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GHOW bombings on Hiroshima

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Started: 2/13/2014 Category: Politics
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A.Miller

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Opening Statement
We think that the bombing was necessary because if we had not bombed them, Japan could have attacked us again so we had to make sure that we had proved our point and sent them a message of how serious we were. We did not have enough supplies to keep fighting off Japan in our country. We believe that overall we saved more Americans and Japanese than would have been killed otherwise. We also understand that financial difficulties were beginning to arise on both sides of the confrontation. Another reason we think it was ok to bomb them is America wanted to be on the winning side of the war.

Supporters of of the bombing have argued that japanese government waged total war, ordering many civilians (including women and children) to work in factories and military offices and to fight against the invading force, which honestly is not fair to anyone.
MaddogFooty

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The bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki might have won us the war but was it really necessary? Almost 150,000 civilians were killed as a result of the bombardment of Hiroshima and Nagasaki. Within the first two to four months of the bombings, the acute effects killed 90,000"166,000 people in Hiroshima and 60,000"80,000 in Nagasaki; roughly half of the deaths in each city occurred on the first day. If you call that saving lives, then you"re wrong. Using the bombs to end the war was not right. It caused a lot of damage, such as large numbers of people dying from the effect of burns, radiation sickness, and other injuries, compounded by illness. In both cities, most of the dead were civilians.It is shown that it was not strategically necessary to drop the bomb on the people because based on the fighting before the bomb Japan would have surely given up.
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Posted by MaddogFooty 2 years ago
MaddogFooty
Taking out thousands of civilians has to be considered a war crime. The only nation that shouldn't be allowed weapons is the US, as it is too uneducated to use them. Truman was nothing other than a brutal murderer, as were the men who dropped the bomb and the ones who supported it.
Posted by MaddogFooty 2 years ago
MaddogFooty
One bomb is understandable, but to be completely honest Japan would have surrendered without bombs. The mass murdering (because that's exactly what it was) of millions of Japanese citizens was unnecessary! We would have been devastated if they bombed America and it was our families that were wiped out. Then after all of it America decides they can say who gets to use their nuclear weapons and who cant. I don't think so!
Posted by MaddogFooty 2 years ago
MaddogFooty
The second bomb was called "Fat Man" and was to be dropped on the city of Kokura. Because Kokura had heavy cloud cover, the second choice city was Nagasaki. The "Fat Man," as its name would attest to, was much larger and had the destructive capabilities of 22 kilotons of TNT. The bomb was dropped at 11:02 am on August 9, 1945. It killed 150,000 people as well as causing the same long term effects as "Little Boy." By four o'clock on August fourteenth Japan had accepted unconditional surrender thus ending the war.
Posted by MaddogFooty 2 years ago
MaddogFooty
The atomic bomb could very well be the most terrible thing ever invented. It is a weapon of destruction. When first tested with only thirteen pounds of the explosive, the bomb left a crater six feet deep and twelve hundred feet in diameter as well as causing a sixty foot steel tower to literally disappear.
Posted by A.Miller 2 years ago
A.Miller
The pros for dropping the bomb are that the war ended faster when Japan saw how devastating the atomic bomb was. The atomic bomb leveled both Hiroshima and Nagasaki. If the United States had not dropped the atomic bomb on Japan, then the United States would have been forced to invade Japan, which was making preparations for the invasion. The thought process with dropping the bomb was that it would save hundreds of thousands of American soldiers lives. With dropping the atomic bomb, the United States had to be the one"s making the atomic bomb. So even though many lives were lost in using this weapon, with the United States developing it first, this helped in preventing other nations developing it first, which may have led to an atomic bomb being used on us. Many Japanese civilians were reported starving to death and this was a result of the Japanese Army taking all of the food, leaving little left for regular families. By dropping the atomic bomb, there was the tragedy of civilians dying, however with a drawn out war with Japan, how many of those civilians would have died from starvation? Would it have been more than the casualties lost by the atomic bomb? Another pro was that after dropping the atomic bomb, all POW soldiers were released from Japan! With the atomic bomb, The United States would become a superpower. The United States had always tried to keep peace, and having the atomic bomb gave it the leverage needed, as other nations saw the devastation created by this weapon, which ha led to negotiations and peace talks rather than war.
Posted by MaddogFooty 2 years ago
MaddogFooty
The atomic bomb could very well be the most terrible thing ever invented. It is a weapon of destruction. When first tested with only thirteen pounds of the explosive, the bomb left a crater six feet deep and twelve hundred feet in diameter as well as causing a sixty foot steel tower to literally disappear.
Posted by MaddogFooty 2 years ago
MaddogFooty
AGREEEEEDd
Posted by MaddogFooty 2 years ago
MaddogFooty
At 2:45 a.m. on Monday, August 6, 1945, a B-29 bomber, the Enola Gay, took off from Tinian, a North Pacific island in the Marianas, 1,500 miles south of Japan
Posted by MaddogFooty 2 years ago
MaddogFooty
Argument: The war should only involve soldiers and people that should be involved in war. With us dropping the atomic bomb, we killed over 300,000 people, that were mostly innocent people.

Evidence: Around 2,400 American Naval personnel were killed in Pearl Harbor, and around 1,200 were injured. How is it justified, the bombing and killing of over 300,000 people, mainly CIVILIANS, due to petty revenge
Posted by MaddogFooty 2 years ago
MaddogFooty
you just copied and pasted that from a website. you probably didnt even read it
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