What Are The Pros And Cons Of The Atomic Bomb

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The bombing of Hiroshima and Nagasaki, Japan was a sad and tragic event that killed thousands of innocent Japanese people. This fatal event could have been prevented with a single decision from our American Government in 1945. Our American government and President Truman decided that it would be better to take the lives of Japanese civilians, than to use a different plan that could have saved their lives. Michael Barnes is correct when he argues about atomic bombs being unnecessary to use in World War Two, because it took the lives of innocent people, it may have been racially motivated, and alternatives could have been made instead of using this weapon of mass destruction. The atomic bombs took the lives of way too many innocent men, women, and children. Over one hundred fifty thousand people were killed instantly when the bombs were dropped. …show more content…
It cost the lives of too many innocent men, women, and children who had no part in the actions of the Japanese government and military. Surviving victims were left scarred physically and emotionally for the rest of their lives, of those, many of the victims would end up committing suicide. The fact that the use of the bomb could have been racially motivated is devastating. People who had nothing to do with the decision of bombing Pearl Harbor and battles against America had to give up their lives because of the hate that Americans had against them. If the United States government would have waited to see what happened when the Soviets joined the war against Japan, the atomic bombs might not have needed to be an option used against Japan. A weapon that can cause death and destruction on the level that the atomic bombs do should be the last option considered to use against a country. The atomic bombs were not necessary to use in the war against Japan. There are too many negative results that came from the bombing of Hiroshima and Nagasaki than

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