Essay about The Atomic Bombs On Hiroshima And Nagasaki

1495 Words May 20th, 2016 6 Pages
“Was the US justified in dropping the atomic bombs on Hiroshima and Nagasaki in WWII.” Discuss the benefits and costs that resulted.

The horrendous outcomes of World War I (1914 – 1919) truly terrified the whole world. Yet, followed by the war that supposedly ended all wars, the second war began (1939 – 1945). Lasting six years, with more than 60 million casualties, 6 times as many compared to the casualties in WWI. The deaths and the natures of war raises discussions of how cruel and inhumane war is, but it was the atomic bomb used to end WWII that remained controversial over the years. However, despite how many people have disagreed with the use of the nuclear weapon, it was absolutely necessary to end it. The US was reasonable for making this decision as they reduced the lives of American soldiers as well as Japanese lives that would have been lost if the weapon was not used. Also, there was several warnings given to Japan about the dropping of the bomb, and it acted as a punishment regarding the behaviours of the Japanese soldiers during the war. On the other hand, many may argue about the damages that Japan had to endure, there were several other countries suffering because of the actions of the Japanese troops.

First of all, it is undoubtedly true that the use of “Little Boy” and “Fat Man was cruel, nonetheless, because of the use of the atomic bomb, many lives were saved. It is estimated that 199,000 civilians in Hiroshima and Nagasaki died as the result.…

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