Surrender of Japan

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  • Atomic Bomb DBQ

    force Japan to surrender.With the previous incendiary bombings of various Japanese cities the industrial capacity of the country was destroyed, and embargoes prevented Japan from receiving shipments it needed to supply the military and provide food for civilians. The United States had already defeated Japan; surrender was imminent with or without the dropping of the bombs. Instead of using the atomic bomb the United States could have demonstrated the power and destruction of the bomb on an island. Before the United States dropped the atomic bombs on Japan, they had already used B-29 Superfortresses to bomb many Japanese…

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  • Jus In Bello Analysis

    justifies the reasons and methods of war. Each principle has a set of criteria that must be met in order for the act of war and conduct in war to be considered morally justifiable. Ethicists and historians question whether the use of the nuclear bombs in Japan met the necessary and reasonable criteria of the jus ad bellum principle as well as the discrimination and proportionality criteria of jus in bello. As nuclear proliferation continues to be one of the greatest threats to international…

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  • World War II: Devastation In Japan

    Devastation in Japan On August 6, 1945, a historical event occurred that will prosper in many Americans lives. Two years and a half of constructing the world 's most magnificent devastation human race has ever seen. A justified weapon used by President Truman’s decision on Japan to surrender and end WWII. Alternately, in the long run, the the bomb saved more lives that would have been lost in the war. The Americans made a smart decision when dropping the bomb, because it led to future…

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  • How Did Truman's Decision In Dropping The Atomic Bomb

    appeared over Hiroshima, Japan at approximately 9:15 in the morning and began its destruction. This was the first atomic bomb to be dropped. Shortly after the two bombings in Hiroshima and Nagasaki, the surrender of Japan marked the ending of World War II. Although Harry Truman, American President, made a controversial decision that led to the start of the nuclear age, he made a stop to the Second World War. Since then, his decision has been subject to debate due to the high civilian deaths that…

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  • What Are The Causes Of Obama's Dilemmas

    Presidents of the United States have faced many dilemmas. Recently President Obama made the decision to violate a nations boarders to capture or kill this nation’s most wanted man, Osama Bin Laden. President Roosevelt’s first crisis was the Great Depression and his New Deal programs started the nation down the path to recovery. He also had to declare war on Japan because of the unprovoked attack on Pearl Harbor December 7, 1941. These are just a few examples of fairly easy, high profile…

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  • Effects Of The Inhumane Bombing Of Hiroshima

    The Inhumane Bombing of Hiroshima Edward Bond once gravel stated, “We are still living in the aftershock of Hiroshima, people are still the scars of history.” World War II was an extremely gruesome period of time for both the United States and Japan. Many of the atrocities which took place are yet to be recognized as war crimes despite the clear evidence surrounding them. One of the most common crimes overlooked throughout the World War II era is the bombing or “incineration” of Hiroshima. Both…

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  • Why Did President Truman's Decision To Use The Atomic Bomb

    nuclear weapons in warfare. The United States use of the atomic bombs on Japan, One of the most controversial decisions in history, resulted in the death of over 130,000 people and caused un-predicted effects on physical health and economic relations upon the world. Historians contrast the effects brought upon the world and justifications for using the atomic bombs as a solution to ending the war. The atomic bombs changed the world and brought devastating effects on the inhabitants of Japan.…

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  • Atomic Bomb Ethical Analysis

    The Moral Dilemma that Harry Truman Faced in Using Atomic Bomb on the Empire of Japan Introduction The ethicality of Truman’s decision to use atomic bombs on the Empire of Japan is questionable because there were alternative ways to end the war. The speed with which the second bombing occurred is also questionable, considering that it occurred only three days after the first bombing. Some analysts suggest that the emperor was not allowed ample time to analyze the impact of the atomic bomb.…

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  • Pros And Cons Of The Bombing Of Hiroshima

    cost to make the bomb and prior to the bombing, the Japanese were given numerous chances to accept unconditional surrender. In short it is a justifiable act since it brought benefits with it’s actions that could not have been achieved through conventional terms. The Manhattan Project was the codename for the US led effort to develop and successfully use an Atomic Bomb. the Manhattan Project…

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  • Was The Atomic Bomb Justified

    In the 1940 's, the United States dropped two atomic bombs on Japan ending World War Two. The bombs speedily ended the war with Japan, but not without consequences. Since conquering Japan by land took a lot of resources and manpower, it resulted in many American lives unnecessarily lost. Eager to end the war, President Harry S. Truman decided that the atomic bombs must be dropped on Japan. While it was necessary to drop the atomic bomb on Hiroshima, dropping another atomic bomb three days later…

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