Is the Bombing of Japan Justified?
The United States was at war with Germany and Japan sided with Germany. Germany was already defeated by the Allied Powers and Japan was another axis power that needed to be stopped before they took over much of the world. Japan attacked the U.S. for no real reason in the attacks on Pearl Harbor and the U.S. warned them that they would bring them devastation if they did not surrender. They also had another chance to surrender after the bombing of Hiroshima. There was enough reasoning behind the bombing of Japan and they had plenty of warning. It was war and the United States was playing by the rules; nothing they did was politically wrong.
Japan was becoming a superpower in the world as they took over China and helped Germany gain the power that they had. They were strong and needed to be stopped while they could be. During the war, they bombed the U.S. naval base at Pearl Harbor to keep the U.S. from interfering with acts of the Japanese Navy. The U.S. was not interested in them unless it involved them or their allies. These attacks killed and injured thousands of American soldiers. For these two reasons, the U.S. decided to use their new knowledge of nuclear weapons to get Japan back for their acts and stop the rapid growth of the axis power.
The United States had a growing economy due to the demands of the war, even so soon after their depression. They had enough money to splurge on research to advance their weaponry. Some American scientists had once been some part of Nazi Germany and knew that they had research projects going on to make nuclear weapons, including bombs. They decided to create an atomic bomb for themselves. The “Manhattan Project,” its code name, was a top-secret project that involved the making of this atrocious device. After successfully testing it, American soldiers took the bomb and on August 6, 1945, dropped it above Hiroshima. Because Japan had not yet surrendered, another one was dropped on...