Reasons For The Dropping Of The Atomic Bomb

The world has been in war for 6 years but Germany has been defeated in Europe but the war in the Pacific is still going. Japan had quickly taken over many countries that it took the Allied forces some time to rally an army to oppose them. The attack that brought America out of their neutral state was the attack from Japan on Pearl Harbour. The major battles of the Pacific were Midway, Coral Sea, Guadalcanal, Singapore, Kokoda, Iwo Jima and Okinawa. Both sides lost a large number of soldiers and everybody wanted the war to end but nobody would back down. The dropping of the atomic bomb on Japan by America was unnecessary and America is not justified for its actions. Some may argue that it was reasonable for America to drop the bomb as they …show more content…
Japan had quickly conquered many Asian countries as they believed that they could stop Western influence coming into Asia by conquering and controlling all of Asia. Japanese soldiers followed Bushido code Kamikaze code were a moral code that included death before dishonour and defeat (history.com, 2015). Because of these codes casualties on the Japanese side were extremely high and also contributed to high losses on the opposing side. It is said this reason contributed to the dropping of the bomb if the Americans invaded the Japanese mainland casualties would go into the millions. The Japanese refused to comply to the decisions from the Potsdam Declaration as they were scared their Emperor would be put on trial as a war criminal and for a country that had been fighting so hard for several years to obey unconditional surrender, it would be a big decision that would require time. Things were looking bleak so the Japanese military was looking into surrender around May 1945 but the first Japanese supreme council meeting was on August 9th as it was then Russia had joined the War and the second Atomic bomb had just been dropped on Nagasaki (foreign policy,2015) . Even though the Japanese were running out of resources as their shipping, transport and industrial factories had been destroyed by American bombing, they still wouldn’t give up until …show more content…
The league of Nations prevented any deliberate bombing on civilians but America was not a part of the League of Nations so what they did wasn’t technically illegal. America had the technology and had been working on it for years so why shouldn’t they be allowed to use it. America had been continuously bombing Japan destroying their resources but still Japan wouldn’t surrender so America thought a very powerful atomic bomb would do the trick. America had planned for a Japan mainland invasion on November but they dropped the bomb earlier to see if they could prevent the predicted death of millions from both sides. A navigator from the plane that dropped the bomb was Dutch van Kirk, said that ‘it was not a war of our choosing. We were trying to end the war and end the killing … It was an extremely hard, deadly way to do it but in the long run it really saved

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