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.
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.
Or would the world be better off if the bomb have never been built? I personally would not develop the bomb if there was an historical due over. Yes the main goal of the atomic bomb was to end World War II and make peace with the opposing countries, but it really wasn 't all that necessary. Truman pretty much dropped the bomb on Hiroshima and Nagasaki to scare Japan into surrendering. If you think about it, it was almost like revenge for the Pearl Harbor.
In May of 1945, with Germany’s surrender, the Allied forces achieved victory in Europe. However, World War II was not over, and fighting continued against the Japanese in the Pacific. To finally end the war, United States president at the time, Harry Truman, made the decision to drop the newly invented Atomic Bomb on two navel bases in Japan: Hiroshima and Nagasaki. Although this did lead to the end of the Second World War, President Truman’s decision has faced much controversy in subsequent years, mainly surrounding the morality of his actions. I believe that given the Japanese mindset and the fundamental nature of war, that the dropping of the atomic bomb was justified.
First off, it would be hard to imagine how Japan would have been surrendered without the atomic bomb. Therefore to save many American lives, President Truman believed that it was his duty to end the war as soon as possible. But the bombs took away innocent lives and killed civilians indiscriminately. “Atomic Age America” written by Martin
Many people believe dropping the atomic bomb was not necessary. When the United States was debating whether or not to use the atomic bomb they had ... ... middle of paper ... ...tact with them, while this happened the Japanese were more worried about what just happened to Hiroshima. This did not take the Japanese minds of off winning the war, this caused the United States to drop the bomb on Nagasaki, after this they surrendered. It was not enough with one atomic bomb, this goes to show that the Japanese would risk anyones lives to be victorious. This is why it was so critically for the United States to drop the bombs when they did.
The U.S. used the atomic bomb because it was the only way Japan would surrender, the world wanted to end the war as soon as possible with as little casualties as possible, and because of resentful feelings toward Japan. Japan often fought until the last man standing… the atomic bomb was the only thing that would force them to surrender. “Japanese were scornful of men who surrendered, and killed many of the sick or wounded along the way” (Collier, 69). This makes one ask themselves how the emperor could surrender if their troops were trained to kill off weaklings. Japanese leaders appeared determined to fight to their deaths.
The world changed on August. 6, 1945 when the aAtomic bBomb was dropped on Hiroshima and then again, August 9, 1945 on Nagasaki. President Truman decided to use the atomic bomb when the conflict with Japan was getting worse. Truman chose to save his soldiers, his blood, instead of trying to get mutual peace. The United States was not justified in dropping the atomic bomb on Japan because about 140,000 innocent civilians died on the spot, it cost the United States billions of dollars, and left Hiroshima and Nagasaki radioactive for many more years after.
If the United States was not to have used this weapon, an asset, as well as a lot of money, would have been wasted. By using the bomb, President Truman showed the Japanese that the United States and its allies were not going to allow them to run around the Pacific Rim and take over islands. The atomic bomb was obviously the deciding factor in World War II. The second atomic bomb was dropped on Nagasaki on August 8, 1945. Japan announced its surrender six days later and ended the war.
The atomic bomb was one of the most powerful weapons to be built during this time. Truman may not have been aware of the aftermath causes and effects it would have but he knew just how powerful this weapon was. If I was in Trumans place I would not have dropped the bomb. Many military leaders urged the President against dropping the bomb as they believed it was not a military necessity. Several of the scientists who worked on the Manhattan project quit or resigned in protest over Truman’s decision to drop the bomb.