The Big Decision
Although atomic bombs have only been used twice in a real life war situation, everybody knows how devastating, ravaging, and destructive one single A-bomb can be. During the sad and chaotic times of WWII, the speed of development of new technologies increased dramatically. This resulted in newer and more powerful inventions, one of which is the atomic bomb who's creation lied with Albert Einstein. The United States had many alternatives to ending the war quickly, without losing too many American lives. One of these prerogatives was to drop the newly developed atom bombs on major cities of Japan, such as Hiroshima and Nagasaki. U.S. President Harry S. Truman ordered the first atomic bomb - “Little Boy” - to be dropped on Hiroshima on August 6, 1945, and only three days later, on August 9, he ordered a second, bigger atomic bomb - “Fat Man” - to be dropped on Kokura (circumstances forced the plane to reroute to Nagasaki). After this, Japan Emperor Hirohito was compelled to surrender in order to save his beloved country. The United States only gave Japan three days to discuss the matter of surrender before they had dropped the second devastating A-bomb on Nagasaki. The U.S.A. should have given Japan more time to surrender, and if they would have done this, hundreds of thousands of lives would have been spared. Many people believe that it was not fair for the U.S. to give Japan so little of time to make one of the biggest decisions in the history of the world.
U.S. President Harry S. Truman gave Japan only three days to make a decision on surrendering between the bombing of Hiroshima and Nagasaki, this was not enough time for Japan to make an enormous decision that would be engraved in history forever. Hiroshima was hit by a 12,5 kiloton bomb on August 6, and only three days later, on August 9, a second bomb was dropped on Nagasaki (Wagner 135). The small amount of time that the U.S. allowed Japan to make was only three...