Atomic Bombs: The Conflict Between The United States And Japan

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Throughout the years, there were many conflicts within cities, states, and countries. These disputes resulted in fighting, signing of peace treaties, restrictions to importing goods, and even devastating wars. One dispute was between the United States and Japan, starting with the attack on Pearl Harbor (Cayton et al. 788). The attack may have caused tensions between Japan and the United States. About four years later, the United States decided to drop two Atomic Bombs on Japan (Cayton et al. 827). The Atomic Bombs were dropped in hope to end the war, and were mainly viewed as an appropriate action through military, political, and ethical perspectives. Through the military perspective, the idea bombing was something that was necessary to do. The United States could have used weapons that were more practical for the situation however, they were probably not sufficient enough to end the war and America would still be feuding with Japan today. Stimson wrote to Truman, with the importance of a private meeting between them about the concerns of the Atomic Bomb and “bearing on our present foreign relations” (Stimson). Prior to the bombing of Japan, the United States tested …show more content…

Truman’s intention was “to save as many American lives as possible” and be compassionate for the women and children in Japan (Truman). The actions taken by the United States towards Japan were unethical, but mandatory. The Bombing of Hiroshima killed and injured thousands of people. Many homes were lost and structures were demolished (“New Bomb…”). Nevertheless, Japan was starting to fall. The explosion reached temperatures as high as 5,400 degrees Fahrenheit. The city became a landfill of debris and “the sky seemed to explode” (“Harry S. Truman…”). Looking from a distance, Hiroshima had disappeared. In the perspective of the United States, the bombing of Japan cities were ethnical and

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