Essay about The Atomic Bombs On Hiroshima And Nagasaki

1117 Words Dec 7th, 2015 5 Pages
In 1945 during World War II President Truman made one of the most important decisions of his presidency, dropping the atomic bombs on Hiroshima and Nagasaki. After much careful thinking, he reached the conclusion to deploy the two bombs known as “Little Boy” and “Fat Man.” Truman knew that due to the Japanese honor tradition of Bushido, or way of the warrior, there would be no end until one side surrendered. Because of the circumstances Truman was in at the time, he made what he thought was the correct decision. There did not seem to be a better solution, and a land invasion would have caused the loss of many more American as well as Japanese lives. President Truman was justified in dropping the atomic bombs on Hiroshima and Nagasaki because the bombings quickly ended the war, minimized the loss of both American and Japanese lives and ended up establishing the United States status as a superpower. The Japanese were making it clear that they would not surrender in defeat. The fighters believed they were fighting in the proud tradition of their samurai ancestors. But the ancient traditions of Bushido had been corrupted, and these modern soldiers found themselves being used as fodder for the state (Walker 17). Bushido is a Japanese term that translates to “the way of the warrior” and is the way the honored ancient samurai’s lived and fought. The modern Japanese government used this tactic in encouraging it’s soldiers to fight on and never surrender, to do so would bring them…

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