Essay on The Finishers

751 Words Nov 18th, 2015 4 Pages
The Finishers The use of the two atomic bombs in early August of 1945 was among the huge turning points that lead to the end of World War Two. The organization responsible for the research and development of these nuclear weapons was known as the Manhattan project. The development of this bomb changed the way scientists, as well as the rest of the world, looked at nuclear energy. It also help in bringing along one of the biggest arms races in history, the cold war. So why was this atomic bomb produced? It all started with the discovery of nuclear fission by German chemists Otto Hahn and Fritz Strassmann in 1938. This is what made the idea of creating an atomic bomb a very possible theory. The Manhattan project was created in 1942 …show more content…
On August 15, 1945, Japan announce their surrender at noon their time. September 2, 1945, japan officially signs the surrender agreement, known as V-J Day.
Dropping these two extremely powerful bombs on Japan might not have been the only option, but it was one of the best ones. “Atomic weapons ended the war without an invasion of Japan, which, she says, would have caused incalculable loss of life and may have brought the Soviet Union into the Pacific theater, redrawing the world map for the rest of the century, as it did in Germany.” (Arsenault, 2). Even though it caused a huge loss of life in Japan, it saved a lot of American lives in the sense that it eliminated the possibility of having to invade Japan. Japans immediate surrender basically marked the end of the Second World War since Germany had already surrendered in Italy on May 2, 1945. I believe that there is a reason that an atomic bomb has not been used since 1945. They are extremely destructive in every aspect. The use of them in World War one was justified by many different reasons but I don’t think they anticipated the lasting effect of the bomb. In my mind I can’t imagine the devastation of a bomb of that size being detonated today, and I don’t see many possibilities of an acceptable reason. Knowing the world today I’m sure there are people out there that are crazy or dumb enough to drop another atom bomb. The consequences would be extremely devastating. It would spark a chain of

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