The Importance Of The Atomic Bomb On Hiroshima

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On August 6, 1945 the world changed as U.S President Truman made the decision to drop the atomic bomb on Hiroshima. A difficult decision to make but, Truman made the right one in effort to preserve his own interest of American lives and resources and to swiftly end a war against the aggressive Japanese; while Japan was near to yielding, the assurance the atomic bomb brought of their Empire’s surrender was too vital against such a vicious opponent. Truman dropped the bomb to spare the lives of his own American soldiers; it is not that Truman had disregard for Japanese lives, but that the Japanese had no regard for American lives fueling his decision. This can be seen in his speech after dropping the bomb, “We have used it against those who attacked us without warning at Pearl Harbor, against those who have starved and beaten and executed American prisoners of war, against those who have abandoned the pretense of obeying international laws of warfare” (Truman 1). At this point, the Japanese had revoked their right to any form of mercy. This idea is primarily based on their unwarranted assault on Pearl Harbor very shortly after peaceful collaborations with America; a blatant betrayal. Furthermore, they had abused and kicked American men who were already battered and at their knees during the war. A prime example of this use of excessive force can be seen in the Bataan Death March where American POWs were forced to endure inhumane conditions.The Japanese stripped themselves of
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