Essay On The Justification Of The Atomic Bomb On Hiroshima And Nagasaki
The horrendous outcomes of World War I (1914 – 1919) truly terrified the whole world. Yet, followed by the war that supposedly ended all wars, the second war began (1939 – 1945). Lasting six years, with more than 60 million casualties, 6 times as many compared to the casualties in WWI. The deaths and the natures of war raises discussions of how cruel and inhumane war is, but it was the atomic bomb used to end WWII that remained controversial over the years. However, despite how many people have disagreed with the use of the nuclear weapon, it was absolutely necessary to end it. The US was reasonable for making …show more content…
On the other hand, many may argue about the damages that Japan had to endure, there were several other countries suffering because of the actions of the Japanese troops.
First of all, it is undoubtedly true that the use of “Little Boy” and “Fat Man was cruel, nonetheless, because of the use of the atomic bomb, many lives were saved. It is estimated that 199,000 civilians in Hiroshima and Nagasaki died as the result. Immediately looking at this number, people would assume that there was no way America would be given a justification. However, we need to consider the other plan that the American servicemen would be forced to undertake if the bombs were not used. The second choice was to make Japan surrender by actually invading the mainlands, which would have lengthened the the war and increased the death rate. Approximately, there would have been 1,200,000 casualties, according to Joint Chiefs of Staff in April, 1945. Even though soldiers are expected to fight and sacrifice themselves for the sake of their country, they too are humans, and their lives are not worth any less than the civilians. Additionally, 100, 000 Allied prisoners