Those Americans did have family and people they cared about, but did Japan hesitate? No. The U.S was justified when they dropped the first bomb on Hiroshima. Killing people, is wrong of course; but imagine how many more lives would have been taken if the U.S didn’t end the war in a quick fashion? Having the war drag on for years would cause more destruction of lives than needed.
For instance, when the bomb was dropped the radius of the blast was many times larger than any bomb before it. In addition, when an atomic bomb explodes, it leaves a long lasting radiation area behind. All bombs previous to this only caused damage when they were exploded. So, though the people of Japan were technically given a warning, many people did not have a voice and were therefore not responsible for the unnecessary and horrific deaths caused by the atomic
The man represents the issue many faced after the bomb of helping people or staying and risking their life as well trying to save another person. The bombing of Pearl Harbor targeted the Americans Navy. When America bombed Hiroshima, they did intend to target some Japanese military but mostly destroyed the civilian population. This
People believed that since those innocent lives were killed, it was okay to confine innocent people to protect the country. This information about how much the Japanese were harmed makes me believe Roosevelt wasn’t justified. He harmed so many people at once, and there is no proof that is did anything. The Japanese lost everything during this time, and most of them were innocent and had nothing to do with Japan anymore. They were just of Japanese descendants.
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.
When the United States military dropped the bomb on Nagasaki, 70,000 people died, in Hiroshima, 140,000. Of these two events, everyone knows about and thinks of it as such an awful thing, yet put together, less people died than in the Nanjing massacre. America faced the repercussions for what they did, but what about Japan? The Japanese government did have to admit to the killings, raping 's, looting, arson, and destruction they did, but still there was no punishment. ("Nanjing Massacre: Mass Graves of the Victims."
Despite the amount of research done on atomic weapons, no one could have accurately predicted the effect that the atomic bombs would have on Hiroshima and Nagasaki after being dropped. Moreover, the Japanese were prepared to lose every soldier they had because of their firm belief in, “’Ketsu-go,’ decisive battle,” (4.2:04) which had already cost them hundreds of thousands of military and civilian lives. In an attempt to avoid any more bloodshed than necessary, The United States chose to bomb Hiroshima and Nagasaki, two of Japan’s most
Was the Atomic Bomb Necessary? It was necessary for the United States to drop the atomic bomb on Japan. Truman’s decision to do this was because of the american lives, the Pearl Harbor in general, and bringing an end to it all. This all began when Japan attacked the Pearl Harbor and, for precautions, the U.S. Interned Japanese people here in our country. To avoid invading Japan and losing military forces, the bomb was created and dropped over Hiroshima and Nagasaki.
I believe that the bombing of Japan was an over the top choice by the Americans. This way of bombing the Japanese was very inhumane, and left thousands dead. The A-bomb was extremely inhumane, there were a number of other options that the americans could have used, instead of bombing Hiroshima and Nagasaki. Some might think that the A-bomb saved america, but it destroyed Japan. They didn’t realize how much the A-bomb would affect the people and the whole country of Japan, the 20,000 kilojoule bomb killed 140,000 people within the months that followed.
They turned makeup companies like Revlon into a bullet making company for the war. The war ultimately brought America out of the great depression. This was a great thing for America however it never would have happened without the attack on pearl harbor. The attack on pearl harbor on December 7th 1941 put America fully into the war instead of just supplying for allies. “Japanese Americans faced more racial discrimination than the people of German or Italian ancestry because they were of nonwhite, non-European ancestry.” ( History Alive 454) Since the Japanese bombed pearl harbor everyone thought that Japanese Americans could have been Japanese spies.
Many American politicians were for the idea of dropping the bomb, because they believed that it was the only way to end the war and get Japan to surrender. Giving them other options at this point seemed useless. Hundreds of thousands of Japanese civilians were killed when the bombs
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.
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. Power hungry maybe? Dwight Eisenhower agrees saying, “ Japan was already defeated and that dropping the bomb was completely unnecessary.” The power of United States was not needed further, and we were withdrawn, yet we still decided to drop the atomic bomb. Over all the dropping of the bomb was a cruel and unneeded decision. The problem could have been solved in a much more peaceful understanding.
The bombing sites caused instant death, but they also caused cancer, burns, and radiation poisoning all from the radiation given off from the explosions. When America bombed Japan using the atomic bombs they did not know the long term effects of the bombs. The bombing sites are still uninhabitable to this day. Morally the atomic bombs were not the right option. Many innocent people suffered from the bombs, and many people did not even get closure because their loved ones bodies were
Even with all the lives lost during the first bombing most of the government officials of Japan wanted to continue the fighting with the Allies, but soon after America dropped the second bomb then about 25% of the Japanese officials wanted to continue the fighting. The main reason they did this was so they could “keep” the pride of their leader, Hideki Tojo. He on the other hand he refused to continue the major losses of his people, because even after the second bomb America was arming and ready to deploy a third atom bomb. Japan surrendered ending their conflict with the Allies and World War