Decision To Drop Atomic Bomb On Japan

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Many people argue on the decision of United States to launch atomic bombs on Japan during the final weeks of the Second World War, the first bomb was dropped on the city of Hiroshima on 6 August 1945, resulted in the death of about 135,000. The second dropped on Nagasaki on 9 August, killed at least 50,000 to 6400 people. These actions   brought about the surrender of the Japan and an end to World War II,  With regards to contemporary nuclear issues, one great controversial question of history remains until todaycan the use of the atomic bombs on Japan ever be justified? with the Truman decision to drop the atomic bomb claimed that the total death toll of at least 237,000 civilians was a small price to pay as an alternative to the number of lives lost on both sides had the war keep on..

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There were 90,000 buildings in Hiroshima before the bomb was dropped; only 28,000 remained after the bombing. Of the city’s 200 doctors before the explosion; only 20 were left alive or capable of working. There were 1,780 nurses before-only 150 remained who were able to tend to the sick. According to John Hersey’s classic work Hiroshima, the Hiroshima city government had put hundreds of schoolgirls to work clearing fire lanes in the event of incendiary bomb attacks. 

 

Some factors could have contributed to Truman’s decision to use the atomic bomb  on Hiroshima and Nagasaki one from the interplay of his temperament and several other factors, including his perspective on the war objectives defined by his predecessor, Franklin D. Roosevelt, the American public expectations, an assessment of the possibilities of achieving a quick victory by other means, and the complex American relationship with the Soviet Union.

 

From Truman’s Perspective; During World War I, Truman commanded a battery of close-support 75mm artillery pieces in France and personally witnessed the human costs of intense front-line combat. After returning home, he became convinced that he probably would have been killed if the war had lasted a few months longer.

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