The launch of the two atomic bombs on Japan in August 1945 will lead to a long controversy is the U.S. decision to destroy the cities of Hiroshima and Nagasaki responded to an exclusively military objective or also had political and diplomatic aspects? For some researchers could reach the Japanese surrender by blocking one end or through diplomatic channels. The fanatical behavior of Japanese suicide pilots was rather a manifestation of weakness and impotence of the resistance against the superior resources of the United States ... American submarines had cut supplies in March 1945 and an air raid on Tokyo U.S. effectively demonstrated this superiority.
On August 6th 1945 the first atomic bomb as dropped in an attempt to end the war efforts in the pacific. This year will mark the 69th anniversary of the dropping of the bomb, and even after all this time there is still much debate over if dropping the bomb was the right thing to do or not. One of the main reasons I have seen arguing for the dropping of the bomb was that it saved American lives, and that it saved more people than it killed. However, saving American lives was not the only motivation for dropping the atomic bomb, the argument could even be made that saving the lives of soldiers was not even first on the list of reasons for dropping the atomic bomb. Among the reasons for dropping the bomb was to justify the cost of the Manhattan Project, to impress the Soviets, a lack of reason not to use the bomb, and responding to Pearl Harbor.
On August 6, 1945, the United States of America dropped the atomic bomb on Hiroshima, Japan. For a considerable amount of time, there have been debates and arguments about whether or not dropping the bomb was justified.. The United States was indeed justified because of the attacks by Japan on Pearl Harbor, Hawaii, which happened three years before the atomic bomb falling on Hiroshima. It was important to stop the war as soon as the US could because it spared many American, and Allied lives. Until that point in World War Two, there had never been any battle that took place in the US. Women, men, and children had no reason to stress over being killed in their own country until the date that lays dark in US history, December 7, 1941, the ambush of Pearl Harbor. On that day, the Japanese brought forth and aerial attack featuring 423 planes, touching base in Pearl Harbor, which lead to the death 2,403 and wounding 1,178. Hitting eighteen American ships, it almost completely disabled the United States Navy in one day. Unknown to many citizens, the attack obliterated 180 fighter planes utilized as a part of the US Air Force. Due to the unjustified Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor, it is without a doubt that the atomic bombs falling on Hiroshima, and Nagasaki, Japan, were indeed justified.
The world cried and wept for an end to World War II. All of the endless slaughter,fighting,and violence needed to stop. With one last nation,not standing, on its knees was struggling to continue the war. This nation was Japan. The people of Japan were suffering the burden of having a communist government and they were waiting for an end for World War II also. The United States had just that, an ending for World War Two. This ending came in the form of a 9,700 pound bomb called “Little Boy”. This Atomic Bomb was dropped upon the people of Hiroshima on the day of August 6, 1945 at exactly 8:15am, a Monday. It has been argued that we should or shouldn't have dropped the bomb on Hiroshima due to the after effects of the bomb. But I believe that dropping the Atomic Bomb had more benefits rather than the outcomes that would have occurred if we hadn't.
The United States foreign policy of dropping the atomic bomb on Hiroshima and Nagasaki was found to be fairly effective after all was said and done. The decision of dropping the bomb was a major choice by President Truman. After asking the Japanese repeatedly to surrender the decision was made that they would go forth with the bombs, keeping in mind that Japan had killed nearly 2,000 of the American soldiers in the bombing of Pearl Harbor and many more lives were lost during the Bataan Death March. The government observed that about 250,000 Americans would lose their lives (White Light, Black Rain) in a land attack on Japan, whereas very few would be lost with an air attack; the main goal was to simply end the war without losing many lives. “Men were sick of fighting and being shot at” – Enola Gay Crew Member. Japan used very destructive war techniques causing many casualties for the United States.
The United States had been in war for almost four years. Over 416,800 American lives were taken, and four percent of the world's population was killed in World War II. America needed a way to end the war as quickly as possible with the fewest U.S. casualties. A Japanese invasion was considered, but it would put American lives at stake. With the invention of the atomic bomb, President Truman made the most debated decision: the decision to use the most deadly weapon ever invented- the nuclear bomb. It was a very controversial decision. On one hand, the nuclear warheads ended World War II as quick as possible. On the other hand, it created mass destruction and devastated the two cities targeted: Hiroshima and Nagasaki. Some say that the United States did not have the right to deploy the two atomic bombs in Japan. The two atomic bombs killed more Japanese than the amount of Americans killed in the bombing of Pearl Harbor. Others think that dropping the nuclear bombs was the right choice. It ended World War II quickly and did not put American lives at stake.
Prior to the decision to drop the atomic bomb, America had already defeated Japan militarily. The U.S. military had advanced from island to island, crushing Japan. Not a thing was left of the once mighty Imperial Navy, and Japan's Air Force had been all but totally destroyed. Without this support the land forces could not fight back. All of Japan's military was dwindling away, and Japan was almost defenseless. The air strikes completely destroyed Tokyo and other cities without meeting any opposition. Japan lost the war when they could not fight back. They watched as their cities burned. Because they were already defeated and were showing signs that they knew defeat was inevitable the United States should have waited for Japan to surrender, instead of dropping the bomb. The scientists and the U.S. Government had already made their decision by funding the money to build the super powered weapon because a ground force inva...
The dropping of atomic bombs on Hiroshima and Nagasaki, Japan were ethical decisions made by President Harry Truman and the United States government. By the time of the atom bomb was ready, the U.S. had been engaged in military conflict for over four years and lost over 400,000 soldiers. Truman claimed, "We would have the opportunity to bring the world into a pattern in which the peace of the world and our civilization can be saved" (Winkler 18). The bomb was aimed at ending the war immediately and avoiding prolonged battle in the Pacific Theater and the inevitable invasion of Japan. President Truman hoped that by showing the Japanese the devastating weapon the U.S. possessed, that the war could be brought ...
The atomic bomb is the subject of much controversy. Since its first detonation in 1945, the entire world has heard the aftershocks of that blast. Issues concerning Nuclear Weapons sparked the Cold War. We also have the atomic bomb to thank for our relative peace in this time due to the fear of Mutually Assured Destruction (MAD). The effects of the atomic bomb might not have been the exact effects that the United States was looking for when they dropped Little Boy and Fat Man on Hiroshima and Nagasaki respectively (Grant, 1998). The original desire of the United States government when they dropped Little Boy and Fat Man on Hiroshima and Nagasaki was not, in fact, the one more commonly known: that the two nuclear devices dropped upon Hiroshima and Nagasaki were detonated with the intention of bringing an end to the war with Japan, but instead to intimidate the Soviet Union. The fact of Japan's imminent defeat, the undeniable truth that relations with Russia were deteriorating, and competition for the division of Europe prove this without question.
The Bombing of Hiroshima To what extent do the sources support the interpretation that suggests that the use of nuclear weapons against Japan was wrong? Use the sources and knowledge from your studies to explain your answer. In the summer of 1945, the people of Japan were struck by a new horror. On 6th August 1945, an American fighter plane flew over the Japanese territory holding a devastating new weapon.