Hiroshima And Nagasaki Persuasive Essay

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For years there have been debates about whether the Unites States should have dropped the atomic bomb on Hiroshima and Nagasaki. Dropping the bombs did allow for a swift end to the war, but thousands of people, citizens and soldiers alike, were still murdered, and both Japanese cities were decimated. People are still suffering from the leftover radiation today. The United States should not have dropped the atomic bomb. With knowledge of this new power the world would have something new and very dangerous to fight over. After effects of the bombs were not known at the time, and radiation was not fully understood, which should’ve been taken into consideration when deciding to use the weapon. Dropping the bomb could have also been avoided for …show more content…
Thousands of people, civilians and soldiers alike, were murdered. Both cities were decimated, and Japan’s economy was suffering greatly. However, the whole situation could have been avoided. Japan was already on the brink of surrendering when the U.S. dropped the bomb. If the attack would’ve consisted of regular bombs, the actions of the Japanese would have been similar, but there would have been fewer casualties and a lower chance of future world destruction. With the knowledge of nuclear fission and the power that comes with it, countries are constantly threatening each other with nuclear war. If a future nuclear war were to take place, there would be hardly anything left growing or living. Humanity wouldn’t necessarily be wiped out, but the world would not be a pleasant place to live any longer. Also, scientists working on the bomb were not fully aware of what they were dealing with. Nobody completely understood the consequences; the unknown after effects were terrible, ranging from blood injuries to cancer. Dropping the bomb was inhumane and brutal. So many innocent lives were lost and many lives were later affected. The dropping of the bombs on Nagasaki and Hiroshima were crimes against humanity and an unnecessary show of force and

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