Many innocent lives were lost, as a result of the decision to use the atomic bomb. On August 6, 1945 the atomic bomb was dropped on the Japanese city of Hiroshima. War isn’t a welcome sight in the eyes of people, but some had to live in it and survive. The United States had to drop the atomic bomb for many reasons. The main reason it was necessary to drop the bomb because it would stop the war quickly. Even though, it was costly for both lives and money. Also the United States soldiers were undergoing harsh treatment by the unmerciful Japanese. Lastly the United States had to use the atomic bomb, because Americans had to defend themselves from another attack on United States soil, which would kill U.S. citizens.
World War II was the costliest war in history, it terms of lives lost. Approximately between 12 and 20 million military personnel were killed. Of these, 292,000 were Americans and 6,000 innocent United State citizens were murdered by our enemies. It has been estimated that if the United States had not dropped the bomb and had invaded Japan instead, the United States would have lost about a million soldiers. The Japanese suicidal fighting strategies greatly affected this number. The Japanese would rather die than surrender. Also the Kamikaze techniques of the Japanese fighters killed many soldiers. If this war would have continued we could of lost thousands more. Also up to this point we spent 300 billion dollars of war efforts. Many Materials and other objects were damaged. This number would have continued to rise if it had not been for the use of the atomic bomb. (World War II Atomic Bomb)
Unspeakable things happened to the American soldiers that were captured by the Japanese. Prisoners of war were tortured to death. Some were put into these marches, called Death Marches. The Japanese would line the American soldiers up into lines and would march them for long periods of time. A soldier was often killed for...