Atomic Bomb Argument

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During WWII the United States introduced the Atomic Bomb to the world. Unknowing of its catastrophic capabilities and long-term effects, President Harry Truman decided to send the Atomic weapon to Japan. The aftermath that followed the use of this weapon of mass destruction, raised fears and concerns for millions of people throughout the U.S. Controversy and public dissidence divided those that were against the use of the atom bomb and those that supported the use of the Atom Bomb in Japan. My personal opinion that I will be writing about is an argument against the use of the Atomic Bomb. December 7, 1941 was the day Japan attacked Pearl Harbor. Pearl Harbor was a American naval base near Honolulu, Hawaii. Concerned over Japan’s actions, the US, Netherlands and Great Britain froze Japanese assets in their countries cutting off 90% of raw materials. By December, 194l the Japanese Army had a force of 2,400,000 trained ground troops and an air fleet of 7,500 planes. The US had a force of 1,500,000 of which 1,000,000 were not completely trained, 1,157 combat aircraft and 347 war ships. Just before 8 a.m. on December 7, 1941, hundreds of Japanese fighter planes attacked the American naval base at Pearl Harbor. The Japanese managed to destroy nearly 20 American naval vessels, including eight enormous battleships, and almost 200 airplanes. More than 2,000 Americans soldiers and sailors died in the attack, and another 1,000 were wounded. After the infamous event on December 7, 1941, President Harry S. Truman had to make the toughest decision ever in his presidential career and life. Should the U.S. use the Atomic Bomb on Japan. There were many opinions from President Truman’s advisers, some suggested that the Atomic Bomb would bring the ... ... middle of paper ... ...f the Atomic Bombing he stated; “The morning of August 6, 1945, so I suffered many serious burns on my face and hands, which left large scars known as keloids. On the same day, my mother was killed by the bomb as were many of my friends and teachers. All these sorrows came to me all at once. I was suffering and ashamed of my keloid burns all the time, and I did not know how to make a living. I felt like shouting at the top of my voice in despair. But I could only murmur, “If only the A-bomb had not been dropped!” I was completely overwhelmed with grief, which resulted in the autism from which I suffered for a long time after the war.”(Testimony: Hiroshi Morishita) Even though we can’t change our decisions in the past, we could learn from them so that this kind of situation won’t happen again. Therefore, that’s why I chose to be Against the Atomic Bombing on Japan.
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