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Bombing Hiroshima and Nagasaki: Was it necessary to drop the second bomb on Nagasaki?

  • Most people in the NO column say the same things

    All i see is "targeting innocent people" but has anyone really REALLY looked into the subject??? Because Hiroshima was a major army base
    and Nagasaki was a major naval base. If we wanted to take out civilians, we would have hit Tokyo. Now, you can say "but Colin, i have files of Japans surrender after the first bomb hit". We told them, don't start something you cant finish, WE SHOWED THEM THE BOMBS. We warned them, what did they do? They Bombed Pearl Harbor. So we simply said, you mess with the bull, you get the horns. So i think they got what was comming to them

  • It was needed to end the war cleanly.

    Yes,it was necessary to drop the second bomb on Nagasaki,so America could got to complete victory.
    Because Japanese people were still resistant after the first bomb dropped on Hiroshima.
    After then,if America had stopped the attack there were a possibility of Japan’s attacking America again.
    If that happened,the damages of both nations would be much bigger than the damage by the second bonb on Nagasaki.
    So it was necessary to drop the second bomb on Nagasaki to end the war cleanly,it caused less damage.
    But atmic bombs will not exist in the world noe and forever.
    Because it’ll change this peaceful world to hell.
    So I hope that every one of atomic bombs are gone from this world forever.

  • Yes, the US had to be decisive.

    Yes, it was necessary to drop the second bomb on Nagasaki, because the United States needed to send a very clear message to Germany and Japan that it was going to win the war at all costs. The United States needed to be clear that American and Jewish lives were more important than saving the lives on the enemy.

  • It was needed to end the war.

    Yes, it was necessary to drop the second bomb on Nagasaki in order to end World War 2. The Japanese hesitated after the first bomb landed on Hirsohima, hedging their bets that the Allies couldn't pull off the same stunt twice. We showed them we could. Let's hope such bombs are never used again.

  • Yes, Japan considered the implications of a second bomb prior to it's detonation

    On August 6, 1945 the first atomic bomb was dropped on Japan. After the government of Japan was warned by President Truman that they had to surrender or face more bombs, the Japanese government decided to continue the war. President Truman then had to make good on his word by dropping the second bomb.

  • Japan Did Not Surrender After Hiroshima

    Despite the devastating power that was seen from the bombing of Hiroshima Japan did not surrender and continued to fight. Amazingly it took another 6 days after Nagasaki was bombed before Japan surrendered so its very obvious to me that it had to be done. Perhaps Japan thought we only had one atom bomb and we would not be able to produce another atom bomb quickly.

  • Compare this situation

    You're talking about killing thousands of unsuspecting people to die vs hundreds of prepared people dying in honor. What does that say to you? Also, studies show that Japan had already been losing. This means that we would have won by invading but chose not to invade instead. I'm done.

  • Not Very Nice

    No country should ever consider it okay to drop a bomb on anyone, including themselves. The minute it is okay for one country to bomb another then that is basically giving every other country that same right. It would not be a good situation if multiple countries were constantly dropping atomic and nuclear bombs on each other. After the Hiroshima bomb, no more bombs should have been dropped, ever. No country should ever consider it okay to drop a bomb on anyone, including themselves. The minute it is okay for one country to bomb another then that is basically giving every other country that same right. It would not be a good situation if multiple countries were constantly dropping atomic and nuclear bombs on each other. After the Hiroshima bomb, no more bombs should have been dropped, ever.

  • Was not necessary

    No country should ever consider it okay to drop a bomb on anyone, including themselves. The minute it is okay for one country to bomb another then that is basically No country should ever consider it okay to drop a bomb on anyone, including themselves. The minute it is okay for one country to bomb another then that is basically giving every other country that same right. It would not be a good situation if multiple countries were constantly dropping atomic and nuclear bombs on each other. After the Hiroshima bomb, no more bombs should have been dropped, ever. Giving every other country that same right. It would not be a good situation if multiple countries were constantly dropping atomic and nuclear bombs on each other. After the Hiroshima bomb, no more bombs should have been dropped, ever.

  • Bombs are not necessary

    No country should ever consider it okay to drop a bomb on anyone, including themselves. The minute it is okay for one country to bomb another then that is basically giving every other country that same right. It would not be a good situation if multiple countries were constantly dropping atomic and nuclear bombs on each other. After the Hiroshima bomb, no more bombs should have been dropped, ever. Yes.

  • The bombings had terrible effects

    No country should ever consider it okay to drop a bomb on anyone, including themselves. The minute it is okay for one country to bomb another then that is basically giving every other country that same right. It would not be a good situation if multiple countries were constantly dropping atomic and nuclear bombs on each other. After the Hiroshima bomb, no more bombs should have been dropped, ever.No country should ever consider it okay to drop a bomb on anyone, including themselves. The minute it is okay for one country to bomb another then that is basically giving every other country that same right. It would not be a good situation if multiple countries were constantly dropping atomic and nuclear bombs on each other. After the Hiroshima bomb, no more bombs should have been dropped, ever.No country should ever consider it okay to drop a bomb on anyone, including themselves. The minute it is okay for one country to bomb another then that is basically giving every other country that same right. It would not be a good situation if multiple countries were constantly dropping atomic and nuclear bombs on each other. After the Hiroshima bomb, no more bombs should have been dropped, ever.No country should ever consider it okay to drop a bomb on anyone, including themselves. The minute it is okay for one country to bomb another then that is basically giving every other country that same right. It would not be a good situation if multiple countries were constantly dropping atomic and nuclear bombs on each other. After the Hiroshima bomb, no more bombs should have been dropped, ever.No country should ever consider it okay to drop a bomb on anyone, including themselves. The minute it is okay for one country to bomb another then that is basically giving every other country that same right. It would not be a good situation if multiple countries were constantly dropping atomic and nuclear bombs on each other. After the Hiroshima bomb, no more bombs should have been dropped, ever.Ksdhugf

  • It wasn’t necessary to drop even the first bomb on Hiroshima.

    Before they dropped the first bomb, Japan tried to burn the hatchet with the USA, the UK and so on through the USSR by use of the Soviet-Japanese Neutrality Treaty. But the USSR renounced the pact. There was no doubt that Japanese would have surrendered in a short time. However, the USA dropped two bombs in a short amount of time. Three days is a very short time. If even granting dropping the bomb, the USA should have given more time to think.

  • The second bomb on Nagasaki wasn't necessary.

    Japan was weaker after the first bomb was dropped in Hiroshima. So the US shouldn’t have dropped the second bomb on Nagasaki, I think. The US dropped the bomb when Japan was thinking about surrendering. The US should have thought another way, I think. For Japan, the second bomb was too severe. Using the bomb was the worst thing to do. And yet, the US used them twice. These sad events won’t be forgoten. People from all over the world remember. We must tell the next generations.

  • I think it wasn't necessary to drop the second bomb on Nagasaki.

    I have one reason.
    I think it was enough to drop the atomic bomb on Hiroshima. About 140000 people were killed by the atomic bomb fell on the city of Hiroshima. It caused very big damage,but America dropped the second bomb again in Japan. I don’t know why America dropped the second bomb. Japan would have given up.
    Japan is a only country to be damaged by an atomic bomb. I think Japan should say “No more war”to the world,as a only country that was the victim of nuclear bombing.

  • I don’t think it was necessary to drop the second bomb on Nagasaki.

    The first bomb was dropped on Hiroshima on August 6th and the socond bomb was dropped on Nagasaki on August 9th. It was only been three days since the first bomb was dropped. It’s too short. It was not necessary to drop the second bomb so early. The USA should have waited for Japan. The USA just has to threaten to drop the second bomb. More than 70000 people became casualties of the second was dropped bomb.
    I hope peaceful world.

  • I don’t think so. I think it was an unnecessary action.

    Previously, the atomic bombing of Hiroshima had filled people with dread. Despite this, America continued with the second, round of atomic bombing at Nagasaki. There were less people killed in Nagasaki, fewer than bitzkrieg of Tokyo. But an atomic bomb contains radiation, and radio activity is dangerous to living things. The damage from radiation can still be felt now. We can’t forgive that two such things were used . No other country has contaminated like this. We must keep working hard for all time.


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