Dangers Of The Atomic Bomb Essay
On August 6th, 1945, 70,000 Japanese citizens met their fatal end when the United States of America dropped the deadliest, lethal weapon ever known to man. The day that President Harry Truman made the most difficult decision, not only as President of the United States, but of his entire life, he impacted the fate of the world, even to this current day. To use or not to use the atomic bomb during the cold days of war was the landmark question that faced President Truman. He made the executive decision to drop the bomb, starting with Hiroshima, Japan; and from that moment, history was forever changed.
Perhaps, I am injudicious, but in my opinion, such extreme measures during a lengthy, ongoing war was not most rational …show more content…
Japan was out of line, naive, and undoubtedly resisting compromise. Alternatives to dropping the atomic bomb should have been explored before creating a divesting, life taking event. Why not demonstrate the power of the atomic bomb? Clearly, Japan had no idea that not accepting the surrender to the United States would ultimately destroy lives, land, and change the fate of Japan forever. If the United States would have explained and demonstrated the atomic bombs deadly rate before using the bomb in war, then Japan could have changed their mind about their surrender, but the United States did not give them that opportunity. We are a country that openly professes our Christianity morality, yet we did not even explore other options of wiping out entire cities, lives of all ages, and even American lives such as the prisoners of war who were being held in Japan at the time of the dropping of the first deadly bomb. The event that stands out the most to me as the most difficult to rationally explain is the dropping of the atomic bomb during the second World War. Although the event occurred due to lengthily battle, uncompromising agreements between countries, and unfathomable decisions made in short periods of time, the event itself should have been the final straw; not the first. With hundreds of thousands of lives lost on all parties of the war participants, one can only dream of a different outcome