The Pros And Cons Of The Atomic Bombs

analytical Essay
805 words
805 words

The gravity of the atomic bombings was not taken lightly by the nations surrounding Japan, but the United States refused to lose any more men in a long-winded assault; the enemy 's resolve was unmatched by American standards. Majerus states, "This firm resolution of the Imperial Army to fight out an all-or-nothing battle until virtually the very last man ultimately did not go unnoticed by US government officials." (5). Further proofs of these arguments were demonstrated by the Japanese when they deployed the kamikaze (suicide pilots) to Pearl Harbor. The raising question is, however, did decisional certainty regard any ulterior motive at the time considered to prevent the death of American troops, or had there been any considered possibilities within a peaceful resolution? This has sparked another theory among the nation 's scholars. Did the U.S. drop the bombs to save American lives, or to intimidate their rivaling ally, the Soviet Union? It was later revealed that the USSR was willing to help the United States in the assault of Japan. History teacher Brent Dyck states, "At the Potsdam Conference held in July 1945, Stalin told Truman that the Soviet Union was ready to help the United States and invade Japan on August 15." …show more content…

In this essay, the author

  • Argues that the atomic bombings were not taken lightly by the nations surrounding japan, but the united states refused to lose any more men in a long-winded assault.
  • Analyzes how japan was doomed to suffer the wrath of the allies' extreme methods. after the devastating blow to the country, truman ordered the destruction of nagasaki
  • Analyzes how the accounts of eye-witnesses serve as an opportunity to feel the war from the japanese perspective.
  • Analyzes okuda's question: how can we avoid atomic warfare from this point forward, whether carried out by nations or individuals taking up weapons?
  • Analyzes how india had a lot to say about the bombs in japan.

Dyck continues, "At 8:16 am on 6 August 1945, a US Air Force B-29 bomber dropped an atomic bomb over the city of Hiroshima. The ensuing explosion killed more than 80,000 men, women and children instantly." (26). After the devastating blow to the country, Truman ordered the destruction of Nagasaki nearly three days later. The Japanese were collapsing upon the impact of the first bomb, so why would Truman sacrifice the innocent lives of Japan to such a horrific fate twice? The invention of the atom bomb, conversely, seems more unjustified by the considered conditions, but even more distressing towards the innocent lives taken in

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