The Threat Of Nuclear Weapons Essays

1328 Words May 18th, 2016 6 Pages
World War 2 is considered one of the bloodiest wars in our history. It was the first time the world witnessed the destructive power of newly developed nuclear weapons by the Americans. It was the use of nuclear bombs that officially ended the war, but yet a lot of people condemned the United States for using such frightening and destructive weapons due to multiple reasons such as the deaths of innocent Japanese civilians, the probability of the use of such weapons in future wars which can cause further deaths and other negative effects that the nuclear weapons may cause. Although the use of nuclear weapons may seem immoral and they are indeed very frightening and destructive, America was justified in dropping the atomic bomb on Japan in 1945. The use of the atomic bomb destroyed the capability of Japan to continue to go to war, conquer other nations, and kill more people. According to President Harry S. Truman on August 6, 1945, “We are now prepared to obliterate more rapidly and completely every productive enterprise the Japanese have above ground in any city” (Document D). The Japanese empire was able to refuse the ultimatum to surrender that was issued to it by President Truman since it is still capable of waging war due to its ability of producing military supplies and also its citizens’ strong will to fight and not surrendering to the enemies. So with the use of the atomic bomb, Japan’s “...productive enterprise” or “...their docks, their factories, and…

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