It cost the equivalent of 25 billion dollars to make this bomb and the American government wanted to see if it would work. It would have caused 2 million allied deaths and 3 million Japanese deaths for full scale invasion along with countless civilian catalysis, so it was a good idea.
Japan already killed over 2,000 people in the Pearl Harbor bombings. We had done nothing to provoke them, unless you count our cutting off trade with Japan, limiting their oil supply. That was also reasonable, as they were rapidly conquering the Indian Ocean and wanted to take the Pacific too.
In addition, this was nearing the end of WWII. Hitler and Germany were already out of the picture, but Japan was still strong, holding several hundred islands in the Indian Ocean. We moved to take out Japan by defeating the Japanese on several islands, but because of their kamikazes, we took heavy casualties, and the Japanese lost far less men than we did. A full-scale invasion of Japan would have cost thousands upon thousands of American lives, and that was simply unacceptable! Dropping the atomic bombs saved American lives and crippled the Japanese from attacking us, thus effectively ending WWII in the Pacific Ocean.
The Japanese in Korea brutally killed and tortured many Koreans. They made young Koreans into prostitutes and frequently raped women. In China, they killed and chopped off the heads of many Chinese men with no apparent reason. The Japanese massacred and raped many in the Rape of Nanjing. In short, the Japanese need to be taught a lesson on how to be humane to other races.
The U.S. was definitely justified in dropping the atomic bomb, because Japan killed a lot of people in the attack on Pearl Harbor. I think that was totally uncalled for for them to bomb us. They learned their lesson in fighting us and they learned for future reference not to attack us or fight with us again.
It was either drop the bombs, kill a few thousand people or not drop the bomb, the war lingers on and more people die than the bombs killed. WW2 had to stop and this made it happen. Neither country could afford any more warring on the other, this was a costly expense. True we killed innocent people, but if we didn't more would have died at the hands of the Japanese and of the Americans. The bombs not only made sense, they saved lives. Despite taking some.
Source : Richardrhodes.Com "RICHARD RHODES is the author or editor of twenty-four books including The Making of the Atomic Bomb, which won a Pulitzer Prize in Nonfiction, a National Book Award and a National Book Critics Circle Award"
In this book Mr. Rhodes documents interviews taken after the war. One of the interviews was with Japan's leading physicist who also headed up Japan's atomic bomb research program ( yes, Japan was working on the atomic bomb as were several other countries in the 1930's). He was called to Hiroshima to advise Japan on what to do. Seeing that the USA had used a uranium based bomb, this physicist advised his government to CONTINUE THE WAR, as it would take months to prep another uranium bomb. After Nagasaki, however, he found evidence of a plutonium based bomb and advised his government to SURRENDER or face total destruction. So you see, even the first bomb was not enough to end the war. And the rest, as they say, is history.
Japan attacked Pearl Harbor when we had done nothing to provoke them, there were also innocent children in Pearl Harbor and it is an eye for an eye. Besides, it is not like the people who died from the explosion weren't warned a luxury we were not given. The US was completely justified.
They would've fought until the last person in Japan died because that's their mentality. This would have made the war last longer, resulting in many more casualties for the allies. It ultimately saved more people. It is not war mentality to think of preserving the lives of innocent people when the safety of the world is at stake.
I have one simple argument if the bomb was not dropped a land invasion was planned for the 1st of November 1945, which would have cost the U.S. 1 million troops, and the Japanese 3 to 4 million troops civilians ect... all Japanesse were ordered to fight to the death.
The U.S. had dropped leaflets on two cities a few days prior to the A-bombings of Hiroshima warning civilians of air raids within a few days and advised them to leave the city immediately. They did not leave so you chose to put yourself and your families at risk of bombs being dropped on your head. If you don't believe me, then Google "America warned Hiroshima".
And Pickle, Japanese planes also shot American civilians at Pearl Harbor and killed directly over 68 so it's not just soldiers and marines. Not to mention the attack on Pearl Harbor was done without a declaration of war and without a warning so it's not acceptable by any means to kill non-war people (soldiers and civilians) out of nowhere, thus placing Japan in violation of peace.
Hiroshima and Nagasaki had tens of thousands Japanese soldiers, plus both cities had military / industrial installations and were protected by anti-aircraft defense batteries in case if hundreds of B-29s would come in to firebomb their city. It's also the Japanese fault that they placed military /industrial installations in middle of the civilian-populated areas and "innocent" people you called them were working in factories and workships producing weapons of war and last time according to the 1907 Hague Convention, civilians working in factories and workshops engaging in production of war supplies were legitimate targets.
It is not right to value american lives more than japanese lives. It is unacceptable to think that one country would bomb another with a weapon so powerful it will instantly kill thousands, Cause many injurys and the rest could suffer long term health problems. The whole bomb as unknown and taking the lives of all not just the soldiers is unhumane. It annihilated a three mile area killing over 600, 000 people and 1500 people have been seen to have problems due tothe radiation.
I do not think that the US was justified to drop the bombs on Hiroshima and Nagasaki. No-one should decide if someone should die. Also, There could have been better ways to end the war. More peaceful ways. America would not have had to make the war end in such tragedy.
No I don't think the bombs were justified because of 3 reasons
1. The Japanese only had about 1 week to move to some place else, Away from the blast radius because the US only sent out the leaflets 1 week from when they were going to drop that bomb
2. Innocent civilians should not be included in the war because that is a War crime https://www. Un. Org/en/genocideprevention/war-crimes. Shtml
3. The Japanese economy was at the brink of collapsing after the Manchuria invasion and the bombs being dropped, Almost turned Japan into a 3rd world country.
They were not justified to drop the atomic bombs because they didnt know the damage that it did so they dropped the bomb blindly without knowing the damage and how much it destroy and on top of that hey killed thousands of civillians. So they shouldnt have dropped the bombs
First off, It killed S O many lives, Sure the Japanese were heading for it, But the Americans wanted to drop the bomb either way, They spent so much time and money on it, Ofc they wanted to use it, But in all honesty, Its for the sake of anime.
The constant losses as we pushed towards Japan, The fall of its allies, And the blockade around the Japense mainland islands were enough for them to eventually surrender. Not to mention we had been repeatedly firebombing there cities with our war winning B-29 superfortress. The Japense navy was basically defeated too. They were on the literally bring if collapse by July 1945. And many leaders and scientist Including Dwight Eisenhower himself said Japan was already going to surrender. And Leo Szilard warned Truman of the dangers of atomic weapons. Of the 200'000 or so killed in the bombings only around 35'000 were military personnel. The bombings are also considered against the Geneva convention.
The us was no justified to drop the bomb because japan did nothing to amrica and us was just being a baby and drop a bomb on japan as revenge because there crybabys and japan rules and us sucks chicken tenders and schools fun and i need to sleep a
I KNOW that America was not justified in dropping the atomic bomb because of the damage that was caused and the lives that were lost.
America constantly declined compromises that were changed multiple times to go benefit the things that America wanted Japan tried everything in there power to have peace over the Pacific and still receive oil. Japan attacked people that signed a contract saying that they would die for there country and that's who died Japan fought for there oil. Once America attacked Japan they didn't decide to attack people who also signed up to die for there country buy decided to attack people that were not apart of attacking in this war. The radiation that America put on Japan affected them for many years.
This Is why America wasn ot justified with attacking Japan.
I understand that Japan bombed Pearl Harbor on December 7, 1941 but, It was for a reason. Japan was invading China and America just got themselves included in the war when they stopped the embargo with Japan. The U. S. A stopped trade with Japan because they claimed that Japan was trying to take over the Asian and Pacific territories. I don't agree with Japan's actions but, When they dropped the Atomic bomb I can see why. Japan has tried to comprimise so many times and the United Stated would just decline. Japan had to take actions so they planned to make the Atomic Bomb since America was hard to work with.
We were not justified to drop this atomic bomb because we didn't the long term effects that it would have on innocent civilian lives. Many people in those areas died from radiation poison and many were still suffering generations later when they started to give birth it mutated children. Not only did this last for generation. In a short term affected it wiped out 2 entire cities of civilian people that should have not been put in the middle of the military war as collateral damage between America and Japan.