Atomic Bomb

Atomic Bomb

Throughout history many events have been observed or analyzed only from one point of view. In my opinion the atomic bomb issue is one of those cases where people weren’t concerned enough to try to study not only the consequences but the reasons of why the United States decided to take this historic decision.

I always thought that on the Hiroshima bomb issue the only two countries involved where the United States and Japan, but after reading some of the articles the idea of the Sovietic Union being involved on this made sense to me. The document that exposed the fact that the Sovietic Union was involved, was “Dwight D. Eisenhower, recollections of a July 19th meeting with president Harry S. Truman.” This document expressed that the Hiroshima atomic bomb wasn’t used to destroy the Japanese army, but to intimidate Russia, and to finalize the war before they decided to join the Japanese.

The other side of the story is shown in the first piece of writing: “Memoirs of Secretary of War Henry L. Stimson.” This side of the story was the only one I knew before reading all these articles. This article remarks the fact that the only purpose of the United States was to prompt and complete the surrender of Japan. It also mentioned that the complete destruction of Japan’s military power could open the way to tasting peace. “Harry S. Truman, radio address” shared the same opinion. In a more strong or deep way this piece of writing expressed that Japan was the only reason and target of the bomb, this article reflected the hate that Americans felt for the Japanese. It mentioned that the United States were right about using the bomb, because they had used it against those who attacked us without warning at Pearl Harbor, against those who starved and beaten and executed American prisoners of war.

After reading all the articles I have to admit that now I think that the reason for the United States to use the atomic bomb was mainly because they were scared about the...

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