The Role Of The Bombing Of Hiroshima In World War II

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On August 6, 1945, an American B-29 bomber dropped an atomic bomb on Hiroshima in Japan. Although the Allies had poured their resources into defeating Japan after the defeat of Germany and Italy in Europe, the road to victory appeared long and costly. President Truman decided to use the atomic bomb against Japan after consulting with his advisors and determining that it would save American lives. President Truman along with other Allied leaders issued a warning to Japan to surrender or face “complete destruction” and “utter devastation,” which the Japanese had ignored causing the United States to take action. (Ellis & Esler, 2009) The bombing of Hiroshima played an important role in World War II. The outcomes of the bombing of Hiroshima were
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