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Started: 2/13/2014 Category: Politics
Updated: 3 years ago Status: Post Voting Period
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Ryan_Leslie

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How necessary was the bomb drop on Japan?
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Posted by flyingavocadosofdoom 3 years ago
flyingavocadosofdoom
150,000 vs millions. hmmm
Posted by Ryan_Leslie 3 years ago
Ryan_Leslie
The war was not to its conclusion. Japan was totally surrounded in the pacific, vulnerable to air raids, and were being carpet bombed to cripple them. Yet they still did not surrender. Without the atomic bomb the Allied powers would've had to launch an invasion of Japan to force them to surrender unconditionally. Japans civilians would've fought this invasion and be killed as combatants. Without the bomb casualties would've multiplied on both sides.
Posted by Noah_Harris 3 years ago
Noah_Harris
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We would first start off by saying that we were against the atomic bombing in Japan. We have reasons to believe that the bombing was unnecessary and unneeded to end the war. By using the atomic bomb thousand of lives were lost, most of innocent people. The bombing was inhumane and did not need to occur.
Based on research we have found that around 150,000 civilians lost their lives. This is way to many people to have died that did not even fight in the way. There was no reason to do something this tragic when the war was near ending anyway.
Posted by Ryan_Leslie 3 years ago
Ryan_Leslie
The dropping of the atomic bomb was well justified by many means. It assisted to conclude the war and save allied lives, as well as japanese lives. The first of which is the swiftness with which the bomb ended the war in the pacific, and forced the unconditional surrender of the Japanese forces. The following argument persuades that using blockades or conventional bombardment would have starved out the japanese people, and extended their time of suffering. The final statement concludes that the entire Japanese population was prepared to fight and die for their country. They found the only honorable thing to do was to fight when they could. Without the bomb suffering would have extended beyond their ending point without the bomb.
Posted by Ryan_Leslie 3 years ago
Ryan_Leslie
Hello from Ryan
Posted by Ryan_Leslie 3 years ago
Ryan_Leslie
hello
Posted by Ryan_Leslie 3 years ago
Ryan_Leslie
first comment. Is this working?
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