Was Truman Right Or Wrong Essay

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On August 6, 1945, the President of the United States, Harry Truman, came forth and announced to the entire world that the U.S. had dropped an atomic bomb on a Japanese city known as Hiroshima. This bomb was called “Little Boy” and had the power of over 20,000 tons on TNT. With this great power it absolutely destroyed majority of Hiroshima and has been estimated to have killed over 130,000 people. It wasn’t but three days later that the U.S. dropped a second atomic bomb called “Fat Man” on another Japanese City known as Nagasaki. It was estimated that “Fat Man” killed somewhere between 60,000-70,000 people. Japan surrendered six days after the bombing of Nagasaki, ending World War II. The great power of these bombs, affects, and aftermath…show more content…
Nor is it to even suggest they are true or false. But rather to highlight the complexities of it all. As we looked there were multiple reasons Truman had to dropping the atomic bomb while also having plans to see the surrender of Japan without using the bomb. The strongest argument could be for us to have really scared or manipulated Japan into surrendering without using the bomb. Then we would have saved so many American lives and innocent lives of Japan civilians. Noted in the biography of Henry Stimson, “history might find that the United States, by its delay in stating its position [in regards to the Emperor] had prolonged the war.” Likewise, it can be contended that relationship does not meet causation and that as Hasegawa proposes, perhaps the unequivocal variable was having the Soviet's engagement Union, and not the dropping of the two bombs. Alternately, as Walker noted, it appears to be sensible to presume that "a mix of B-29 assaults with traditional bombs, the bar, the Soviet attack, and maybe a control of unrestricted surrender strategy would have finished the war without an intrusion and without the utilization of nuclear

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