Harry S. Truman's Truman Dilemma Case Study

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Harry S. Truman had a lot of moral dilemmas to face we he was trying to decide if he wanted to drop the atomic bombs. He had to think of the innocent people he would kill with the atomic bomb and he also had to worry about the Soviet Union feeling threating by the attacks. The reason Harry S. Truman wanted to bomb Japan was because on December 7, 1941 Japan decided to attack and bomb the Pearl Harbor. Japan destroyed twelve ships with a hundred sixty airplanes included, of those twelve ships was the famous U.S.S. Arizona and the U.S.S. Oklahoma. Japan also killed over two thousand three hundred American soldiers. The attack on Pearl Harbor cause the United States to enter World War II. After the attack on Pearl Harbor Harry S. Truman released …show more content…
Truman faced was with the United States soldiers. Harry S. Truman had to make a choice whether he wanted to send troops to Japan or drop the atomic bombs on Japans blockade. Fatigue played a major role in why Harry S. Truman didn’t want to send the troops to Japan. The United States troops had just finished fighting the Germany army (Nazis). The hardship that the United States army faced during their fight with the Nazis in Germany was very difficult. Finances also played a huge role in the American army going over to Japan and fighting in World War I. It is very expensive to fund a war where you have to go to another country to fight a war. Truman didn’t want America losing the war to the Army being tired or by bringing the United States to a plummeting end financially if he was to send the army over to …show more content…
The non-violent way consented of a safe less expensive way of getting Japan to surrender. They would simple advise Japan that surrendering would eventually save their countries in a lot of different aspects. That was the number one plan and the one Harry S Truman was hoping they would choose. Plan number two consented of a project called “Manhattan Project”. The Manhattan Project plan consisted of lots of mass destruction and lots of lives lost. This was the plan that would for sure make the Japan surrender because it would destroy and eliminate Japan. It would make Japan to where they have to rebuild financially and they would have to worry about the health of their people instead of them retaliating on the United States. This plan is costly and very dangerous to both. There were a lot of questions about this plan. Like when they are in route would Japan be ready to surrender or when they are dropping the bomb would it be too late for Japan to go peacefully. Would taking innocent lives be the best thing to do? All those questions were consisted within that one plan. He had to choose between the two it was one or another and it all depended on what Japan chose. Japan had the chance to pick their own poison. It was either non-fatal or very fatal to their

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