The Atomic Bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki

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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. A final reason is that the work the Americans and British did on the atomic bomb, would be an evolution of modern-day weaponry. The opinions on the atomic bomb and its use have been questioned for the past 69 years. The creation and use of atomic bombs on Hiroshima and Nagasaki during World War II, was a necessary measure to end the war because the lives of Allied nations citizens needed to be protected. Many things about the events leading up to the atomic bombings need to be understood before main points and reasons can be explained. The beginning of the war started with Hitler and his Nazi Germany wanting to take land back from which they lost after the Treaty of Versailles. The Treaty of Versailles brought an end to the First World War. Hitler rose to power in Germany, thanks to a terrible economy and a need for leadership. Hitler joined the countries of Germany, Austria, Italy, and Japan to create the Axis. Japan was the most secluded country involved with the Axis because it was on the only country in the Pacific. The Japanese conquered much of the Pacific theater including parts of East Asia. The Japanese Navy held control of the entire Pacific, west of Hawaii. On December 7th, 1941 the Japanese attacked Pearl Harbor, leading to the addition of ... ... middle of paper ... were a largely important reason for the creation of the atomic bomb. The research that the Nazi’s had done, was another fear that the Allies had to understand. A third point or question was, whether the casualties of using the atomic bomb were worth it. A final reason the bomb was created was to continue the evolution of modern-day weaponry. If the United States hadn’t created and used the atomic bomb, the world might be a completely different place, with different rulers and governments in charge. Works Cited Admin2. “10 Interesting Atomic Bomb Facts.” In Fact Collaborative. In Fact Collaborative, 28 Nov. 2011. Web. 24 Feb. 2014. “Harry S. Truman.” The White House. United States, n.d. Web. 25 Feb. 2014. . “World War 2 Atomic Bomb.” World War 2., 2014. Web. 24 Feb. 2014. Yass, Marion. Hiroshima. New York: G.P. Putnam’s Sons, 1972. Print.
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