Why Was Harry S. Truman Justified?

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The Japanese military still refused to give up their fight in World War II. Harry S. Truman was the President of the United States of America. These two countries had been fighting for four years, and Truman was pressed with a decision to use one of the most massive bombs known. The American forces had already invaded Okinawa, and Iwo Jima, but the Japanese military had over 2 million soldiers. Americans had asked Japan to surrender, and if they refused it would result in destruction. They did not disclose any secrets to what was about to be used against them. This was one of the most difficult life decisions of Harry Truman’s Presidential Career. The wrong decision could have made a destructive impact for American’s if it did not deliver correctly. On August 6, 1945, the first atomic bomb …show more content…

This resulted in the surrender of the Japanese on August 14, 1945. Military analyst suggest that Japan was on their knees, and about to surrender. The atomic bombs were unnecessary. Later, critics even stated that the atomic bombs were a form of racism, and it would have never happened if it were on white Americans. Truman insisted that his decision was a military action, and should not be looked at any other way. The United States is the only country to have used a Nuclear weapon against another country. The debate surrounding whether the atomic bombing on Japan was ethical still remains a mystery. We will still be fighting the issue for many more years. The good to come out of the atomic bombs were that it initially ended the war. In the aftermath of the Hiroshima and Nagasaki bombing, focus was shifted on how awesome and destructive the power of atomic bomb could be and how it would adversely affect the emerging systemic order. This led to the assessment that atomic weapons would have on international politics and how it would affect the establishment of new post-cold war

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