The Decision to Drop Atomic Bombs on the Japanese was Correct
The decision to drop the atomic bombs on the Japanese cities of Hiroshima and Nagasaki was certainly justified. Not only did this act swiftly end the war but it showed the Russians who held the upper hand.
There was simply no other way to win without dropping the bombs. It was evident at the time that the only way to end the war quickly, as well as establish an advantage over the Russians, was to provide a spectacular demonstration of American military power. Demonstrating the nuclear weapon to the Japanese with a “surrender or this will happen to you” type of ultimatum would have done nothing but made the Japanese fight harder and longer, causing hundreds of thousands of …show more content…
When President Truman learned that the atomic bomb had been successfully tested he dealt with the Russians firmly and aggressively during the negotiating between leaders of both countries. Prime Minister Winston Churchill stated, “He told the Russians just where they got off and generally bossed the whole meeting.” Essentially this sparked many significant cultural events, most notably the Cold War and the Korean War, in which the United States has come out victorious. One could say that the bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki have sparked events that have led to America being the most powerful country in the world. Without