Necessity Of Atomic Warfare Essay

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Necessity of Atomic Warfare The question on everyone’s brain since the end of World War II has been “Were the atomic bombs dropped on Hiroshima and Nagasaki necessary?” There are many arguments on both sides. For instance, if we had not retaliated against Japan so harshly they may have continued attacking us. The U.S. could have been seen as weak. On the other hand, many innocent people were killed. Opinions could go on for days and days but the fact is: Japan attacked us first. It was the United States or them. The President took the initiative to save his country and allies from further harm. There are actually many unknown truths regarding the Nuclear Arms Race. Germany’s involvement in the race for the atomic bomb was the key to the United …show more content…
direct involvement in the war. Germany had displayed its lead in the competition of building an atomic bomb. The U.S. began a strict regime to build an atomic bomb. With Germany feeling no need for a super-weapon in order to win, the U.S. was able to catch up and surpass them in building an atomic bomb. Scientists such as Major General Leslie Groves and J. Robert Oppenheimer worked on the Manhattan project for the Manhattan Project. They discovered the best and most efficient ways to separate isotopes and which isotopes were best. Without the U.S., Germany may have never been pushed to begin researching a bomb. Without Germany, the U.S. would not have been essentially force into the Nuclear Arms …show more content…
Without German competition and Japanese intervention, the U.S. may have never focused on atomic weaponry either. In retrospect, there may have never been a need for one. Sadly, as Pope Alexander once said “To err is human; to forgive; divine”. It is the animalistic instincts instilled into our DNA that causes us to seek territorial conflicts. The rational, human part of the brain is what causes us to feel guilt and seek forgiveness or grant forgiveness against those who offended us. Although the Japanese still hold grudges deep within their hearts, most Americans still feel as though we were justified in ending the war. From a purely logical standpoint, anyone without bias can see the blatant facts. The problem is that humans can never truly look at life without bias, no matter the case. If the United States had backed off of the atomic weaponry and chose to use conventional methods of warfare, many more casualties would have ensued than the partially evacuated cities. Both sides would have suffered much larger death tolls. The cold hard truth is that the United States beat everyone else to the punch and nobody likes

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