The Pros And Cons Of Hiroshima

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Hiroshima Harry S. Truman, former president of the United States of America, was in peace negotiations with the United Kingdom, China, and Japan trying to end World War II. The Potsdam Declaration which called for Japan’s immediate surrender and peace terms was rejected by Japan . Secretary of War Henry L. Stimson felt that it was appropriate to use the United States’ new atomic bomb to end the war quickly and secure the US’s dominant place in the world . Whether or not, the bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki were justified remains in debate up to today. Some people say the bombings were necessary to end the war quickly and surely. Others argue that it was unethical to the US to completely destroy a whole city filled with innocent people.…show more content…
The two bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki killed around 110,000 Japanese citizens and injured around 130,000 . In the next few year, around a quarter of a million people died from injuries or radiation caused by the bombings. This shows that the Japanese people suffered massive losses and pain due to the atomic bombing of Hiroshima. It should also be considered that most of these deaths and injuries were civilians . Some people who oppose the ethical use of the bombs argue that it was just an American plan to intimidate the Russians into submission. Some argue that President Truman used the atomic bombing of Japan to scare off any possible threat from Stalin and Russia . They argue it was a clear threat from the US to Russia and an example of the power the US had. Therefore, we believe that the US used this as a scare tactic to scare Russia and the Soviet Union. Some believe the Japanese government would eventually surrender and that the US went to unnecessary extremes to prove their dominance. This could have been avoided and many lives would be saved. The long term health problems caused by the radiation of the atomic bomb are still affecting the Japanese

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