Essay On The Atomic Bomb

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During World War ll, Japan was on the brink of collapse. The Atomic Bombs that were dropped on Hiroshima and Nagasaki by the United State were unnecessary to end the war. The allied forces which were Great Britain, Soviet Union, France, United States and China, would conduct countless air raids and fire bombings on Japan. Japan’s military and civil defenses were inadequate to defend themselves and had no chance. For months Japans cities suffered attacks of bombs and fire raining down on them by the allied forces. The country was weak, starving and had no strength to fight back. On August 6 and 9, 1945, Nagasaki and Hiroshima would be the first cities to ever experience an atomic blast. Hiroshima and Nagasaki became literally test dummies for the atomic bomb. Japan had attempted to settle a peace treaty with the United States, but they refused and were determined for a unconditional surrender. Instead, the United States should have made an effort to make a peace treaty, not force them into surrender with the ultimate destruction weapon. The reason for this unconditional surrender was to prove America’s superiority over the Japanese. America used propaganda to convince Americans and demoralize the japanese people rather than their army. The use of the atomic bombs was caused by a strong racism motivating factor.
By the early summer of 1945, Japan was defeated. However, they were still trying to find a way to fight back and end the war because the allied forces wouldn’t stop attacking them. An unanimous amount of soldiers of the American military agreed that Japan was already defeated. This means that the president of that time, President Truman, must have known about Japan’s defeat by the early summer of 1945. Why would the Presid...

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...gine all the kids at school or sick people in hospital being killed by a blast of a nuclear bombs. Why did they bomb a civilian city when there a large Japanese military soldiers available to bomb. These soldiers were prepared to die, as you can see by their attack on Pearl Harbor.
If you really think about it, before Japan was defeated in 1945 by the bombings, the proposal of using an Atomic bomb to save lives could have been quite possibly been avoided. There was no reasonable reason to use atomic bombs on civilian cities in a war that was actually already over. The use of the bomb was not a difference in losing or winning the war. America already ruled their seas and skies, they had no navy, or air force. Also their army was losing in China and the Soviets just declared war on them too. With our without the nuclear bombs, Japan would have surrendered both ways.
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