Foreign countries resist attacking stronger countries such as the United States because they realize they would expect a retaliatory attack. Sub Topic 2 The atomic bomb has thwarted the start of another world war. “The possession of nuclear weapons among major world powers has helped prevent the outbreak of a third world war. The United States should abandon the endless pursuit of disarmament treaties, and instead concentrate on its own defenses by erecting a missile defense shield” (National Debate Topic). The atomic bombs brought World War II right to Japan’s doorstep.
This show that the dropping of the bomb may have been negotiated more as they didn’t know the long term effects, however it is also unjustifiable because they should have known. There were no real researches on any long-term effects. Further debates have been had on whether President Truman had made his own decision or did her just carry on the decision that President Roosevelt wanted to put into action? As the Manhattan project was created before Harry Truman became
The bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki devastated the people of these cities. This, however, ended the conflict between the U.S. and Japan, but was it a good idea for the U.S.? Hiroshima and Nagasaki were destroyed, and over one-hundred fifty thousand people were killed in the atomic bombings of Japan. The bombings by the United States were necessary because Japan was a powerful adversary that the United States needed to overcome in order to defeat Germany. They had started World War Two and put the Jewish people and gypsies and people they deemed not good enough for society in concentration camps.
Even though he made this decision as Japanese government did not respond to the Potsdam Declaration, it was still possible to negotiate with Japan’s side without dropping the atomic bombs. In today’s American society, it is considered that his decision to use the atomic bombs enabled the country to save their soldiers. On top of that, Japanese government never raised any protest against the United States for the use of atomic bombs. Nevertheless, as Hasegawa (2005) states, this cannot be longer justified because it is more of a moral issue. More importantly, it is doubtful whether President Truman was sure about the effects of atomic bombs.
The Japanese flew suicide missions to cause as much damage as possible. The Japanese were fierce fighters and were not afraid to die. This is why on August 6, 1945 the US decided to drop the atomic bomb on Hiroshima, Japan. While the United States may feel justified in exacting revenge, the use of the atomic bomb was cruel and inhumane. The Enola Gay at 8:16 AM.
Harry S. Truman and His Decision to Drop the Atomic Bomb Harry S. Truman once said, “Carry the battle to them. Don’t let them bring it to you.” In World War II, that is exactly what he did. While Japan was breaking treaties and fighting with allied countries, the United States was developing a powerful weapon that would cripple Japan and end World War II. This weapon was called the atomic bomb. After it was fully developed and tested, Harry S. Truman made the decision to drop this deadly weapon on two cities in Japan, Hiroshima and Nagasaki.
One of the few reasons that the dropping of the Atomic bombs was justified was the fact that Japan would not surrender. There was a large amount of evidence pointing to this: The allies had been dropping conventional and incendiary bombs on Japanese cities, but the Japanese refused to surrender. This gave the US the impression that ordinary bombs were not enough to convince Japan to surrender, and a more powerful bomb was needed. In addition, Japanese forces included Kamikaze pilots, which were-in essence-suicide bombers, willing to die for their emperor and their country. The Japanese military was also training
Truman, who was interested in the suggestion, recommended that he discuss it with Byrnes. However, Byrnes ‘swiftly killed the idea’ because he was adamantly against any compromises with Japan as it could be considered a weakness. Later, McCloy wrote that Truman had ‘succumbed to the so-called hardliners’ of the State Department in a letter to the presidential advisor Clark Clifford. When Leo Szilard and other scientists brought up their concerns of the bomb, they were again redirected to Byrnes. Although Byrnes knew that a Japanese surrender was eminent, he was more anxious of the increasing Russian influence in Eastern Europe and was adamant that the atomic bomb would be necessary in managing Russian
Three years later, Oppenheimer had his second child, which was a girl named Katherine, but her nickname was Toni. In 1942, Julius Robert Oppenheimer started to work on the Manhattan Project, where he became most commonly known as the father of the atomic bomb, because he was the director of the Manhattan Project. The Manhattan Project was the United States building an atomic bomb during the WWII. On July 16, 1945, the first nuclear bomb was exploded with the power of eighteen thousand tons of TNT in the New Mexico desert . After the first bomb was made, two more were dropped into Japan to help end the war.
Some believe that the United States was correct in dropping these bombs on Japan because of the attack on Pearl Harbor while others believe that it was very wrong to dropped the bomb. 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