Imagine that there is a decision to be made to launch the atomic bomb or not. The bomb was launched but was it justified? Years ago during WWll, a scientist Albert Einstein sent a letter to the president. It said that Germany was creating a bomb that would cause major destruction and the United States had to make one as well. Scientists started making the bomb and it became the Project Manhattan. Soon the U.S was attacked by Japan. The President then decided to drop the atomic bomb to end this war and quickly. The use of the atomic bomb on Japan was justified because it ended the war, was a better alternative than the others given, and helped save lives.
In the twentieth century, the United States dropped two atomic bombs, which were the most powerful weapons at that time, on Japan. It happened on August 6 and August 9, 1945. The atomic bombs killed 226,000 Japanese and ended the war. However, America should not have dropped the atomic bombs for two reasons. First, it was not necessary to drop the bomb to win the war militarily or to get the Japanese to surrender. Second, America dropped the bomb not to win the war and save American lives, but to show its power to the Soviet Union.
Before President Truman decidecd to drop the two atomic bombs, the war with the Japanese had no end insight. The United States had been already attacking Japan from the air from B-29
President Harry Truman gave an executive order in 1945 to drop to atomic bombs in popular downtown cities in Japan. With the guidance of many scientists and political leaders President Truman made the extremely tough decision to drop the bombs. After listening to arguments from both sides President Truman came to the conclusion that dropping bombs would be the best thing to do for this war. It would also show that the United States had an extreme military power. Many American politicians were for the idea of dropping the bomb, because they believed that it was the only way to end the war and get Japan to surrender. Giving them other options at this point seemed useless. Hundreds of thousands of Japanese civilians were killed when the bombs
The Secretary of War Stimson approved this attack. He saw war as the face of death nothing more and nothing less. THe bomb “brought death to over a hundred thousand Japanese... but this deliberate premeditated destruction was our least abhorrent alternative” (Document 3). Stimson viewed the bomb as a quick way to the end. He believed that it further shows war is death and that nothing else should be brought of it. It was his idea of the best option instead of fighting a long war. Soldiers who had fought in the war in Europe were tired of fighting. They wanted to go home so when the bomb dropped they saw it as a way of being free of a war (Document 5). Which in their case is true they can go home to their families and loved ones, but what about those in Hiroshima or Nagasaki? They do not have anything anymore and some do not have life anymore. Those who did not sign up to put their lives on the line those who did not wish to fight were lost in the attack. There is a fair counterargument that the Japanese did bomb Pearl Harbor and so they brought the war to the United States. Many claim they had it coming because they killed about 2,500 people but dropping the bombs killed hundreds of thousands not to mention the wounded or those with radiation poisoning. A counterattack is fair but the difference in casualties if far too great to consider it revenge. It was a malicious and barbaric attack no matter how they try to justify
When Japan refused to surrender unconditionally the U.S. decided to nuke them, this was very controversial but looking back the U.S. made the right decision. Although it was seen as immoral, the U.S. made the right decision because if the U.S. didn’t nuke Japan, Russia would of taken over Asia and quite possibly Europe, it was the quickest way to end the war and the one that cost the least American lives, and nukes are weapons of war and Japan was the enemy.
JFK once said, " Mankind must put an end to war or war will put an end to mankind." In 1939 Albert Einstein had written the US president of the potential to build a nuclear weapon. The US entrance into the war on December 7th of 1941 led to the president creating the Manhattan Project in 1942 where the atomic bomb was developed. On August 6th of 1945 US president Truman ordered the bombing of Hiroshima using the atomic bomb, 3 days later he ordered a second bomb to be dropped in Nagasaki. The US was justified in using the atomic bomb to end WWII because, America's technology was their greatest achievement, during the time of war death is inevitable, and Japan ignored all warnings given by America.
Daisaku Ikeda said “Japan learned from the bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki that the tragedy wrought by nuclear weapons must never be repeated and that humanity and nuclear weapons cannot exist.” The United States ended World War II by bombing Japan which caused radiation damage and devastation to all of Japan. The United States had three main reasons why they dropped the atomic bomb in such a rush. They wanted to limit American casualties from fighting future battles. The United States wanted to establish dominance over the war before Russia could join in. Lately they wanted to see what kind of damage it would really do what what the aftermath would be like. In fact the atomic bombs used in World War II against Japan were the only atomic
The creation of the atomic bomb in 1945 marked the beginning of a new era. As Japan was surrounded by U.S. forces, the U.S. issued the Potsdam Declaration, defining terms for Japanese surrender. However, Japan did not surrender. Thus, U.S. dropped the first atomic bomb on Hiroshima, killing many civilians. Three days later, the second bomb was dropped on Nagasaki, ultimately leading to a Japanese surrender, essentially ending World War II. After the end of the war, soon came the Cold War between two former allies, the Soviet Union and the U.S.. During the time Japan was being bomb, Russia was taking over Europe and spreading their ideology, communism. Due to the massive communist influence manifesting in the form of revolutions, the U.S., being a capitalist society, announced the Truman Doctrine in 1947, a U.S. foreign policy created to aid nations under the threat of Soviet expansionism. The events, lead by Soviet expansionism, preceding the end of World War II has led many to believe that the decision to drop the bombs was meant to intimidate Russia.
First used in war on August 6, 1945 the atomic bomb was dropped on to Hiroshima killing thousands. On that fateful day a door was opened out of which came a monster the world had no idea how to deal with. The ability to destroy a massive amount of the population so effortlessly has created a world-wide issue that continues to this day. Tension runs rampant in international relations, many times due to the power behind atomic bombs and the advancements thereafter. There has been controversy over whether or not U.S. President Truman made the right decision by using the atomic bomb on Japan. The decision to drop atomic bombs on the cities of Hiroshima and Nagasaki was a military necessity. In order to put a final end to the war, the atomic
World War II was the bloodiest war in world history that led to reorientation of both economic and social axiomatic patterns such as new conserving methods and contributing to the war effort. The violence between the United States and Japan, beginning with the bombing of Pearl Harbor, led to hundreds of thousands of casualties for both countries. To ensure a rapid victory for the United States, atomic bombs were dropped at Hiroshima and Nagasaki. These nuclear bombs were authorized, to be used at Hiroshima and Nagasaki, by President Harry Truman. The decision to deploy atomic bombs in Japan was the wrong decision, due to the dwindling Japanese military power already leading to a surrender, the massive amounts of destruction brought upon Japan
In August of 1945, a drastic event happened in Japan that would leave a mark on Japan forever. The event was Japan had an atomic bomb dropped on two cities, by the United States. The bombings all happened in a four-day period. The first atomic bomb that was called "Little Boy" got dropped over Hiroshima, a city a Japan. "Little boy" was dropped on August 6th 1945. A second atomic bomb was dropped on the city of Nagasaki three days later. This bomb was called "Fat Man". The atomic bombs are said to have killed 70,000 people instantly and around 100,000 more people died from radiation sickness and burns. (ushistory.org) The bombs caused Japan to surrender five days later, on August 14th, 1945.
Japan launched a surprise attack on the United States Pacific fleet at Pearl Harbor, on December 7, 1941. In response, the United States declared war on Japan. America gained victory in the Battle of Midway in June 1942. The Japanese suffered a lot of losses. In early 1945, American forces suffered heavy losses during the invasions of Iwo Jima and Okinawa. On August 6, 1945, the United States Air Force dropped an atomic bomb on the Japanese city of Hiroshima. Thousands of people died in the initial explosion, and many more died later from radiation exposure. Three days later, the United States dropped a bomb on the Japanese city of Nagasaki. Approximately 120,000 citizens died. On August 8, the Soviet Union declared war on Japan and invaded Japan, Japan formally surrendered to the United States, Great Britain, and the Soviet Union on September 2, 1945. The decision to drop atomic bombs was not just a strict military measure to to force japan to unconditionally surrender, but was a diplomatic measure to intimidate the Soviet Union.
On August 6, 1945, The US bomber the “Enola Gay” dropped the atomic warhead that would spark controversy for years to come. The warhead that was dropped, “Little Boy” was the first time that there has been the destruction of a large city like Hiroshima within a matter of seconds. Approximately 135 thousand people evaporated (Jennings, Why the Bomb was Dropped) in a matter of seconds after dropping.
Could you ever image seeing a flash of light and having an entire building crash right on top of you? That was the reality of the people in Hiroshima when they were hit with a nuclear bomb in World War II. A nuclear bomb is an explosive device that blows up due to nuclear reactions. Hiroshima- a city in Japan had an explosion from the first ever nuclear bomb to be used in war causing lots of damage to the city and people. Before the nuclear bomb Hiroshima was a beautiful little city in Japan where people went to visit, shop, and live. People rode their bikes, pushed wagons, walked and rode their boats down the river. They all had an idea something was going to happen from hearing about it on the radio and all the talk around town. Not knowing the exact time something was going to happen was horrifying for the people all over. The nuclear bomb that hit Hiroshima not only destroyed the environment but also destroyed the lives of both the people killed and the survivors that lost so much that day.