Hiroshima And Nagasaki During World War II Essay

1280 Words Nov 21st, 2014 6 Pages
The bombing of the Japanese cities of Hiroshima and Nagasaki during World War II, a horrific event that occurred over half a century ago, resulted in the deaths of at least 100,000 civilians and an unknown number of casualties that still grow daily. Though the desired end result was achieved, the attack cannot be easily justified. THE BOMBING OF H
There are many historians that believe the atomic bombing of the two Japanese cities is what won the war in the Pacific while others believe that the bombing only increased the date of Japan’s defeat, which was viewed by many people as inevitable. Another view of many advocates of the U.S.’s decision to use the atomic bombs against the Japanese population contest that while it may be true that Japan’s defeat was inevitable, if the U.S. had not used the atomic bombs against Japan, the deployment of ground troops would have been required. This action on the Japanese soil would have more than likely resulted in up to 500,000 military casualties and a horrendous number of civilians left in ruin. THE BOMBING OF H Thus, in following the teleological logic, the use of the atomic bombs was a just and ethical decision that ended the war and has proven thus far to be a deterrent of further nuclear war.
“At 1:45 a.m. on August 6, 1945, a US B-29 bomber, named Enola Gay, took off from Tinian Island in the Mariana Islands. It carried the world 's second atomic bomb, the first having been detonated three weeks earlier at a US test…

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