The Pros And Cons Of Hiroshima

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Hiroshima, the bomb named after the city that was demolished by the United States during the final stages of world war two. Harry S. Truman, former president of the United States of America, was in peace negotiations with the United Kingdom, China, and Japan trying to end World War II. “The Potsdam Declaration which called for Japan’s immediate surrender and peace terms was rejected by Japan ”. “Secretary of War Henry L. Stimson felt that it was appropriate to use the United States’ new atomic bomb to end the war quickly and secure the US’s dominant place in the world ”. Whether or not, the bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki were justified remains in debate up to today. Some people say the bombings were necessary to end the war quickly and surely. Others argue that it was unethical to the US to completely destroy a whole city filled with innocent people. This essay will discuss whether it was appropriate for the US to drop an atomic bomb on Japan given the conditions of World War II. The Americans and the Allied forces had already made Germany surrender in Europe and only Japan stood in the Allied forces’ way for peace. When Japan refused to surrender, President Truman decided to drop two atomic bombs on Japan. Some people argue that it was the best decision available to Truman. “In 1945, fire raids in Tokyo had killed 140 thousand Japanese citizens and had injured many more ”. Therefore, it makes sense that Truman wanted to end the war early and reduce the number of dead
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