Justification Of War: Was World War II Justified?

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Imagine sitting around the table eating dinner on a regular Tuesday night when suddenly you are lying on the road, bleeding, and can’t seem to find your family. This is what the citizens of Dresden experienced on February 13th, 1945, when the Allies dropped more than 3,900 tons of explosives on the city, killing over 25,000 Germans. This was clearly a horrible event in history as were the other German and Japanese bombing attacks, but was this tactic justified? No, the strikes on the German cities of Dresden, Berlin, and Hamburg, and the Japanese cities of Hiroshima, and Nagasaki, were not justified because they killed mainly women and children, ………….. and they did not play any role in Japan surrendering. The Alies decided to bomb the cities of Dresden, Berlin, and Hamburg because they …show more content…
Germany bombed the British cities of Warsaw, Rotterdam, Belgrade, and London from 1939 to 1941. Years later the British, lead under Prime Minister Sir Winston Churchill, looked for revenge on Hitler and bombed Dresden, Berlin, and Hamburg. Casualties in Britain totalled about 60,000, while casualties in Germany totalled over 500,000 people. If Britain wanted to make the war fair, they would have stopped dropping bombs after equal persons had died. This was not the case as they continued to terrorize the country until there was nothing left. On August 6, 1945, and August 9, 1945, the United States dropped the atomic bombs, Little Boy and Fat Man, on the Japanese cities of Hiroshima and Nagasaki respectively. The United States felt this action was necessary to force Japan to surrender. A lot of people believe it was the droppings of the atomic bombs that caused Japan to surrender but two days after Little Boy was dropped, the Soviet Union declared war, and invaded Manchuria the following day. Japan was much more concerned about the Soviet

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