Pros And Cons Of The Bombing Of Hiroshima And Nagasaki

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The bombing of Hiroshima and Nagasaki is one of the most controversial events that came out of world war two. This event of speculation should not be, simply because as a modern day society we can not fairly evaluate the situation as if we were there. Though killing many innocent lives the bomb ultimately stopped the war that would have ended even more lives. The bombs of Hiroshima and Nagasaki should have been dropped because the bombing of these cities caused the political and militaristic changes and because of these changes, the United States benefited greatly. At the end of the war, devastating bombs were dropped on the two unsuspecting cities of Hiroshima and Nagasaki. As a result of these bombings, many lives were lost, but ultimately many lives ended up being saved. “To drop the atomic bombs on the Japanese cities as the only way to avoid a full-scale…show more content…
During a time of war and threat of our country, our president made an educated choice that many people stood behind. “In the initial days following the Japanese surrender, the United States public overwhelmingly supported the use of atomic bombs on Hiroshima and Nagasaki.”(Debate Over 1). This quote shows that the majority of the citizens that had fathers, husbands, sons, and brothers enlisted in the war supported the verdict. The people who lived through the terrible war of WWII were happy to finally have closure of the war ending. During a time of battle the leader of a country has the responsibility to protect its own citizens when threatened, President Truman did exactly that. He also took into account the numerous lives that he saved overall, not only American but Japanese as well. Not only did he protect the people but he defends American soil, our land. By dropping the bombs on Japan he was able to keep the land of the free,

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