Essay On Why The Truman Dropped The Atomic Bomb

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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
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The idea of saving cutting casualties and quickly ending a bloody war in one display of raw power was tantalizing and irresistible. There is no question as to why Truman dropped the atomic bombs. It clearly had little initial ramifications compared to the copious amounts of advantages it offered for the Americans. Had Japan been given the chance to drop two atomic bombs, based on their behaviour throughout the war, they would have dropped them on American cities. However, just because the Japanese would have done the same to the Americans does not make it correct, but ultimately it justifies it. No country came into World War II simply to participate, people were there to claim victory and in essence, the Americans did what they had to do to win against one of the most brutal adversaries the world had
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