What Are The Different Perspectives On The Us Decision To Drop The Atomic Bomb Dbq

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Different perspectives on the US decision to drop the atomic bomb on Hiroshima and Nagasaki during World War II are how immoral it was to do. In Document 4 from 1945, it states, “This is a crime against God and humanity which strikes at the very basis of moral existence,” The author explains how heinous the idea of dropping the bomb was. Any one with morals would be against such thing because of the destruction one bomb can make and how it can annihilate anything in its path. It was pure cruelty to drop a bomb that powerful on any one, it wasn’t war or murder it would be consider nihilism because of destruction that occurred. Another perspective was of a GI soldier, in Document 5 and how the bomb was a relief to soldiers and their family. A…show more content…
A quote from Document 2 from Admiral William E. Leahy is “I was not taught to make war in that fashion, and wars cannot be won by destroying women and children”. The destruction of families and innocent women ad children was a huge moral issue. They had no part in fighting the war, but they still were attacked and killed nevertheless. A second moral implication was that the atomic bomb put and end to the Japanese war, by annihilating the enemy. An example from Document 3 is “ It stopped fire raids, and the strangling blockades; it ended the ghastly specter of a clash of great land armies”. It proved how horrible war is and that is always present with war. Many Japanese where killed and Hiroshima and Nagasaki were destroyed, but over all a huge war was ended. More lives were saved from death and time was given for the countries to recuperate. The decision to drop the Hiroshima atomic bomb was justified, Japan wasn’t surrendering and the war was dragging on for too long. Dropping the second bomb on Nagasaki wasn’t justified at all; the space between both bombs wasn’t enough time for a response from Japan. The first bomb did enough destruction without adding on to it; the US should’ve waited for a response then decided what to do next. Just because there are two dangerous weapons doesn’t mean they should’ve been used all at once. The thrill of that destruction lead the US to
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