Truman 's Decision For Drop The Atomic Bomb Essay

1845 Words May 31st, 2016 8 Pages
Since becoming a superpower, the United States has often fought for its interests through tactics that many consider morally questionable. In September 1939, Germany invaded Poland, and WWII began. On December 7, 1941, Japan dropped bombs on the United States’ naval base at Pearl Harbor, and the United States joined the war. In 1943, American scientists worked to develop the atomic bomb in hopes of ending the war. When Truman became President, he had to make the world changing decision of whether or not to drop the atom bomb on Japan. Although Truman’s decision killed many Japanese civilians, continuing the war would have resulted in more American deaths and economic distress; therefore, Truman’s decision to drop the atomic bomb was justifiable. Rwanda is a small African nation with three main ethnic identities, Hutu (2) Tutsi and (3) Twa, which all have their beginnings dating earlier than 1895. Due to the Belgian colonization of Rwanda in WWI, existing tensions between the groups grew. By 1959, the Hutu were in charge of the post-independence government. In the mid to late 1980’s, Rwanda had a major economic downfall; frustrated Rwandans began a democratic movement in the early 90’s to overthrow the obviously corrupt government officials. By 1993, most Rwandans supported the Hutu, Habyarimana regime,which made the genocide of 800,000 Tutsis only one year later possible. On April 6, 1994, a plane carrying the Rwandan and Burundian president was shot down; the murderous…

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