The Bombing Of Hiroshima And Nagasaki Essay

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It was July sixteenth, at 5:29 a.m., and a luminous explosion was resounding over the black scorched sand in Los Alamos, Mexico. The dirt screamed death and destruction, warning the world never to take the path of nuclear weapons. This was the testing of an atomic bomb, a model for a bomb that may demolish the innocent souls of those living in Hiroshima and Nagasaki, Japan. The building of the bomb to detonate on Japan is a point of much controversy. Many advocators for the lives of the Japanese have claimed that America will unjustly murder innocent lives, yet still others believe that bombing Japan will ensure Japan’s surrender and the end of the war. The decision to bomb Japan will result in the unnecessary annihilation of Japanese lives to terminate the war, and therefore, the bomb should never be dropped. Many officials and America’s representatives believe that without the bombing of Japan, Japan won’t surrender. Previous raids of the Japanese suggest this. On the island of Saipan, Iwo Jima, and Okinawa, hundreds of thousands of Japanese soldiers and citizens died defending their homeland. This determination comes from bushido, the Japanese warrior code that reads that death is more honorable than surrender. Despite how Japan’s determination may be evidence to support that Japan won’t surrender without the atomic bomb, more persuasive evidence suggests otherwise. Japan’s decisions and circumstances reveal their desire to surrender, without the need to use a bomb.…

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