Justification of the Atomic Bomb

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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 United States was correct in attacking Hiroshima with the atomic bomb because of the unannounced strike on citizens and the American Naval fleet at Pearl Harbor by the Japanese. for instance, the atomic bomb showed that America was a force not to be reckoned with when they dropped it on Hiroshima and Nagasaki. It indicated to other nations that the United States had weapons, and if necessary, put those weapons in use This particularly undermine... ... middle of paper ... ...ghtful, and savage weapons, it was one of few approaches to end the war proficiently and rapidly. Numerous were killed, yet utilizing it might have spared more lives than there would have been if the war had proceeded. The nuclear shell is a capable weapon, and should only be utilized as a last resort to win a war. America was in the works of a plan that would involve them launching a complete land invasion on mainland Japan. That invasion would have caused more casualties than dropping the atomic bombs. In the battles that took place in Okinawa, about 12,000 Americans and 250,000 Japanese were killed throughout the fight ongoing on the island. Compare that to Mainland Japan and it becomes quite obvious that dropping the atomic bombs on Hiroshima, and Nagasaki, were most definitely justified and also the best option for the US to end the war as quick as they could.

In this essay, the author

  • Explains that the united states dropped the atomic bomb on hiroshima, japan, on august 6, 1945. it was justified because of the attacks by japan on pearl harbor, which happened three years before.
  • Opines that the united states was correct in attacking hiroshima with the atomic bomb because of the unannounced strike on citizens and the american naval fleet at pearl harbor.
  • Explains that the war had never been fought on american soil before pearl harbor — there were no threats from japan or any nation to launch an attack on america. the us invested millions of dollars on developing the atomic bomb, which saved hundreds of thousands of lives.
  • Explains that after the attacks on pearl harbor, the united states resolve was thumped. they began dealing with the manhattan project, where they investigated and made atomic weapons.
  • Compares the battles in okinawa and mainland japan and concludes that dropping atomic bombs on hiroshima and nagasaki was justified.
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