The two bombings had opened the world’s eyes to the destructive power that could be unleashed by man. The bombs had raised hell on earth for those few minutes and produced a tremendous amount of casualties. The way people had died was shocking... ... middle of paper ... ...ited “Coalition to Reduce Nuclear Dangers.” Comprehensive Test Ban Treaty Site. 1999. “Cold War.” The Concise Columbia Electronic Encyclopedia, Third Edition .1994: Columbia University Press.
Less than a month later, atomic bombs were dropped on Hiroshima and Nagasaki in Japan (Rosenberg). There are many people who oppose the use of the atomic bombs; though there are some that believe it was a necessity in ending the war. President Truman realized the tragic significance of the atomic bomb and made his decision to use it to shorten the agony of young Americans (“Was the Atomic Bombing”). The president knew of the way the Japanese fought. They fought to the death and they were brutal to prisoners of war.
The statement can be taken as either we should have gotten them back, or that dropping the bomb was only revenge. Many people disagreed with the dropping of the bomb for many different reasons. The bomb had cost two bil... ... middle of paper ... ...ices put an abrupt end the war, Little Boy and Fat Man, the most destructive weapons ever conceived by the mind of man, had stamped finish to the bloodiest, most destructive conflict in man's history. August 14, 1945. World War II was finally over (Hirschfeld 205).
On August 6, 1945, the United States dropped an atomic bomb in Hiroshima, Japan and many innocent civilians died from the bomb. When the bomb was dropped, basically the whole city died, and many died after the explosion from radiation poisoning. I personally think that President Truman's decision wasn’t was justified, because it seems unethical to drop an atomic bomb in a heavily populated city where many innocent civilians died. The Japanese were already defeated and they were ready to surrender. World War 2 was mostly fought in Europe during 1939 to 1945.
At this point America knew what is was doing yet they continued to wreck Japan. When the second bomb, “Fat Man”, was dropped on Nagasaki the terror was just the same. In seconds 40 percent of Nagasaki was in ruins. Not only did it blow apart everything in sight, but it also haunted the crops and lives for years after the bomb. “Two years after the bombing plants growing at ground zero presaged the frightening
At 8:15 a.m August 6, 1945 the atomic bomb was dropped above Hiroshima, killing estimate of 140,000 men, women, and children. Another 10,000 more died from radiation poisoning and survivors suffered from serve burns from the heat. Three days later another bomb was dropped on Nagasaki, killing some 40,000 instantly and several thousand more from radiation. Even with all this consequences a major question is still debated today. Was it moral to drop the atomic bombs on Japan to save American soldier lives?
August 6th, 1945, 70,0000 lives were ended in a matter of seconds. The United States had dropped an atomic bomb on the city of Hiroshima. Today many argue whether or not the U.S. should have taken such a drastic measure. Was it entirely necessary that we drop such a devastating weapon? To answer that first we must look at was going on in the world at the time of the conflict.
‘Were the dropping of atomic bombs in the cities of Hiroshima and Nagasaki a justified way to end World War Two?’. The answer is no, the bombings were not justified as Japan was already militarily and economically devastated, the explosion slaughtered thousands of guiltless civilians and President Truman seemed to have other political and experimental intentions rather than bringing an immediate end to World War Two. The bombings were not necessary as both Japan’s military and economy had been defeated and weakened. Even before the bombings, the United States had continuously attempted to destroy many Japanese cities with their intense fire bombings. For example, the night of March 9th, 300 American bombers attacked Tokyo, killing 100,000 residents (Weber, “Was Hiroshima Necessary?”).
To this day there is still controversy that if that atomic bomb was actually necessary to end the war, because of the number of innocent casualties suffered from the Japanese. The aim of this investigation is to answer the question: To what extent was the bombing of Hiroshima and Nagasaki necessary to end the war with Japan? To answer this question, the investigation will need to determine if there was justification for this type of action led by the U.S. government as well as the cons. The tactics of F.D.R., Truman, citizens and historians will be evaluated. Books and speeches about Pearl Harbor and speeches of the Presidents will be provided to answer the investigation.