The Atomic Bomb On Hiroshima And Nagasaki Essay

1286 Words Feb 6th, 2015 6 Pages
On August 6, 1945, and August 9th, 1945 the American Government dropped two atomic bombs on the Japanese cities Hiroshima and Nagasaki. The two nuclear attacks claimed a combined death toll of an estimated 135,000. The American Atomic attacks on Hiroshima and Nagasaki were strategically justified as using the atomic bomb would satisfy the U.S.’s end of war military and political agenda. This essay will explain in precise detail the tasks and challenges the USA needed to complete in order to bring a formidable conclusion to WW2, through reaping the benefits of the Atomic Bomb. Militarily, the atomic bomb was purposed to create a psychological effect, avoid the massive American invasion of Japan,(codenamed Operation Downfall). Alternative strategy to nuclear attacks posed a threat to the American Operation in Japan. Political pressure would be felt by President Roosevelt and later President Truman regarding the purpose of the Nuclear bomb within the White House and post-war Europe. Pressures involved the fear of greater American casualties in war efforts, causing an impact on the America’s public opinion toward their government, The American Leaders feared that If the atomic bomb was not deployed, outraged senators and taxpayers would force the Government to justify the two billion dollar Manhattan Project, additionally the United States would purpose the Atomic Bomb as a weapon of intimidation to obtain the upper hand over the USSR. The famous cliche “kill 2 birds with one…

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