Why We Have Dropped The Atomic Bomb Persuasive Essay

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On a historic August day at the tail end of World War 2 a 20,000-ton force was dropped on two Japanese cities known as the atomic bomb and resulting in 160,000 causalities, substantial destruction, and an agreement to an unconditional surrender that ended the war. If the facts are properly presented it is very clear that there was no alternative to dropping the atomic bomb on Nagasaki and Hiroshima that could have come close to achieving the success it did for our country and the allied nations. Our leaders are intelligent and they knew the key to strong and successful future for our country was to be proactive and not think of only ending the war but demonstrating to the world that we are the force to be reckoned with and will not back down in the face of our adversaries. Our own valiant president Truman had a multitude of genius reasons for dropping that atomic bomb and I for one am going to support the brave decisions of our leaders and explain…show more content…
President Truman realized this and in reference to the atomic bomb’s diplomatic value he wrote “I have an ace in the hole.” This one act of dropping this advanced piece of weaponry would secure America’s spot at the top of the political warfare food chain. Churchill and Truman agreed that dropping this bomb “was needed to convince the Russians to accept the American plan for a stable peace…” and also atomic scientist Mr. Byrnes states, “our possessing and demonstrating of the bomb would make Russia more manageable in Europe.” So this decision to drop the atomic bomb was not only the right decision but a necessary one to ensure our security in Soviet negotiations and security in ending the war as fast as possible with as little causalities as
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