Why Was The Atomic Bomb Justified

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In 1945 during the height of World War II, the United States dropped the atomic bomb on Hiroshima and Nagasaki, Japan. Many historians and government officials have argued that the atomic bombing was a War Crime or unjustifiable by any means. However, the world was at war, thus, the United States were completely justifiable for dropping the atomic bomb on Hiroshima and Nagasaki, Japan. There are four main reasons why dropping the bombing on Hiroshima and Nagasaki were justifiable firstly, it causes Japan to quickly surrender. Secondly, the United States purpose of dropping the atomic bomb was to stop and/or slow down means of operations for the Japanese. Thirdly, it prevented a million American soldiers from losing their lives. Lastly it helped …show more content…
First, the United States wanted Japan to quickly surrender since, Japan was the last one of the big the 3 [Axis Powers]. Second, the main focus of the atomic bomb was to stop means of operations for the Japanese’s, since it is difficult to continue fighting when you don’t have supplies. Third, the use of the atomic bomb saved potentially a million of US Soldier’s lives since using the bomb made it so that a ground invasion was not necessary. Finally, the defeat of Japan helped quickly end the second Great War thus, making it justifiable means for dropping the atomic bomb. Logically, this was the best decision at that time, the United States wanted to even the score with Japan, but also overall end the war. Additionally, the US was put in a position where they needed to do something; Italy and Germany were already defeated, and the last one standing in their way was Japan. Understandably, the USA was the closed country, since it was a battle of the pacific, and the United States had control of Iwo Jima. Thus in conclusion, the dropping the atomic bomb on Hiroshima and Nagasaki, Japan was beyond justifiable due to those four

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