Atomic Bomb

analytical Essay
606 words
606 words

“Children died in Hiroshima, and America did it… We cannot deny the distinction between killing a soldier in the field and bombing a baby in the crib and not forfeit most of our claims for differentiating men from jungle beasts,” says Murray Kempton (Benson, 2002). The Manhattan Project, the Atomic Bomb, or whatever you may call it, was it really a success? Did Truman bomb the Japanese to save more lives, or did he do it for fame and fortune? In the end, Japan would have likely surrendered if the bomb weren’t dropped, Truman never viewed the alternatives they could have done instead of the bomb, and president Truman was a racist. The atomic bomb was unnecessary because Japan would have likely surrendered. Japan was basically nothing, they had nothing to protect themselves from this disastrous bomb. “The Japanese had, in fact, already sued for peace… The atomic bomb played no decisive part, from a purely military standpoint, in the defeat of Japan,” states Chester W. Nimitz (Alperovitz, 2013). This states that Japan was and had been defeated and there was truly no point in bombing th...

In this essay, the author

  • Analyzes how the manhattan project, the atomic bomb, was a success. did truman bomb the japanese to save more lives, or did he do it for fame?
  • Argues that the atomic bomb was unnecessary because japan would have likely surrendered.
  • Analyzes how truman never realized that there were alternatives to the bomb, and military personnel disagreed on the idea.
  • Explains that many believed and knew that president truman was racist against colored people. he believed that this was proper payback to the "jap savages."
  • Concludes that the atomic bomb wasn't the best idea to defeat or have control of the japanese, but they could have taken other steps to move the process along.
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