Atomic Bomb Justified Essay

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The Atomic Bomb was first used as a weapon in 1945. The nuclear assault came from The United States of America; it was directed at The Empire of Japan. More specifically, it was directed to the Hiroshima and Nagasaki. Many of these cities’ occupants were killed over just a three day span. Over 200,000 innocent civilians were killed or wounded at the hands of Americans. This use of the Atomic Bomb, the only time in history the Atomic Bomb was used as a weapon, is viewed by many as a massacre of innocent Japanese citizens. Of course, this is not the opinion of everyone. Many Americans view the military use of the Atomic Bomb as a just and righteous act. Justifying the attack, some may say that the Japanese received what they deserved. Americans had not entered fighting, even in Europe, until after the bombing of Pearl Harbor in December of 1941. Pearl Harbor is and was a great naval base in the Pacific Ocean on that Hawaiian Island, Oahu. At the time of the attack most of the Pacific Naval Fleet was stationed there. The Japanese used a seemingly endless number of small aircrafts in the attack on Pearl Harbor. This is due to the use of the Kamikaze pilots they used to crash into the base’s ships. In total the Japanese killed or severely injured over 3,500 Americans, destroyed…show more content…
This is due to the biblical connotation of the word righteous. However, the denotation of the word is simply justifiable. Not only justifiable by the attack on Pearl Harbor, but also by the fact that the Atomic Bombing of Japan finalized the ending of the Second World War. There is no possible way to know how long the fighting would have went on if not for the use of the Atomic Bomb. It may have only lasted a few days, or maybe it could have spread to an even larger fight that we would still be in today. Although thousands of lives were lost because of the Atomic Bomb, thousands more were potentially saved by

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