World War 2 The Dropping Of The Atomic Bombs Findon High School/Hass Assignment

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In August 1945, two shattering new weapons, atomic bombs, were used without knowing the consequences of the aftermath of each bomb. Killing 70,000 innocent civilians and leaving thousands in both mental and physical torture (ushistory.org). Before Harry Truman became the President, President Franklin Roosevelt had the atomic bombs created for self-defence. When Truman inherited the role of President, after the sudden death of Roosevelt, the decision to use the atomic bombs as an offensive tactic to end the war was his. For years the issue has been debated as to whether or not Truman and America should have dropped the atomic bombs. “Truman stated that his decision to drop the bomb was purely military. Truman believed that the bombs saved Japanese lives as well. Prolonging the war was not an option for the President,” (ushistory.org 1). President Truman and the United States government made a fair decision by dropping the atomic bomb on the Japanese citizens in Hiroshima and Nagasaki during 1945. The bomb allowed the United States to appear more powerful and led to them influencing the rest of the world. The dropping of the atomic bomb was also a just response to the previous atrocities committed by Japan to other countries including the United States. In the long run, the bomb saved more lives that would have been lost in the war, since the bombs caused the Japanese to surrender and ended WWII. The Americans made a smart decision when dropping the bomb, because it led to future success for them and the rest of the world. The atomic bomb dropped on Hiroshima allowed the United States to have more influence around the world, thus allowing them to...

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