Decision To Drop The Atomic Bomb

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The decision to drop an atomic bomb on the cities of Nagasaki and Hiroshima, respectively, was, simply put, a foolish, rash, and depraved action that could be classified as a diplomatic blunder, among other things; certainly it could not be seen as either a military necessity or a scientific experiment: for scientists already knew enough about their project to determine the consequences, at least in the short term, such that if the dropping was an experiment, it was the most morally depraved one ever conducted in the history of man; some historians and other contemporary world leaders apparently believed that the bomb would yield diplomatic benefits and impress the Soviets in such a way as to prevent mounting hostilities--almost fifty years of subsequent history attests to this faulty view; and finally it was not so much a military necessity to drop the bombs as it was only necessary to fulfill American war aims of the unconditional surrender of Japan and US domination, not to create peace.
First, it is evident that the dropping
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Document G claims that the bomb would demonstrate US power to the Soviets and thus somehow diffuse tensions by impressment. Clearly the US 's atomic capabilities worsened tensions and relations as the Soviets rightly feared the American dogmatic crusade to eliminate communism and the US ability to use atomic bombs to aid in that endeavor, resulting in the decades-long Cold War. Document F claims that the bomb was necessary to force a peace with Japan before the Soviets could enter the war, something which is seen by the author, Dwight Eisenhower, as catastrophic. Yet the Document also accurately notes the imminent Japanese collapse. So it must be that thousands of people were incinerated even though the war was about to end because two countries could not play nicely together and Soviet intervention threatened American

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