Hiroshima Bombings

Hiroshima Bombings

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  • Date Submitted: 02/11/2011 3:36 PM
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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 mammoth event took place people have debated whether the U.S.A. should have drooped the bombs on Hiroshima and Nagasaki. Opinions on whether it was right or wrong differ, an absolutist might say that you are killing so it is wrong. But and a relativist would say that in the long run you would be saving thousands of lives both civilian and military. Is that not what all military leaders strive for? But was it fair to pick a civilian target? Is it a war between soldiers of a nation or the nations them selves? How these questions are answered questions dictates what your opinion on this controversial subject is. Why did president Truman drop the bomb and was he right to drop it where he did?

The People of the United States did not want a war. The President knew that a long war would not be in the best interest of the United States and the whole world but something had to be done. The people of the US and the world already have had enough of war and all of its effects. President Truman had a strong desire to end this war quick. The president had many options of dealing with Japan. The president could have ordered the armed forces to invade the mainlands of Japan. He could invite the dignitaries to a site and demonstrate the power of the atomic Bomb for them to see and be warned. He could drop an Atomic Bomb on selected industrial sites and Japanese cities. The president could wait for the Soviet Union to enter the war as planned on November 1945. Finally, he could mediate a compromised peace and end the problem with Japan without war. President Truman had a difficult decision to make. The Japanese were known for not giving up in the time of war. President Truman...

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