It’s just an estimate, to get people amazed and betrayed by Harry Truman because it was supposedly half a million. “The hellish firebombing of Tokyo in March 1945 killed some 250,000 civilians and maimed huge numbers more.” although this is not about Hiroshima or Nagasaki, it 's still pretty tragic that the U.S. did that. Why couldn’t they just settle down and sort things out? By using pathos, Shepherd is able to appeal to the readers emotions through his words and possibilities. Shepherd uses statics, trying to persuade the readers that the bombings weren’t necessary.
Ships damaged/destroyed. This was also a big reason for the A-bomb because it was unnecessary for Japan to kill so many American lives and property, all because they were upset that former president Franklin D. Roosevelt interfered with Japan’s internal affairs. If that was their main reason, they could have figured some thing out through words, not actions like this one, It was necessary for the dropping of the Atomic bomb because the attack on Pearl Harbor needed to be payed back. Aside from the war, America would get revenge any ways, even one that would end the war
Finally, if they had just used smaller bombs, it might have been enough to push Japan past their tipping point of following the Bushido code, a code that says that they should never surrender, something that proved costly to both sides, as the Japanese used kamikaze throughout the captures of Midway, Okinawa and Iwo Jima. Because Truman could use other, available options, he did not possess the right to resort to dropping the atomic bombs. Even though America warned Japan about the bombs, they still should not have used them. Japan had no idea of the grand effects caused by the atomic bombs. For instance, when the bomb was dropped the radius of the blast was many times larger than any bomb before it.
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?
How did President Truman come to the decision to drop the atomic bomb on Japan as a means to end World War 2? President Truman decided to drop the atomic bomb on japan to save people from agony and pain. Even though the two bomb killed more than 200,000 Japanese civilians, it saved American soldiers. For this reason, President Truman thought that dropping these bombs was for the greater good. How did the atomic bomb become a factor to end World War 2?
When defending his country, President Truman should make an executive war decision to order the use of an atomic bomb against a Japanese City if the Japanese do not willingly surrender immediately upon request without conditions. He should make this decision due to the Japanese’s incompetence and ignorance when viewing the human rights of their people. During the time of war the Japanese government created a major shortage of food by forcing food producer to make supplies for the military. For instance, the healthy starch crop known as the potato was no longer available to citizens for food, instead the government took the potato’s and used them for aviation gasoline. When defending their homeland the Japanese used inhumane ways of fighting, through the treatment of their soldiers.
Oppenheimer, as the director of Manhattan Project, kept it a complete secret until it was used as a warning to Japan and the Axis Powers. The Axis powers ignored the warning until the bomb was dropped on Japan. Oppenheimer’s invention was successful and the Axis Powers surrendered. However the bombs destruction was devastating. Oppenheimer was just a normal man, who wanted to help his country, but in the end, he was shocked by the impact on the people of Japan.
The Effects of the Atomic Bombing on Survivors of Hiroshima and Nagasaki The detonation of both atomic bombs dropped on Hiroshima and Nagasaki not only destroyed both Japanese cities and resulted in over 199,000 casualties , but left an abominable effect on the health and lives of the atomic bomb survivors. Thanks to 280,000 survivors and organizations created, numerous amounts of research was done to understand the health effects caused mostly by the exposure to unsafe amounts of radiation. The research of effects on Hiroshima and Nagasaki survivors is the longest and largest medical study in history; effects of the atomic bomb included long term health issues, immediate injuries, and discrimination against the survivors. To begin with, one
Truman and the A-bomb The drop of the Atomic bombs on Hiroshima and Nagasaki and the following Japanese surrender on September 2nd was the way Truman and the United States ended the bloodiest war ever fought in history. Nowadays there is a lot of speculating on whether or not the president chose the best option by using doing so. Although there is still a strong moral controversy about the bombing, this writer’s opinion is that Truman made, after all, the best thing among his other options.Just saying that dropping the A-bomb was the right thing to do is not enough without the proper explanation. By the time Truman became president the war in Europe was considered basically over.Truman’s biggest question marks were the how to share Europe with Russia and how to end the P.T.O, possibly as soon as possible.The
The Japanese Emperor Hirohito realized that after the deadly events in Hiroshima and Nagasaki, not surrendering would cause more destruction to the country. This meant abandoning their original Ketsu-Go plan.This was a complex defense strategy made by the Japanese, on how they would fight this battle. There were many points on the ways the Imperial army would attack the American’s once they arrived, and their plan to extort many casualties upon the United States. Surrendering would never be an option, but after the use of atomic warfare, the final decision was to abandon the plan and save the lives of innocent Japanese
They were thinking too much about the US instead of creating actually peace within the nations. President Truman was treating people even worst by putting them through the torture of the bomb and the resulting effects of the bomb. Time became a major factor into the decision, and dropping the bomb was a result of that fear. On the other side of the argument, the Japanese did bomb Pearl Harbor which was the catalyst that got America involved in the first place. We as a country should not need to compromise with the nation who started the battle.
The issue I see with the dropping of the A-Bombs was that there were much better strategic options for America but it seems like they were done being in the war and just wanted to get it over with even if it costed many Japanese lives. In Document 6 Admiral William E. Leahy, President Truman’s Chief of Staff states “The use of this barbarous weapon at Hiroshima and Nagasaki was of no material assistance in our war against Japan. The Japanese were already defeated and ready to surrender”. This proves the fact even more that Japan was ready to surrender and knew they had no chance at winning. It shows that America’s use of the Atomic Bombs was “of no material assistance in our war against Japan” and that the choice to drop these bombs was a barbaric decision and has had a long lasting effect on all people around the world.
After the war, they may simply replace Nazi Germany as the new tyrannical power in the world. This bomb, however, would dissuade them. President Truman’s decision to drop the atomic bomb was a necessary evil. Many millions of US and Japanese casualties would have resulted if an invasion of the Japanese home islands was required. By the taking of these Japanese lives, the President has saved the rest.
Dropping this bomb caused thousands of innocent lives to be lost and even more so people to be injured but live. As said in the text,” it killed about 160000 people and 80% of the cities buildings…(nagasaki) the death toll there was less but still over 100000”. The problem was America was already kicking a horse that was down. Japan had already been almost defeated and the bomb was just a huge overkill. Even admiral Ernest King argued, “ if we had been willing to wait... the naval blockade would have starved the japanese into submission through lack of oil, rice.. and other essential materials.” It seemed to me that the bomb was a rash and hasty decision.
to lose the war, he would have dropped the bomb either way. If the bombs were not dropped at that time, Japan would have had time to gain strength. Japan could have possibly found out about the Atomic Bomb after time, and used it against the allies. Many people died as a result of the bombs, but more lives could have been lost if Japan had discovered the Atomic Bomb. Japan had been attacking and invading America for years, possibly trying to provoke retaliation.