The Pros And Cons Of WWII

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In the 20th century, the United States faced many issues within the nation and within the world. It overcame many obstacles and made many discoveries to come to what is our country today. This century was the most influential to society and America as a whole. One of the biggest worldwide dilemmas, however, was the Second World War, or WWII. This war began 1939 as Nazi Germany invaded many European countries. Then in 1945, the war came to an end. The United States’ opponent was Japan and after the attacks of Pearl Harbor on December 7, 1941, the government knew they must take action in war. On May 12, 1942, President Roosevelt ordered the construction of the first atomic bomb. With help from Albert Einstein, Enrico Fermi, Robert Oppenheimer and over 100,000 other scientists, thus was the Manhattan Project, a secret government based organization to construct atomic bombs, General Leslie R. Groves as its organizer. Government secrecy, censorship and discoveries were made during the process of creating a deadly weapon. On August 6th, 1945, one of the bombs, ‘Little Boy’ was dropped in the Japanese city of Hiroshima. On August 9th, 1945, the second bomb created, ‘Fat Man’ was dropped on the city of Nagasaki. Only two of four bombs created were used in war ever. WWII is the only time nuclear weapons were used in battle ever in the world. The outcome was a calamity for the citizens of Japan as over a hundred thousand citizens died. Although the atomic bomb did help America in the war, there is speculation and arguments discussed whether or not these bombs were beneficial to the nation or overall, necessary. However, there is no doubt that the creation and discovery of atomic weaponry greatly impacted America in various ways and is ess... ... middle of paper ... ...he public not trust the government and the Manhattan Project. In addition, the Strategic Arms limitation Talks was a treaty in which nuclear superpowers would have limits to the kinds of nuclear weapons they’d be able to create. This was beneficial because it reduced the fear of a nuclear conflict. Since then, weapons were soon destroyed and the treaty later became the Strategic Arms Limitation Talks. Overall, the Manhattan Project impacted America socially in many ways. The overall result of the Manhattan Project is simple but how it had impacted the nation socially, politically and economically is much specified and still impacts us today. One cannot argue that the Manhattan Project was a flaw for American as a nation but only that it was an achievement. In result, the Manhattan Project helped reflect America as a nation in various ways that are still seen today.

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