Why The Us Dropped The Bomb On Hiroshima And Nagasaki

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Hard Decisions
(Why the US dropped the bomb on Hiroshima and Nagasaki)

By, Stephen

The unspeakable act that was committed on August 9, 1945 was something that should never be forgotten. The people responsible should have been held accountable for every life that was taken that day, but sadly they were not. This paper will discuss why such an act accord and how it could have been solved in a much more peaceful manner. Not only did our government commit genocide that day, but in the process of making this weapon which they were calling The Manhattan Project they spent over 2 billion US dollars. This money could have used to help end the war in a more peaceful manner. Instead we used the money to create a weapon that ended the life’s of seventy thousand people. There were plenty of ways this could have been solved peacefully. One of the ways we could have resolved this peacefully was by simply demonstrating it to the Japanese. This could have shown them that we were not playing when it came to winning the war, but our government was scared of the bomb not working and embarrassing them self’s. It did work though. Just not during a demonstration. This option was clearly not discussed to the fullest extent. Now there was another option as well which was to let the war continue until the Japanese eventually lost which they would have if given another month. This would have led to more lives being lost though, so it was not the ideal option for the US. The best option would have been to negotiate a peace treaty which would have worked mainly because the Japanese were losing the fight and the faith of their people. The effects of this bomb were devastating. The blast was the equivalent of 15,000 tons of TNT. It leveled anything within 5 miles of the blast sight, and…