The Pros And Cons Of Atomic Bombing

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Nuclear weapons have been used twice, both of those times were by the United States against Japan during World War II. On August 6, 1945, the U.S. Air Forces used a uranium fission bomb called the "Little Boy" over the city of Hiroshima; three days later, the Air Forces sent off another plutonium bomb named the "Fat Man" over Nagasaki. The bombings resulted in the deaths of about 200,000 civilians and military personnel from injuries sustained from the explosions. To this day, there is still controversy over whether or not the bombing was needed. One could easily state, that dropping an atomic bomb twice killed more innocent lives that were needed to perish. Asking, what would it be like if it has Japan dropped the bomb on America and it was our family or people we knew that were killed; what they fail to realize is that Japan did bomb us. Pearl Harbor, remember that? Killing 2,403 American personnel, including 68 civilians. Those Americans did have family and people they cared about, but did Japan hesitate? No. The U.S was justified when they dropped the first bomb on Hiroshima. Killing people, is wrong of course; but imagine how many more lives would have been taken if the U.S didn’t end the war in a quick fashion? Having the war drag on for years would cause more destruction of lives than needed. The U.S…show more content…
There is a reason why their culture known as a Shame Society, turning war into a religious principle making it the notion of a person would rather be dead than to be capture or turn back on war, embedded into the Japanese people’s head. To die in battle was considered an honor, so surrendering would not have been a part of their agenda if we didn’t drop both
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