World War II is one of the most well-known wars. Over sixty million men died, and about fifty million civilians died. It’s the deadliest war the world has seen. One iconic moment from the war was when the two atomic bombs were dropped on the cities of Hiroshima and Nagasaki, on August 6 and 9, 1945 by the Allies. Japan suffered greatly due to these bombs, and they are the main reason for all the civilian deaths.
Issue 1: The deployment of the atomic bomb in World War II was an unfortunate necessity for the United States. In a total war situation, using nuclear weapons was a solution that made the best of a bad situation. American leaders recognized the opportunity cost in terms of American lives versus the consequences of dropping the bomb. As Maddox writes, the Japanese “meant to fight the war to a finish” (5).
Should the USA have used atomic bombs against Japan to end World War II? War always takes several lives; it destroys balance and brings a bloody story. World War II began on 1939 until 1945 being this one black memory of mankind history. On August 6 and 9, 1945 Japan was scene of one of the cruelest attacks in the history.
On a historic August day at the tail end of World War 2 a 20,000-ton force was dropped on two Japanese cities known as the atomic bomb and resulting in 160,000 causalities, substantial destruction, and an agreement to an unconditional surrender that ended the war. If the facts are properly presented it is very clear that there was no alternative to dropping the atomic bomb on Nagasaki and Hiroshima that could have come close to achieving the success it did for our country and the allied nations. Our leaders are intelligent and they knew the key to strong and successful future for our country was to be proactive and not think of only ending the war but demonstrating to the world that we are the force to be reckoned with and will not back down in the face of our adversaries. Our own valiant president Truman had a multitude of genius reasons for dropping that atomic bomb and I for one am going to support the brave decisions of our leaders and explain
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.
According to the textbook, Germany had a team of scientists, which developed the idea of the atomic bomb. The United States decided to research on the atomic bomb because the country was very interested in this creation. However, Roosevelt was in fear of the consequences that could come about and therefore authorized an American atomic initiative. The result of this top-secret effort became known as the Manhattan Project and this eventually changed the course of human history. Additionally, the atomic bomb was tested and later labeled successful after the Manhattan Project began in 1942.
On August 6 1945 the first atomic bomb, Little Boy, was dropped on Hiroshima. Now many people including historians look back at that moment and say it was not necessary. In recent weeks, tensions between The United States and Japan rose due to President Obama’s trip to Japan where he did not apologize for the United States bombing of Hiroshima and Nagasaki. Contrary to popular belief, the bombing of Hiroshima and Nagasaki were necessary. The bombing of Hiroshima and Nagasaki was necessary because it saved the lives of millions of people, destroyed important military factories and ports and made the Japanese surrender and end the war.
By 1945, those involved in the Second World War were exhausted. There had been millions of casualties, millions were still suffering and countries were in turmoil. After six years of war, those involved were ready for it to be over. By the end of 1944 the Axis had collapsed. Once Germany unconditionally surrendered on May 8, 1945, the Allies were hoping Japan would surrender too.
Right now I will be talking about, and explaining the Atomic Bombing of Japan. The Atomic Bombs on Japan was actually pretty upsetting to many people. Not everyone in America was upset about it because of the bombing of Pearl Harbor. Lets just say they didn’t really feel bad, we didn’t want to go on a full out war because we were already in one. So we only sent the bombs so we can get Japan to surrender.
The question whether war is ever justified, and if so under what circumstances, is one which has been forcing itself upon the attention of all thoughtful individuals in looking at the utilitarian and deontological view on the ethics of war I found that both schools of ethics lead to difficulties when considering the rights and wrongs of warfare. To analyze the ethics involve I started with researching what is war and the history surrounding my topic of Hiroshima and Nagasaki. War is considered an armed conflict by a government or other large organization to stop or defeat something that is viewed as dangerous or bad. August 6th and August 9th 1945, were days that brought an enormous change to the history of the world. On these days in Hiroshima