On August 6th and 9th the US dropped atomic bombs on Hiroshima and Nagasaki. Days later when Japan surrendered, WWII ended as well. This bombing sparked many debates over whether America’s actions were right or not. The fewer amount of casualties and the brutal harshness of the Japanese to others justifies the US's strategy. The atomic bombs changed the way we fight wars and was a key milestone to where we are now. The decision to unleash them to the Japanese was not a light choice but it was necessary to preserve democracy and the American people.
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.
Happiness. Happiness can be taken away in seconds. Not even seconds, nor microseconds, maybe even quicker than a nanosecond. Hiroshima, Japan was in a happy state of mind when in a small amount of time it was ruined. Ypung kids see an American B-29 come by and don’t expect much when all of a sudden all anyone can see is black smoke and debris. Kids and others frightened at the sights they saw when the blackness rose, skin burned off, people holding an organ, and many other frightening things. Was the dropping the bomb in both Hiroshima and Nagasaki justified? Do others believe it was a good idea? The correct answer is we don’t know. Just like many other political statements, millions disagree on this topic. Yes, it did prevent others from dying, and no, it killed hundreds of thousands innocent people. So the bombing of Hiroshima is both justified and not justified.
Its August sixth, 1945. Paul Tibbets, the pilot of the Enola Gay, drops the bomb named ¨Little Boy¨ on Hiroshima. The citizens of Japan had never expected something as extensive as a bomb. The japanese were nowhere near aware of what was going to happen that day, and they had no idea of how much pain and suffering it would inflict. Three days later Charles Sweeney flew in the Enola Gay to Nagasaki, where the bomb ¨Fat Man¨ was dropped. Again, the Japanese had no knowledge of the bombs, causing even more devastating casualties. People have argued over the years if the atomic bombing was justified or not, and multiple points can be made on both arguments, yet I take it that the bombing on Hiroshima and Nagasaki was not justified. Keep in
I believe that the bombing of Japan was an over the top choice by the Americans. This way of bombing the Japanese was very inhumane, and left thousands dead. The A-bomb was extremely inhumane, there were a number of other options that the americans could have used, instead of bombing Hiroshima and Nagasaki. Some might think that the A-bomb saved america, but it destroyed Japan. They didn’t realize how much the A-bomb would affect the people and the whole country of Japan, the 20,000 kilojoule bomb killed 140,000 people within the months that followed. This devastated Japan and eventually led to the end of the war, with America winning.
Bombs fell from the sky from planes with white rectangles and a red dot onto one of the United States’ smallest states. A Japanese admiral of a fleet of both futuristic submarines and deadly warships, plotted to bomb the US’s only Pacific Island state after the Battle of Midway (Chambers, John Whiteclay. The Oxford Companion to American Military History: 2000. Print.). Isoroku Yamamoto was one of the US’s greatest opponents during World War II. He led by example by planning the attack on Pearl Harbor, leading the actual attack, and was faced with the consequences of the US’s retaliation.
The United States has undergone many innovations and events during the 20th century. The U.S. became a growing economic powerhouse has technology and innovation enhanced and resulted in improvements to everyday life due to the changes made after World War I and by Franklin Roosevelt during his presidency. After this postwar era, the U.S. entered one of its most productive decades in history. Known as the “Roaring Twenties,” change in social, economic, political, and cultural aspects gave the U.S. a time of prosperity. However, this prosperity would only last for a little as the Stock Market Crash of 1929 would bring hardships back to the people. To resolve this, Franklin Roosevelt stepped in and with his political establishment and influence,
On August 6, 1945, the U.S. made history with a fatal blow to the Japanese cities of Hiroshima and Nagasaki that ended WWII. To this day there is a controversy on whether the dropping of the atomic bomb, ordered by President Harry S. Truman, was justified or not, but in fact, it was. Thousands of Japanese would perish, but this act would, in turn, saved American lives and end the war. Throughout various battles, the Japanese consistently crossed lines of ethics of warfare, and in an attempt to bring justice and an end to the war Truman put forth a plan to bomb Japan. President Truman warned Japan of the upcoming attack and gave demands, but in the end, the Japanese denied those negotiations which led to the bombing of Hiroshima and Nagasaki.
Envision having to make a decision that could end 220,000 lives. President Truman had to make a decision of this magnitude. On August 6, 1945, the United States dropped the first atomic bomb on the Japanese city, Hiroshima. When Japan did not surrender, the United States dropped another atomic bomb three days later. President Truman made this decision because he believed it would end World War II, which it did. The bombing attacks resulted in 225,000 total casualties, and destruction of both cities. Even though dropping the atomic bombs destroyed both Japanese cities, President Truman’s decision to drop the bomb was justified, because it saved both American and Japanese lives, ended the war quickly, and established the United States as a superpower.
Tension was rising between the U.S. and Japan long before the bombing of Pearl Harbor. It began in 1919 as repairs were being made for WWI, Japan was on the “winning” side and wanted something in return. During the meeting at Versailles, Japan felt that Europe and America were excluding them and trying to keep distance. Japan was ready for change and separation from America and Europe. The Japanese wanted to prove their dominance by launching a surprise attack on Pearl Harbor. It is hard to say what exactly caused the Japanese to attack but some say it was because Japan wanted more power, the U.S. was becoming stronger, and Japan was trying to expand.(Background essay)
On August 6,1945 Hiroshima and Nagasaki were attacked by atomic bombs that were dropped by the U.S Military. Over 200,000 people were killed. The United States used the bomb to end the war with Japan, which began in 1941 when Japan launched an unprovoked attack on Pearl Harbor. Many people believe that dropping the atomic bombs was the right thing to do because if they did not use it, there would be four more years of fighting and hundreds of thousands more US soldiers would have died because the Japanese refused to surrender. However, even though the Japanese had proved to be a tough opponent and their use of Kamikaze pilots showed that they were willing to die, the use of the atomic bomb was not necessary because the Japanese government knew they had lost the war and they were looking for an opportunity to surrender and Japanese people would commit suicide instead of surrendering but it doesn’t mean they
The atomic bomb was a terrible thing. It killed 150,000 in Hiroshima and 75,000 in Nagasaki, plus many survivors became horribly disfigured from the intensive heat, and death from radiation is uncertain it may not kill the victims for days, weeks, months, or even years. (Although the bomb did save the USA from sending foot soldier to Japan, the Japanese were ready to surrender on terms that they can keep their empire and we had no need to use it). Japan was the first to feel the destructive power of the atomic bomb. Killing a quarter of a million people and costing two billion dollars of war replenish.
On August 6, 1945 the world’s first atomic bomb was dropped over the Japanese city of Hiroshima by an American B-29 bomber. This bomb as well as the second atomic bomb dropped on August 9, 1945 over the Japanese city of Nagasaki killed a combined 150,000 people on impact. Although these bombs killed an immense number of people, it was still better than continuing the war and allowing another country to attempt an atomic bombing on the US. Although there were many reasons to drop the atomic bomb, the most influential were that Japan was not going to surrender and there were no strong alternatives that would have had the same final effect on the war.
As all the world has known, the biggest atomic bomb in warfare history by the end of World War 2 is the bombing of Nagasaki and Hiroshima that hit on August 9th, 1945 by the direct order of our 33rd president of The United States Of America; Harry S. Truman. He thought this bomb would bring a close ending of the war (World War 2) and it definitely did but it was too much to handle afterwards when it hit. There was no choice for Truman because there was no other way to bring the war into a close. It was the last call, but they didn’t realize that after they released the bomb, it was hard to decide whether it was a mistake or the right decision. The bomb killed innocent people of 199,000 (plus more). The atomic weapon destroyed most parts of the a Japanese town of Nagasaki and Hiroshima .
I am researching the effects of Hiroshima on the “hibakusha” to better understand World War II and the nuclear warfare narrative. The devastation left by the atomic bombings of Nagasaki and Hiroshima should serve as a reminder of the damage that it can do. The Manhattan Project allowed America to develop and research nuclear weapons. This would lead to the United States deploying Nuclear weapons on Nagasaki and Hiroshima, which would force Japan to surrender to the allies on August 15, 1945, unwillingly. The effect and impact of the atomic bombing of the Japanese people are understudied. Hiroshima demonstrated the power America’s atomic bomb and is often celebrated for its power, but commentary about the human consequences on the “hibakusha” is shunned from the larger narrative of World War II. In Japan, "hibakusha" means "the people affected by the explosion." It is crucial to include and study the “hibakusha” to understand and grasp the damage that a nuclear war can inflict on those involved. The medical and social effects of the bomb altered the lives of many Japanese civilians and these individuals are forgotten in World War II’s narrative. The experiences of the “hibakusha” are not well documented because they often remain silent about their suffering. These experiences not well known and need to be remembered as an important part of Japanese-American history. The bomb altered the lives of Japanese civilians and made them minorities in their own country. The U.S.