Why Did The Us Lose Ww2 Essay

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What the US did to Japan at the end of World War 2 was unacceptable. Japan was already exhausted by the time the bombs were dropped. Their resources and their army had been worn out. The United States and Britain had just finished fighting Germany and the Soviet Union was ready to join in as well. They could all turn their full attention to defeating Japan and win the war. If needed, the bomb could have still been used, but instead it was used immediately and insensibly.
In 1945, World War 2 was coming to an end. The Allies had just finished defeating Germany in Europe and were ready to turn their sights to the Pacific. The US and Britain were ready to take the fight to Japan and the Soviet Union was planning an attack on Japan themselves. Another fact was that American and British intelligence had confirmed that Japan would most likely surrender when the Soviet Union joined the war against Japan in August. The surrender terms themselves were very similar to the ones that Japan eventually accepted after the dropping of the atomic bombs on Hiroshima and Nagasaki. The bombs were also suspiciously dropped around the time that the Soviet Union was going to attack the Japanese.
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They declared it unnecessary and were saddened by it. General Dwight Eisenhower even said, “It wasn't necessary to hit them with that awful thing.” A majority of them felt this way due to the fact that Japan had already been essentially defeated by the time the bombs were dropped. Japan was running out of natural resources and their military was at it wit’s end. Their cities were being bombed and they were surrounded at all sides. What was considered the worst part of the whole matter was the fact that instead of dropping the atomic bombs on military bases, they were dropped on cities, and in turn, civilians. It heavily frowned upon in war to target civilians and is considered unethical and immoral to target innocent
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