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Dark_Soul
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Scorchtheblaze
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Were the Atomic Boms the U.S dropped justified?

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Dark_Soul
Voting Style: Open Point System: 7 Point
Started: 8/13/2015 Category: Miscellaneous
Updated: 1 year ago Status: Post Voting Period
Viewed: 446 times Debate No: 78647
Debate Rounds (5)
Comments (3)
Votes (1)

 

Dark_Soul

Pro

Round 1 will be for your Opening Statement.
Round 2-4 are for your arguments.
Round 5 will be your closing statement.

My opening statement: I believe the Atomic bombs the U.S dropped on Japan were justified. We saved millions of loss's that the Japanese would have gave just to win the war.
Scorchtheblaze

Con

I would like to thank my opponent for creating this debate and I look forward to a wonderful debate. I do think that the bombs were justified but I will be trying my best to prove that these bombings were not justified.
Debate Round No. 1
Dark_Soul

Pro

Thank you, i'll begin.

Now, I don't believe dropping the bombs was a good thing to do, far from it. The U.S was out of choices, the Japanese was willing to continue the fight and cause more than 3 million casualties. By dropping the bombs on Hiroshima and Nagasaki, we saved millions of lives by killing less than 300,000.

Would you have wanted millions more people to die?
Scorchtheblaze

Con

Scorchtheblaze forfeited this round.
Debate Round No. 2
Dark_Soul

Pro

Being as my opponent did not say anything, i will wait for his response in the next argument.
Scorchtheblaze

Con

Scorchtheblaze forfeited this round.
Debate Round No. 3
Dark_Soul

Pro

Still waiting for my opponent to post an argument
Scorchtheblaze

Con

Scorchtheblaze forfeited this round.
Debate Round No. 4
Dark_Soul

Pro

I guess i rest my case, considering my opponent forfeited every round so far. I would've countered his arguments, but there are no arguments to counter.

Vote Pro
Scorchtheblaze

Con

Scorchtheblaze forfeited this round.
Debate Round No. 5
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Posted by Dark_Soul 1 year ago
Dark_Soul
Here is my evidence.

http://www.ushistory.org...
Posted by NuriPowers 1 year ago
NuriPowers
I do believe that this is an interesting argument, however I do not believe it was justified. Even government officials that helped drop/create the bomb believed that it wasn't necessary to drop a bomb on innocent civilians. They all stated that the deserted island was what they preferred to drop a bomb on an empty island, so the Japanese could see the full power of the bomb without too much damage. The statistics that America created, proved that Japan would have surrendered in a couple of months, without the dropping of the bomb.
Posted by shalal12 1 year ago
shalal12
@Dark_Soul,
You know nothing about humanity
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Vote Placed by dsjpk5 1 year ago
dsjpk5
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Reasons for voting decision: Con ff several times, so conduct to Pro. Con also offered no arguments whatsoever, so Pro's arguments are better by default.