Pearl Harbor Decision Analysis

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December 7th 1941, the war still raging in Europe between the Axis Powers Block led by Germany in one side and the allies consisting of the United Kingdom, France and Poland in the other side. At the same time in another part of the world, the United States of America was still in its era of isolationism. This era will end at 7:55 am when the Japanese decided to attack Pearl Harbor. The unprovoked attack was a reason enough to rally all the citizens of the US to join World War II. By 1945 president Truman made a radical decision that will change the course of history. In his way to avenge Pearl Harbor among many other reasons, he decided to use the first atomic bomb on two Japanese cities Hiroshima and Nagasaki. To this day, many still argue the morality of using the atomic bomb. However, President Truman’s decision was a wise and calculated decision because of many reasons: It avenged the attack on Pearl Harbor, it saved many American and Japanese lives by avoiding a mainland invasion of Japan, It moved the US from the 17th to 1st military power in the world and stopped the Japanese ambitions to control the Pacific. World War II was one of the deadliest most ferocious wars the world has ever known! Within six years over 29 million people have died from many countries of which more than half were civilians. The war …show more content…
That was the last element necessary to bring Japan too its knees and finally end world War II.
The atomic bomb not only ended the war but also positioned the United States as the number one in military power and allowed it to lead the world militarily, economically and industrially. With the rise of the Soviet Union after the defeat of Nazi Germany, the US needed to send a clear signal to the rest of the world that it is in charge and no other nation would dare invade its

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