However, I believe that the bombing of Hiroshima was not justified. What was one of the reasons why the bombing occurred? For one, the US would be able to end the war quickly, and show the Soviets the potential of destructive force and power the US had. However, they had no justification for dropping the bombs on civilian cities. Many accounts have been made telling how the atom bomb works.
Two battles, the Midway battle and Iwo Jima highlighted the determination of the Empire of Japan to continue their Southeast Asian pursuits and the cost the wars on the United States. Facing bloody battles and a resilient enemy, the United States chose to drop the atomic bomb on Hiroshima and Nagasaki. The bombs killed hundred thousands and injured many more, but let Japan know how serious the United States was in stopping their expansion project. In the end the United States used the atomic bomb was not for revenge but to end World War II. The atomic bomb was not the first thing the United States used, but the last.
The American government was trying to get an invitation response from the Japanese government. If the United States did not drop the bomb and ‘Operation Downfall’ ha... ... middle of paper ... ...the Japanese people. Harry Truman's decision to drop the atomic bomb changed the way Americans thought about war because of the traumatic after effects. Works Cited Clancey Patrick ed. "HyperWar: USSBS: The Effects of Atomic Bombs on Hiroshima and Nagasaki."
The United States was unaware the Soviet spying about the bomb project because we were in the thought of the Soviet would promise to end the Pacific war. However, it was not the case, Soviet acknowledged about the atomic bomb and wanted to create many as possible so they could yield the control not only the Pacific, but the Eastern Europe. In the word of former US senator from South Carolina, James F. Byrnes, claimed “the bomb provided a unique opportunity to check Soviet control of Easter Europe and Asia in the postwar years, and he very much wanted to delay or avert the entry of the Soviet Union into the war with Japan” (59). In the Potsdam Declaration on July 26, all the Allied countries, except Soviet, stood together on preparing the end the World War 2. President Truman, learned the success of the Manhattan project, and understood that he must make a choice to whether drop the atomic bomb or not; turned out to be the most difficult decision make on his life.
Did the atomic bomb have to be used in World War II on Japan? There were multiple reasons why the atomic bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki were necessary. One of which is to reduce the chance of Allied casualties if the war continued. Another reason was to prohibit the possibility that an Axis country such as Nazi Germany, could create an atomic weapon. A third reason or is whether or not the use of atomic weapons on innocent people was worth the media backlash.
Was The Atomic Bomb Used To Stop Soviet Expansion? There has been a long- standing debate on why the atomic bomb was used to defeat Japan. The threat of Russian advancement in Europe and in Asia was enough to worry the top officials in the United States and British governments. Wherever Russia would go, they would conquer that area for themselves. The imminent invasion of mainland Japan and the allied casualties that came with it were also a factor in the decision to drop the bomb.
Thus, the allies had legit reasoning to believe that the Japanese would not go down without a fight. Hence, making the use of the nuclear bomb necessary, since the entire world had already seen how cruel the Japanese were with brutal war crimes that happen throughout the war and spread terror. Also it is important to mention the attack on Pearl Harbor which at the time the United States was no involved in the war at the time. The United States needed to make Japan surrender so that nothing like that 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.
Books and speeches about Pearl Harbor and speeches of the Presidents will be provided to answer the investigation. Summary of Evidence At the end of the war in 1944, the U.S. was noticing that they must do something to truly finalize the war against Japan. They recognized that Japan was not as strong as they were and surrendering was just not an option for them because they always had that type of motto that they stood by being a tough nation. Although the U.S. also recognized that things were not looking good for themselves as well. The U.S. knowing in what position they were in and not truly having any strong thought to it, still decided to drop the atomic bombs.
Mistrust of Soviet and communist intentions was a clear influence in his decision to drop the bomb. If the atomic bomb neutralized the need for Stalin’s troops to take any credit in the victory over Japan, then there wouldn’t be any justification for them to claim any spoils of battle; especially the territories they had long desired, which would give them profitable and convenient sea ports and would allow their influence to grow (later giving immediate rise to the Cold War); which was already becoming a growing threat in some early thinkers. Secretary of War Henry Stimson said to President Harry Truman on September 11, 1945 “I consider the problem of our satisfactory relations with Russia as not merely connected with but as virtually dominated by the problem of the atomic bomb.” Many people today debate on the true intent of releasing the atomic bombs, claiming that Truman only released them because of his desire to control Soviet acquisition of territories or because he desired revenge from the attack on Pearl Harbor on December 7, 1941. I believe President Harry Truman made the right choice when he released the bombs on Hiroshima and Nagasaki. Considering the battle in Okinawa, the cost of human casualties, the cost of military action, the desire to put an end to
It was believed that dropping an atomic bomb on Nagasaki would resolve a number of problems in a simpler fashion than prolonging the conventional warfare until Japan finally ceded defeat. The primary goal of this extreme force was to bring a swift end to the war in the Pacific,(Walker) but a secondary goal was to display the military and technological might of the United States to allies and rivals around the world (Walker,). The use of multiple nuclear weapons made it clear to Japan and the world that Truman's threat of “utter destruction” was intended to be carried out unless Japan delivered what the United States wanted―unconditional surrender (Cite). The potential use of atomic weapons against the Japanese was appealing to the United States because it was seen as a dramatic and decisive way to end the war (Walker, ). Prior to the decision to use nuclear weapons, Japan and the United States were at odds over the terms by which the Japanese would surrender to the Americans, which did nothing but prolong the military conflict (Walker, ).