Atomic Bomb Pros And Cons

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On August 6, 1945 the United States dropped an Atomic bomb called the Little Boy on Hiroshima in Japan. A few days later the united states dropped another atomic bomb called the Fat man on the city of Nagasaki. The dropping of an atomic bomb in Hiroshima and Nagasaki ended the wars quickly, as Japan saw the devastating effects it had on their people and country. The decision to drop the bomb was a very hard one to agree on but changed lives for others. There are many pros and cons of the atomic bombs. Some meaning of the pros would be that it saved many lives(that is only one of them). And the meaning of the cons would be an example of starvation. In all. The US wanted to use the atomic bombs to force Japan’s surrender as quickly as possible…show more content…
According to the article, 13 Key Pros and Cons of Dropping the Atomic Bomb on Japan, it states, the first pro being that it ended the war. It made Japan surrender and ended the war quicker. The second pro was that it saved lives in the US. It prevented a massive number of civilians in the US possibly losing their lives, not to mention the soldiers themselves. The third pro was that it showed strength. It showed the superiority of the Us to the rest of the world. The fourth pro is that it demonstrated lethality. Though the immediate use of the bomb convinced the world of its horror, it has prevented its use in the future, when the nuclear stockpiles would be far larger. The last pro is that it created peace. Peace talks have become much easier to develop because of the fear the bomb brought to the rest of the…show more content…
According to the same article, the first con was they made an arms race. When other nations realized that the US held this type of power, they were coerced to develop their own in an arms race. The second con was destruction of cities. The cities had already been completely destroyed from the war’s fire bombings, so many people believed the use of the atomic bomb was unnecessary. The Us spent $2 billion for the atomic bombs development. The third con was it created anger. The event created a great amount of anger and animosity between the US and Japan, which actually stills exists today. According to another article, it states, that starvation was another con because many japanese suffered from no food. This is because the army took all of the food reserves and resources left after the bomb had been dropped. Also there were a massive amount of deaths. Japan sacrificed tens of thousands of civilian lives just to prove supreme power between the soviet union and the United States. In conclusion, In my opinion, if I were to do something about the bombing of Japan is that if I were Japan I would have surrendered because as a president or leader of the country I must keep my country safe and protected. There were many pros and cons such as starvation or ending of wars. There were huge impacts on both cities Hiroshima and Nagasaki. Many people died and many lives were saved for the US but in the end, the US kept

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