Was The Atomic Bomb Justified Dbq Essay

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World War II was one of the most traumatic, life costing wars in history. The ongoing fighting between the globe’s strongest countries was excruciating. The war in the Pacific between the United States and Japan was hard-fought. Each side had always planned their invasions thoroughly. Although the dropping of the atomic bomb was deadly for many Japanese citizens in Hiroshima and Nagasaki, it still counted as one of the most strategic plans to end the war as quickly as possible with limited casualties. It was completely necessary for the United States to drop the atomic bombs on Japan to end World War II. It’s still very controversial as to if this bomb really did limit the casualties that could would have occurred if the US didn’t drop the …show more content…

It was terrible to send these bombs; it was the deadliest weapon of war. However, it was certainly justified. Could we have said Japan wouldn’t have done the same to the US? We have seen them bomb us where it mattered the most on December 7th, 1941. It is proven in Document 12, a speech from President Truman, that Japan deserved what was coming for them. “Having found the bombs, [the US has] used it. [They had] used it against those who attacked [them] without warning at Pearl Harbor, against those who have starved and beaten and executed American prisoners of war, against those who have abandoned the pretense of obeying international laws of warfare.” War in general is morally wrong. Why in these hard times was it all of a sudden wrong for the United States to put an end to this madness; to end the war. The Japanese had killed, imprisoned, beaten, and starved American soldiers. Not to mention all of the innocents that were killed in the event that went down in Pearl Harbor. Those who had or will continue to have an issue with the atom bombs don’t appear to have problems with the bombs themselves, but war in its entirety. There is no code of ethics for war. After everything done, who was to say America owed Japan respect, even sympathy. For the justice of Americans, for the madness of the war, for the fighters the US has lost, the United States had to drop the atom

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