Essay on The Bombing Of Hiroshima And Nagasaki

1217 Words Aug 17th, 2015 5 Pages
Envision a normal day in your home town, then suddenly bursts of red in the sky, a deafening bang and debris of houses and infrastructure falling all around you. Before August 6th Hiroshima thought they were not going to be attacked, but then at 8:15am the first atomic bomb ever used, was dropped in this city. The nuclear bomb, named Little Boy was dropped in an attempt to make Japan surrender, but as a consequence, Hiroshima was demolished and over 70,000 people were instantly killed. This disaster was then followed by the bombing of Nagasaki on August 9th. Numerous factors involved in the decision to bomb Hiroshima and Nagasaki. The motives of politicians, key events before the attack and effects of the bombing can provide evidence to if the decision to drop the bomb was justified or not.
Einstein and several other scientists told Roosevelt of Nazi Germany’s effort to purify uranium, which could be used to construct an atomic bomb. The United States Government began the serious undertaking known then only as "The Manhattan Project" (Carradous, G. 2012). This project was committed to expediting research that would produce an atomic bomb, which was to be used to bomb Japan. The decision to drop the bomb was made by the US President Harry Truman on terms of ending the Second World War. Arguments state otherwise, being that the drop of the bomb was only in defence and a tool used to intimidate the Soviet Union. But the question remains, was the decision justified?
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