Essay On The Atomic Bomb On Hiroshima And Nagasaki

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“Was the U.S justified in dropping atomic bombs on Hiroshima and Nagasaki during the Second World War? Discuss the benefits and costs that it resulted.”
1. Introduction
During World War Two, the U.S dropped two atomic bombs on the cities Hiroshima and Nagasaki, causing high death rates upon the Japanese. Many people may argue that the bombings were devastating and have had a dreadful effect on people’s lives. However, world war two was not a disagreement to cause destruction towards the countries. The U.S was justified in dropping atomic bombs as it was an alternative to end the war at an instance and to also prevent the death rate of civilians. This was also necessary as it was America’s desire to shorten the war if the Japanese surrendered.
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As a result, the leaders of America used the bomb to display their power against Japan and to also show the other countries their status; having nuclear weapons and are not afraid to use them. The day after the attack on Pearl Harbour, the U.S had declared war on Japan and ultimately, avenged the deaths of Pearl Harbour with the bombs dropped onto Hiroshima and Nagasaki. Until the incident at Pearl Harbour, the war was never as serious until each civilian was horrified of being crushed with explosions that were unprovoked and unwarned. This was a coward act and had killed thousands of innocent people, for a war that was not fought by them. The bombing of Pearl Harbour most certainly trigger the U.S to become furious and wanting revenge. This sparked a flame inside the country and didn’t go out until World War Two ended. The dropping of the atomic bombs was powerful and explosive, leaving an impact and killed many people. When the attack on Pearl Harbour was over, the only choice America had, was to end the war once they were successful in defeating Japan. The United States was justified as they used these weapons causing destruction, but was a method of saving more of American …show more content…
However, it had immediate effects on Japan’s involvement in the war.
Many may state that there were unforgettable memories of the short term effects held against many civilian’s lives. The bombs that were dropped on these cities have led to Japan’s surrender but the impact left behind is not yet forgiven. The dropping of the bombs did much more than ending the war in the Pacific. Many building were crushed and the cities became a dumpster area where many dead bodies laid. However, the dropping of the atomic bomb help stopped Japan’s involvement with World War Two. If the American’s didn’t do this, they would’ve been in a much worse situation and would raise up to surrender.
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