Was The Dropping Of The Atomic Bomb Justified? Essay

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Was the Dropping of the Atomic Bomb Justified? The atomic bomb is seen by many as a weapon of mass destruction and the deadliest weapon of all time. World War II was also considered by many as the most gory, and fatal war in all of history. The first and second atomic bombs ever dropped were dropped on the cities Hiroshima and Nagasaki by the United States military in the year of 1945. Prior to the dropping of the bomb, years of developmental experiments and research preceded. The Manhattan Project began in 1939 after the U.S. government gathered together a group of elite scientists and tasked them with making the world’s first ever atomic bomb. After roughly seven years of hard-work, the atomic bomb was officially war-ready. In those seven years, the U.S. had been ruthlessly attacked by the Japanese in the attack at Pearl Harbor, and due to that occurrence they joined the war. The war had taken a toll on both countries as they were both running of supplies and losing lives in the countless battles that occurred. Due to this, the United States gave Japan an ultimatum. They stated that if unconditional surrender was not accepted, the would bring complete destruction upon Japan. Unconditional surrender and the United States carried on with their threat, President Truman ordered the dropping of the first ever atomic bomb, and on August 6th, 1945, the “fifteen kiloton bomb was dropped,” (Toropov 1). This decision would go on to spark an uncontrollable plethora of debates…

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