult to opine a certain factor as the most significant. The true interpretation of the word ‘’significance’’ lies in ‘’meaningfulness’’ , which is far beyond the extent of proportion or popularity. Different people have myriad perceptions of the greatest influence, the sheerest savagery or the brightest scene in a panorama fraught with bloody wars and high mortality rate but also depicts the density of scientific breakthroughs. However, as a global citizen, I believe those events have its root in the human rights problems. Mankind discriminate other human races, whereby our previous generations declare war against each other.