While considering both arguments, on one hand, a thesis states that the use of the atomic bomb on Hiroshima and Nagasaki a war crime, and that there was no need for it because the Japanese were showing signs of surrender. While on the other hand, another thesis claims that the act of dropping the atomic bo...
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...at would happen again to them or the rest of the Allies. The use of the atomic bomb aided the Allies in getting one step closer to ending the war, however, the use of the bomb had a lot of after effects. Hence, “the four-ton uranium bomb wreaked unprecedented havoc upon the city, killing tens of thousands within seconds. By the end of the year, about 140,000 people had died from the attack and its after-effects” (Kambayashi, 2016). Consequently, it seems that the intentions on the atomic bomb was purely tactical conversely, not knowing the full effects of the bomb make it a war crime because so many lost their lives. Therefore, the use of the atomic bomb on Hiroshima and Nagasaki was a war crime but, due to the fact that the world was at war and Allie lives were on the line the use of the bombing was justifiable and necessary to draw the war closer to an end sooner.
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