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
But with North Korea in such close proximity to Japan, along with their constant harassment, especially in the form of testing nuclear missiles, it is no surprise the Japanese people are starting to lean towards a nationalistic government, calling for the trepushing for a stronger military like the ones from the Japanese empire during World War II. Prime Minister Abe, who also
Thesis statement: Though many speculate that the act of dropping the atomic bomb on Japan (Hiroshima and Nagasaki) while not doing so on Europe (Germany and Italy) was racially motivated, racism played little to no role in these bombings. The United States of America and her allies were willing to end World War II at any cost, had the atomic bombs been available they would have been deployed in Europe. In the 1940’s there is no doubt that the United States of America was engulfed by mass anti-Japanese hysteria which inevitably bled over into America’s foreign policy. During this period Japanese people living in both Japan and the United States of America were seen as less that human.
Through thorough analysis of reasons for the dropping of the Hiroshima and Nagasaki bombs and evidence proving the decision unnecessary, it was determined that the use of the atomic bombs was justified to a small extent. One could argue that the decision to attack the cities of Hiroshima and Nagasaki with atomic bombs was necessary. The bombs had to be dropped in order to achieve American victory and prevent casualties in America and Japan. The goals of bombing Hiroshima and Nagasaki was to gain victory with the least amount of American casualties as possible. The aforementioned objectives were accomplished by the destruction of the two Japanese cities because in comparison to the hypothetical situation in which the American soldiers would fight and die, their lives were saved by the bombs.
For example, Japan attacked us at Pearl Harbor without any type of warning therefore bringing the U.S. into World War 2. And yet the United States did give Japan a warning to surrender but they didn’t want to. Japanese did many cruel things during World War 2 against the Chinese and Koreans in Singapore and also against their British prisoners which were starved and beaten. No human being should ever go through that no matter the circumstance, I totally don’t side with Japan on that.
If nuclear weapons were ever used again it could wipe out all of humanity. The United States created the first nuclear weapon in 1945, and with those nuclear weapons they bombed two Japanese cities called Hiroshima and Nagasaki. Nuclear Weapons should be banned, Countries should not have weapons that could wipe out the civilization. Nuclear weapons pose a direct threat to everyone. They cause distrust among nations and they are useless in addressing any of today 's real security threats.
The United States, Europe and Japan saw such a potential monopoly as a danger. This war is important because it puts forward a perfect example of Realism being practiced in real life. The war shows us the need of an International Peacekeeping Organization but also warns us that they might not always be useful and this is when the use of ‘Power’ comes in which is the essence of Realism. In this case the ‘Power’ we are referring to is the United States which intervened in this war to help Kuwait defeat Iraq.
I think the United States should have not dropped the atomic bomb on Hiroshima and Nagasaki because the atomic bombs was too expensive and it was not really worth it, they wiped out two entire cities, and Japan was planning on surrendering. The atomic bomb they used on Nagasaki cost 2 billion
Unlike the Vietnam War, the missile crisis jeopardized the American way of life, which is why America acted. Former President John F. Kennedy, before meeting a gruesome death, addressed the issue that plagued the nation. In Kennedy’s Oval Office Address, he explains that since the end of World War 2, America “shows that we have no desire to conquer any other nation,” demonstrating America’s peacefulness (Kennedy). Although America will not invade any country, Kennedy’s actions to defend America from Cuban missiles should be the epitome of what every striving president should be. Not to interfere with foreign affairs, but if ever threatened America should be ready to defend
The atomic bomb was a nuclear weapon of war, and the first of these bombs were dropped on two Japanese during the second world war. The dropping of the atomic bomb was justified because of the fact that Japan had attacked Pearl Harbor, they had participated in many atrocities and a land invasion would have caused more of the allies to die. It’s because of these big reasons that the United States had to drop the atomic bomb because without it the Japanese would’ve just continued to fight and kill more allies. The atomic bomb also showed the Japanese and the axis powers that they were a nation not to fight with.
So because of what they did to us we had to segregate the Japanese ancestry so we could be safe from a fear of an invasion. “The surprise attack at Pearl Harbor by the enemy crippled a major portion of the Pacific Fleet and exposed the West Coast to an attack which could not have been substantially impeded by defensive fleet operations(Dewitt,1943). In this time people were really shocked of the event that happened. It changed people 's perspective about Japanese ancestry, people thought less of their kind. The Japanese-American had to be sent to the camps because we didn 't know if they were spies from their country.
If the U.S. actually told Japan they were allowed to keep their emperor, japan would have surrendered, and the U.S. would have not had to drop the bomb. This one condition alone could have been enough to satisfy the American War Department’s conclusion that it was necessary to convince the Japanese that they would not be “annihilated” if they surrender. The U.S. could have waited for the Russians. If the U.S. waited for the U.S.S.R. the Japanese would have realized they stood no chance. A Soviet declaration of war on Japan would satisfy the first necessity.
Korematsu also pressed that this was an act of racial discrimination in that military leaders were displaying racist motivations against Japanese Americans, and the Fourteenth Amendment guaranteed him equal protection as an American-born citizen despite his cultural background. The Supreme Court rebutted his claims, stating that there was not enough time to conduct a trail or hearing for each Japanese American and the need to protect our nation against espionage outweighed Korematsu 's
However, President Truman and his staff realized the ramifications coupled with the atomic bomb. Only after careful consideration had the United States decided to drop the atomic bomb on Hiroshima and Nagasaki. And they executed it because they believed that the a-bomb would cost fewer lives than any other option.