The Pros And Cons Of The Atomic Bombs

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On August 6, 1945, during World War II, America dropped the first Atomic bomb on a Japanese city, Hiroshima. Three days later another atomic bomb was dropped on Nagasaki. Even after about sixty-five years, the atomic bomb droppings on Hiroshima and Nagasaki are still a heated point of controversy. There are many debates on whether the A-bomb droppings were the right decision.WWII was a tough fight and all countries involved were struggling. If this were my decision, I would have dropped the atomic bombs because they were necessary to end the war in the quickest and most efficient way.
First of all, America was struggling to end the war with Japan but, the Japanese were refusing to surrender. On July 26, 1945, at the Potsdam conference, there was an ultimatum made towards Japan. They were notified that they needed to surrender or be ready to be destroyed. Even after the warning, Japan refused to surrender. The code of Bushido was deeply ingrained in the Japanese which consisted of, “never be captured, never break down, and never surrender” (1.4, Wikipedia contributors). It wasn’t until August 15th that Japan’s Emperor, Hirohito, decided to unconditionally surrender. This was three days after the second
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America was trying to do the best thing for their country that would cause the least amount of death overall: “ a Normandy-amphibious landing would have cost about a million casualties. Truman believed that the bombs saved Japanese lives as well” (10, However, there is the argument that there were different ways to help end the war such as an invasion but, America was notably stronger than Japan and could easily end the Japanese existence while having hundreds of thousands of American soldiers die. Taking in consideration of American soldier’s lives, the best way was to use the bombs into forcing the Japanese into