Bombing of Hiroshima and Nagasaki Essay

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History I think that the bombing of Hiroshima and Nagasaki was not justified because it killed many innocent people, U.S. President Truman’s warning “prompt and utter destruction” is not the same as warning a country they will be atomic bombed, thousands more died of radiation poisoning. The bombing of Hiroshima and Nagasaki was not justified because there were lots of innocent people being killed. 150,000 people killed and wounded in Hiroshima, and 75,000 people killed and wounded in Nagasaki. The mortality was greater in Hiroshima because the city was located in a flat delta, in contrast to Nagasaki’s Urakami Valley. The Nagasaki-Urakami is enclosed by mountain ridges that shield the city. Nevertheless, the instant lethal effect revealed consideration of the use of these annhilative weapons in warfare can be tolerated by man now that nukes of far greater destructive power are now available. The U.S., dropped an atomic bomb on the people of Hiroshima on Aug. 6 and one on Nagasaki on Aug. 9, 1945. As more information has become available regarding the Japanese peace effort, the Japanese fear of losing their emperor, and U.S. advisors who offered other methods of winning the war, the debate has grown over whether the atomic bombings were necessary to save lives and win the war. A Warning to Japan Urging Surrender: Excerpts from President Truman's radio address to the American people, August 9, 1945 One of the first cases of Radiation Sickness discovered was…