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Was it necessary to drop the atomic bomb on Japan?

  • Atomic bomb dropped

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  • It was very necessary

    It was necessary because the US had a duty to their citizens and they used the atomic bomb to make the people happy. They were tired of the war and did not want more US troops to be killed. Since Japan was not going to surrender unconditionally like Truman promised would have to be done, they had to drop the bomb. Without it the US would lose more troops and Japan would more than likely lose more civilians than they did with the atomic bombs.

  • Yes we should have

    It's not about whats right or wrong, it is war. It's about protecting the US people, not the Japanese, protect your people and defend them, not the enemies. They were our enemy and would not surrender under our circumstances so we needed to do something about it. They all literally hated us too, school girls were trained to kill American soldiers because they assumed we would invade and they would want everyone who lived in Japan to fight against us. And when we did drop this bomb we made a statement not only to Japan but the world that we are not afraid to do what we have to do to protect our homeland and defeat our enemies. War is not a pretty thing and you don't worry about other peoples feelings especially when they are the enemy, it needed to be done because we needed to end the war and save our American troops lives and give them what they deserved from Pearl Harbor.

  • Yes we should have

    It's not about whats right or wrong, it is war. It's about protecting the US people, not the Japanese, protect your people and defend them, not the enemies. They were our enemy and would not surrender under our circumstances so we needed to do something about it. They all literally hated us too, school girls were trained to kill American soldiers because they assumed we would invade and they would want everyone who lived in Japan to fight against us. And when we did drop this bomb we made a statement not only to Japan but the world that we are not afraid to do what we have to do to protect our homeland and defeat our enemies. War is not a pretty thing and you don't worry about other peoples feelings especially when they are the enemy, it needed to be done because we needed to end the war and save our American troops lives and give them what they deserved from Pearl Harbor.

  • They had warnings.

    It wasn't a direct warning that the US was going to bomb, but there was a statement warning telling Japan to surrender while the bomb was still being talked about. Japan didn't surrender. I'm on the edge about this topic, I think this is both a good and bad thing. I think it was a good thing because it ended the war once and for all but also it was a bad thing because it killed so many other people besides the military and people at the bases and innocent people were also injured and affected by the aftermath of it. The aftermath of it also causes more deaths down the road. I think if Truman didn't drop the bomb, things could've been worse. Japan started the war with us anyway by attacking from air on Pearl Harbor. It's a good thing we bombed when we did though because Russia was getting involved and other countries would've joined and made the war worse. Where Japan didn't get a warning about the bomb, they weren't prepared and neither were the other countries so there was a better chance of nothing happening in return and nothing did. Hiroshima and Nagasaki were chosen, not the entire country. Hiroshima and Nagasaki were hit on target pretty well. Not all the Japanese were a target as well, just the military. Yeah this was bad, but it could've turned out worse if we didn't do it. This was an experiment, the bomb was never used before and it could’ve been worse too. What if Japan decided to bomb us? Or attack us somewhere sometime else? What if Russia and the other countries got involved in the war? More of our people could’ve died, and innocent people. We also did it when we did because there was a chance bad weather could also mess with war and have to delay the bombing for 6 more months and that would’ve given Japan and the other countries time for preparation or to plan more to do to us. There were polls done for the country to have their input and although this was an arguable topic, a lot of people agreed. Also nobody really had a say, they aren’t the president and even the president had to have permission from others to do the bomb and they all agreed. Truman also thought that this was the best thing to do at the time including its consequences. It’s done and over with and there haven’t been any bombings so also this was a good thing because it probably showed people how bad it really is and scared people. It’s a serious thing to talk about so whenever a country says anything about an atomic bomb every country takes better precautions so it made safety better too.

  • Dropping the bomb ended the war.

    Dropping the atomic bomb on Japan ended the war and that was absolutely a good thing. But it also did something else. It demonstrated the powers of the a-bomb and showed how dangerous it was to use which, I think, has made anyone else hesitatn to ever drop another one--a very good thing.

  • The atomic bomb was a neccessary horror.

    Japan was prepared to keep fighting, prepared to accept massive amounts of military casualties knowing that the loss of personnel among the Allies would be equal in number. The United States needed to demonstrate that we could eliminate entire cities without a single troop setting foot on the ground, making Japan's losses heavily lopsided. Those two bombs are the only things that finally brought WWII to a close.

  • It was very necessary to drop those bombs.

    The war was in it's 6TH year! Japan had no intentions of ceasing. With the death of Roosevelt the US was in mourning and talks of the "Manhattan Project" was kept hush hush until it was launched by Truman. It was what finally ended a long and gruesome war. I believe hundreds of thousands more soldiers would have died if it weren't for the dropping of those bombs.

  • It was very necessary to drop those bombs.

    The war was in it's 6TH year! Japan had no intentions of ceasing. With the death of Roosevelt the US was in mourning and talks of the "Manhattan Project" was kept hush hush until it was launched by Truman. It was what finally ended a long and gruesome war. I believe hundreds of thousands more soldiers would have died if it weren't for the dropping of those bombs.

  • It was necessary

    I will admit that is was indeed tragic. However, it was needed because Japan would not surrender. The emperor was ready to make every single man, woman, and child in Japan pick up anything to be used as a weapon against their enemies. While it may not seem like it, the bomb actually saved millions of lives. While it was a ill choice, it ended the war.

  • I know it was war but was it also racism?

    Judging through the fact Germany was also the enemy, why didn't the U.S bomb them if they were also our enemy in WW2? This is all I have to say. Thousands of innocent Japanese people died which surely ended the war but those people who died also had family and friends. There are hundred of different ways to end the war that is better than killing thousands of innocent people. Not to be mean but the U.S used similar killing strategy that the Nazis used to kill the Jewish people during the Holocaust.

  • No it was going too far

    It was not necessary to drop the bomb on Japan and in fact it was very wrong. So many innocent people were killed with that bombing and it opened up a whole new arms race around the world. The only reason we didn't pay a greater price was because other countries were not prepared.

  • It Was Not Necassary

    First of all, the United States did not know what would happen when the bomb was dropped on humans. It was an experiment. Also, it killed over 120,000 innocent people. The United States did not target the Japanese government, they targeted the innocent people who did nothing wrong. Also, Japan was also already talking about surrendering, they were just trying to get a way to surrender without unconditional surrender. It was not necessary.

  • My reasons why the use of the bombs are not justified.

    1. Japan was already defeated. If America agreed to keep hirohito as emperor, Japan would have surrendered on May 30!

    2. Japan was more scared of Russian involvement and knew Russia would have no qualms about killing hirohito.

    3. America used the bomb to scare the Russians, who were our ally in war, but was becoming our ideological enemy, and keep them out of Japan.

    4. America used the high rate of American deaths and injuries to justify the bomb. If that is the case, why didn't America let our Russian ally into the fighting?

    5. The bombs, as terrible as they were, were not breaking news for the Japanese; their cities were being bombed everyday.

    6. The bomb was already created and tested, and this new invention had to be used on someone, and since nazi Germany was out of the war, the most logical place would have been Japan.

    7. Finally, the bombs were dropped because white Americans at the time were racists and did not look at "the yellow japs" as humans.

  • My reasons why the use of the bombs are not justified.

    1. Japan was already defeated. If America agreed to keep hirohito as emperor, Japan would have surrendered on May 30!

    2. Japan was more scared of Russian involvement and knew Russia would have no qualms about killing hirohito.

    3. America used the bomb to scare the Russians, who were our ally in war, but was becoming our ideological enemy, and keep them out of Japan.

    4. America used the high rate of American deaths and injuries to justify the bomb. If that is the case, why didn't America let our Russian ally into the fighting?

    5. The bombs, as terrible as they were, were not breaking news for the Japanese; their cities were being bombed everyday.

    6. The bomb was already created and tested, and this new invention had to be used on someone, and since nazi Germany was out of the war, the most logical place would have been Japan.

    7. Finally, the bombs were dropped because white Americans at the time were racists and did not look at "the yellow japs" as humans.

  • It was not necessary to bomb them

    It was not necessary because what did the poor country hiroshima did to the U.S nothing and they killed a lot of innocent people that lived there. They did nothing no you so why bomb there country. I know it was revenge because of what happen to pearl harbor but that did give the U.S the right to bomb them. If they haven't bomb hiroshima it will still be in good condition now . So overall it was not necessary to do what was already done in WWII.

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  • No way was it ok

    When the atomic bomb was dropped it caused so many Japanese causalities, that weren't just men but woman and children as well. I get that Japan was the enemy who were responsible for so many American casualties at Pearl Harbor, but dropping a bomb on them kinda of goes a little to far. Especially because there shouldn't be a good enough reason to just drop a bomb on people to show them we know what were doing so don't mess with us. For Truman to even suggest this would only put us as war even more at war with Japan and we wouldn't even be close to coming to peace with them. I get that he was trying to avenge the lives lost at Pearl Harbor but that doesn't give him or anyone the right to just kill innocent people. So overall the atomic bomb was not a necessary weapon that needed to be used on Japan.


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