Why The United States Dropped The Atomic Bomb

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An atomic bomb is a nuclear weapon, which its energy is being hardness from the element of uranium or plutonium. With the smallest amount of matter, it could transform to a huge devastation. It was the first nuclear weapon used during World War II. This resulted in the creation of a secret program called “The Manhattan Project.” The United States developed two atomic bombs during this time. The development led to the bombing of Hiroshima and Nagasaki. The Americans use of the atomic bomb was absolutely necessary during World War II because it prevented the spread of communism, the Japanese did not surrender unconditionally, and it helped end the war in a matter of days. On December 7, 1941, the American Pacific naval base at Pearl Harbor, Hawaii…show more content…
For example, it saved many Americans lives from invading into Japan, yet most of them were all grateful for having the opportunity to see their family again. Even George C. Marshall said, “the invasion would cost at a minimum one-quarter-of-a-million casualties, and might cost as much as a million, on the Americans side alone, with an equal number of the enemy.” Marshall is stating that with the use of the bomb there will be fewer casualties, yet the Manhattan Project was created without a limit on the budget (Kagan, “Why America Dropped the Bomb”). The goal was not to killed the Japanese, but it was to minimize the casualties, even if it means killing the Japanese. From a different perspective, if the U.S. sent their soldiers to the battlefield, then there will be an enormous wounded and deaths soldiers from both sides. Yet, he understands that using the bombs would prevent the loss of American soldiers’ lives, especially when the country puts their efforts and resources to build the project (Beyer 64). Hence, the United States need to end the war as soon as possible because everyone knew that Japan was going to lose one or another, yet they continue to keep on fighting until the last man stands. With this being said, the bombing of Hiroshima and Nagasaki lead to a peace treaty. In 1951, the U.S. and Japan signed the San Francisco Peace Treaty, stating that Japan can not press for future compensation for the bomb victims (Hoare
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