The Inhumane Bombing Of Hiroshima Essay

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The Inhumane Bombing of Hiroshima Edward Bond once gravel stated, “We are still living in the aftershock of Hiroshima, people are still the scars of history.” World War II was an extremely gruesome period of time for both the United States and Japan. Many of the atrocities which took place are yet to be recognized as war crimes despite the clear evidence surrounding them. One of the most common crimes overlooked throughout the World War II era is the bombing or “incineration” of Hiroshima. Both Japanese and United States citizens believe if Japan continues to refuse to admit that they performed many wrong doings, the United States will also continue to deny it 's war crimes (U.S.). Japan citizens feel strongly that a contributing factor to Japanese hostility with the United States is the failure of the U.S. government to seriously scrutinize and act upon its responsibility for the criminal act held against Hiroshima. It is true that Japan chose to declare war on the United States by attacking Pearl Harbor; however the bombing of Hiroshima was a war crime due to civilian causalities and lack of a real threat. It is often thought that many citizens and government officials within the United States strongly refuse to categorize the Hiroshima bombing as a war crime only because of the lack of humanitarian law treaties throughout 1945. Despite the unofficial laws in place, the customary principles within 1945 and any war time have consisted of no indiscriminate attacks upon…

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