Was It Necessary to Drop the Atomic Bomb to End World War II?
“Now I am become Death, Destroyer of Worlds.” J. Robert Oppenheimer, quoting the Bhagavad Gita
“You should do your weeping at Pearl Harbor.” Harry Truman
On the eve of World War II, scientists in Germany...
use of the atomic bomb by the United States has its pros and cons. However, when you look at it in perspective, it was a wise decision in diplomatic and political terms, but not so much in ethical terms.
The main argument anyone can make in opposition to the use of the atomic bombs is: why did the...
The atomic bomb is one of the most feared and thought of weapon in modern warfare. It can bring a civilized and well structured country to it knees,economies in shambles and most importantly ends to wars or commence new ones. Japan a country trying to strive at that time saw no bigger threat than...
This generation has never witnessed the impact of a how deadly an atomic bomb can be. But in 1945, the U.S. dropped an atomic bomb on the cities of Hiroshima and Nagasaki. This action ended World War II but also killed hundreds of thousands of people. The first bomb was dropped on the city of...
act now. We need to carefully weigh the pros and cons of the use of the atomic bomb. Therefore the question is should we use nuclear weapons or should we not? The possible outcome and the effects of the massive atomic bomb forever change America and Japan.
The atomic bomb was never initially...
because Japan bombed Pearl Harbor in Hawaii. Eventually there would be a lot of fighting. Franklin Roosevelt then gave permission for the making of an atomic bomb to be dropped somewhere in Japan. As they were making the atomic bomb they had to figure out which plane would hold the atomic bombs. The Enola...
Tyler Dancause 3/29/11
Global 10 H. 7th Position Essay
The decision of the United States dropping the atomic bombs on Hiroshima and Nagasaki will forever be a debatable topic. There are pros and cons to every decision that is made, and I feel that the decision that they United...
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was simple, the successful completion of the bomb while keeping their progress a well-kept secret (Stinson 1.) These groups of advisors came up with the name the “Manhattan Project.” According to Mary Bellis, and an article on the history of the atomic bomb and the Manhattan Project, the most...
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...
initial bombing of Hiroshima before bombing Nagasaki, this could have lessened the casualties and saved the city of Nagasaki.
Dietrich,Bill "Pro and Con of Dropping the Bomb", Seattle Times, 1995http://seattletimes.nwsource.com/special/trinity/supplement/procon.html...
The Atomic Bomb
My topic is about the pros and cons of the use of the Atomic Bomb. The Atomic Bomb was first used in warfare at Hiroshima and Nagasaki in August 1945 and the bomb played a key role in ending World War Two. While you are reading this paper, you will find that I...
dropped two atomic bombs on Hiroshima and Nagasaki on 6th and 9th of August 1945 respectively. At that point of time, a majority of American citizens believed that dropping the bombs was absolutely necessary. However, it is an open question to historians as well as politicians whether atomic bombing on...
of fission and fusion." (Vicky: "Nuclear Weapon"). The destructive atomic bomb is an example of a nuclear weapon. The United States used the atomic bomb to destroy the cities of Hiroshima and Nagasaki, Japan in 1885, which killed nearly 250,000 people and virtually ended World War II. There are also...
The Justification is the Atomic Bomb
On August 6th, 1945 a very tragic incident happened in history. It seemed to be the start of a beautiful day in Japan but turned into a complete nightmare. The United States of America decided that they were going to join WWII when Japan intentionally attacked...
arms race would have would have went on and the standards would have been different and it may not have been just two cities but an entire country.
The U.S. Went through all the pros and cons of dropping the bomb some of the negatives were the effects that i would have on the people. The Atomic...
Effects on Humans. 2009. 28 Nov 2010
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♥ Pan, Wendy. "Ezine @rticles." The Advantages of Nuclear Energy. 2010. 29 Nov 2010 .
♥ Unknown, Unknown. "Time for change." Pros and cons of nuclear power. 2009. 29 Dec 2010 ....
pros and cons.
Basically, what I am getting at is that Japan was coming to an end. Japanese surrender was considered inevitable; it was just a matter of time. It was argued during that time whether the atom bomb would be necessary. I argue now that the bombing of Hiroshima was indeed a bad...
only reluctantly, on the basis of guess work and without definite knowledge that the "thing does work," may far outweigh the advantages to be gained by the immediate use of the first and comparatively inefficient bombs in the war against Japan. At the least, pros and cons of this use must be...
What were the pros and cons of dropping the bombs on Hiroshima and Nagasaki?
Jeremy crossly no more singing The pros of dropping the bomb were that the Americans could end the war with as little US soldiers, and Japanese dying as possible, because of the belief in Bushido the Japanese...
decided to drop atomic bombs on the Japanese cities of Hiroshima and Nagasaki and this created some controversy. Some people though it was a good idea to bomb Japan, while others say that 200,000 innocent people were killed. I believe that bombing the two cities was the right decision because it did...
What reasons did the US. have for using the atomic bombs towards Japan in 1945?
This investigation aims to assess the different factors leading up to the American president Harry S. Truman’s decision to use the atomic bomb as a mean to force Japan to surrender in 1945. In order to make an...
U.S. History II H
January 6, 2010
The Atomic Bomb:
The Decision to Drop it
America’s final decision to drop the atomic bomb on Japan in World War 2 has been one of tremendous controversy and is stilling being debated today. In fact, although many countries such as the United States, Russia...
atomic bomb before The Soviet
Union did, and Truman wanted to prevent anymore American casualties.
All throughout World War 2, Japan and the United States fought many battles one
including the surprise bombing of Pearl Harbor on December 6, 1941, the Battle of Midway,
battles at Iwo Jima and...
Truman and the Atomic Bomb
- Michael O’Neal
Dr. Ashrafur Rahman
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O’Neal M. President Truman and the Atomic Bomb. California: Greenhaven Press, Inc, 1990. 112 pages.
‘President Truman and the Atomic Bomb’ by Michael O’Neal...
their research on nuclear energy and sadly during year 1939 to year 1949, nuclear energy was only used for creating atomic bomb by many of the countries back then such as Japan, Germany, United States of America and etc. (Clarence, 1991). Nuclear power is generated by energy that is released either...
weapons for every kind of situation. This paper will talk about three different weapons used in wars: the airplane, chemical warfare, and the nuclear bomb.
When the Wright Brothers first successfully flew on their airplane, it was a revolution. Now planes have advanced so much that people can now fly...
. They were used to bombard two cities of Japan to convince them to forfeit. Despite its ability to cause destruction, nuclear weapons have guaranteed our security for two generations. Nevertheless, it is expensive to maintain nuclear weapons in a good condition.
On 1945, an atomic bomb was dropped...
Nuclear power is any nuclear technology designed to extract usable energy from atomic nuclei via controlled nuclear reactions.
A nuclear weapon is an explosive device that derives its destructive force from nuclear reactions...
Evaluate why the Americans dropped the bomb on Hiroshima and Nagasaki and whether it was necessary.
Why drop the bomb on Hiroshima?
Why drop the bomb on Hiroshima and Nagasaki? There have been a lot of arguments for and against dropping the bomb's on Hiroshima and Nagasaki. Since the day that that...