Truman's Decision To Use The Atomic Bomb Justified Essay

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“Harry S Truman’s Decision to Use the Atomic Bomb.” National Park Service, https://www.nps.gov/articles/trumanatomicbomb.htm. Nps reports Harry Truman's decision to use the atomic bomb. The US and Japan were in World War 2 constantly fighting each other until the US found a deadly weapon to end the war. The US had created two atomic bombs for just this use. Harry Truman was the president of the United States and it was his choice to drop the bombs or wait. He had 4 choices. Conventional bombing on Japan. A ground invasion on Japan. Demonstrate the power of the atomic
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After the Japanese fleet was destroyed at Leyte Gulf on October 1944, The U.S. was able to carry out contested bombing on Japan. This made the Japanese's position useless and they could not handle any more of this, yet the U.S. still dropped the bombs which was taking it to fare. Japan had lost power to their air units and their Navy, so they could not do anything to defend against a simple ground or air strike again them. They had also lost their access to food, water, and oil which messed up their economy very much. The Japanese then went to Russia for help. Harry Truman later said after he dropped the bombs that they were not to kill Japan's people, but to save millions of American lives by ending the war. They were trying to make the U.S. citizens happy and feel safe. According to the Japan, they would have surrender due to a simple ground or air attack. The U.S. did not know if the bombs would even work so this made Truman's decision very much harder than it was previously. On July 15, the Americans had proved that the bomb would work, and there was no time to negotiate with the Japanese, so they decided to drop the bombs on Hiroshima and Nagasaki. So, on August 6, 1945 America dropped the bombs on Japan. If the Americans hadn't dropped the bombs, then 2 days late the Russians would have waged war on Japan. The U.S. had the decision to wait for the Russians to invade which would end the war or end it themselves by …show more content…
A World War 2 veteran gets irritates whenever he is asked if he thinks it was justified to drop the bombs on Japan. HIs reasoning for this is that it ended the war. It saved millions of American and Japanese lives because of the bombing. Even though thousands of Japanese lives were took in those bombings, it saved many of other lives. Whenever America did a ground invasion on Japan it was likely that Japan had won because they had the toughest fighting spirit ever. Japan would not surrender easily so this made it hard for America to have any other options. The bombing saved many lives because of the carnage of the ground invasions. If the U.S. wouldn’t have dropped the bombs, millions of American lives would be lost in the ground

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