The bombing of Hiroshima and Nagasaki was morally justified because the United States had a legitimate reason at the time to use the atomic bomb, which was to save American lives. Before United States decided to drop the atomic bomb on Hiroshima and Nagasaki, they were using a tactic called Island Hopping. Island Hopping involved American forces occupying islands that leads toward Japan. Du...
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...g the islands. It could also encourage the Japanese to surrender quickly so that American lives will be saved from certain doom.
The stance of this argument could be rebut with the statement that the suffering of the inhabitants, which consisted mostly of people who aren’t able to participate in the war was immoral because they posed no threat at all towards the invading troops of the United States. The statement would be considered bias towards the invading American troops because it focused solely on the suffering of Japanese population without considering how much the American troops suffered throughout the war because they had a very high casualties from island hopping and also most the army was comprised of civilians that were forced to be drafted into the army meaning they also had no intention of harming anyone without the orders from the commander in chief.
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