Essay on Truman 's Decision On Dropping The Atomic Bomb

1326 Words May 16th, 2016 6 Pages
On August 6th, 1945, the Enola Gay took off with a package that marked a controversial day in history and the turning point in war. A large mushroom-shaped cloud appeared over Hiroshima, Japan at approximately 9:15 in the morning and began its destruction. This was the first atomic bomb to be dropped. Shortly after the two bombings in Hiroshima and Nagasaki, the surrender of Japan marked the ending of World War II. Although Harry Truman, American President, made a controversial decision that led to the start of the nuclear age, he made a stop to the Second World War. Since then, his decision has been subject to debate due to the high civilian deaths that were caused by the bombs. Truman’s decision in dropping the atomic bomb against Japan was justified by Japan’s refusal to surrender unconditionally, the potential death toll from a homeland invasion into Japan and the retaliation of Pearl Harbour.

By 1945, World War II was already approaching the near end of a very long, bloody war. American President, Harry Truman, sped up the process and the demand of ending the war by deciding on what is now a very controversial debate; the dropping of the atomic bomb. Due to the large number of civilian casualties, the subject is deemed a crime against humanity. Approximately 150, 000 civilians had died due to the bombing of Hiroshima and Nagasaki. As a result of the high death toll between the two Japanese cities, the use of the atomic bomb is seen to be unneeded and morally corrupt.…

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