Was The Atomic Bomb Justified

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World War II is one of the most well-known wars. Over sixty million men died, and about fifty million civilians died. It’s the deadliest war the world has seen. One iconic moment from the war was when the two atomic bombs were dropped on the cities of Hiroshima and Nagasaki, on August 6 and 9, 1945 by the Allies. Japan suffered greatly due to these bombs, and they are the main reason for all the civilian deaths.
There are many differing opinions on the dropping of these bombs: some believe the bombs were not good for anyone and unjustly killed civilians, while others believe that the bomb ended the war and was worth the consequences. It’s a highly controversial issue, and it was a difficult decision for President Harry Truman. The dropping
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“Harry S Truman’s Decision to Use the Atomic Bomb” reports, “The temperature near the blast site reached 5,400 degrees Fahrenheit. The sky seemed to explode… People over two miles away burst into crumbling cinders. Others with raw skin hanging in flaps around their hips leaped shrieking into waterways to escape the heat” The atomic bomb caused a lot of destruction. People were gruesomely killed, and it was a terrible thing to watch. The bomb caused such terrible things to happen, it couldn’t have been a good thing. For example, 80,000 people were killed directly after the atomic bomb was dropped, and 35,000 were injured. By the end of the year, another 60,000 were dead due to effects of the atomic bomb (Harry S Truman’s Decision to Use the Atomic Bomb). In total, about 140,000 people were dead one year after the bomb was dropped from the effects of the atomic warfare. The bomb may have ended the war, but the results were horrific. It wasn’t worth it to end the lives of so many innocents. Certainly, the atomic bombs were not justified because they killed thousands of…show more content…
Yes. The bombs successfully ended World War II and saved millions of lives that might have been lost if the war continued. In war, you have to make hard decisions. When it comes down to it, the only thing you can really do is try your best to save as many of your people as you can. President Truman did what he thought was best: bombing Hiroshima and Nagasaki. There are no innocent in war, and in order to win, risks have to be taken. If you were in President Truman’s place, what would you do? If the bombs hadn’t been dropped, the world would look a lot different than it does now. Japan might have won the war without the atomic bombs! So many people were thankful for the dropping of the bombs, because even though they killed civilians, their lives were saved from almost certain suicide. Definitely, dropping the atomic bombs in World War II was
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