Essay on America's Decision to Drop the Atomic Bomb on Japan

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America's Decision to Drop the Atomic Bomb on Japan

They are several reasons why America dropped the atomic bomb on Japan Hiroshima. Some are more important than others. 130,000 citizens died in that incident mainly children and workers because the bombed was dropped at approximately 8.16am in the morning. The reasons for America to drop the bomb were, America thought that Japan wanted world domination like Hitler did before he died, too save American lives, test the bomb because they had spent so much money on it, too gain power, to get revenge on Japan for attacking Pearl Harbour where 2,000 people were killed and America wanted revenge for P.O.W treatment of Okinawa and very vicious battle.
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The USA would have felted their capitalist power was undermined. Russia wanted to gain access to Manchuria so that they could control access to China and prevent capitalism getting a stronghold in the east. Lastly Stalin invaded Manchuria. He invaded Manchuria because he wanted to spread communism to Japan and this was his key to opening the doors to communism. ‘If this thing works I’ll certainly have a hammer on those boys’ Truman’s speech. He said this meaning because he was a newly emerging super power he was the best and everyone would be happy. ‘Can I tell you what worries me? Russia’s influence in Eastern Europe ’Brynes speech. This shows us how much American wanted to make Stalin more controllable in Europe. It also suggests America saw China as a Buffer zone (protection zone) that would stop the spreading of communism. They felt threatened and wanted to feel safe.

Russia was invading Manchuria with the intentions of gaining access to China and doing the opposite of what America was doing.

There were also economical reasons for dropping the dropping of the bomb. America had spent $2 billon on building the Atomic Bomb the world first nuclear weapon and most expensive weapon in history, therefore they wouldn’t want it to seem to America they had wasted money so Truman had to prove its worth by using it on Japan. The American public would have

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