Around Seventy Eight Years Ago, World War Two Was Inevitable

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Around seventy eight years ago, World War Two was inevitable and would last for six years, while becoming one of the world’s greatest conflicts. With the catastrophic effects of The Great War, the further advancement of current technology and the advent of newer warfare, World War Two was set to be the turning point of the twentieth century. The war caused the Berlin wall to separate Germany, it indirectly caused the Cold War between the United States and the Soviet Union. World War Two’s legacy includes The Holocaust, the bombing of Pearl Harbor, and the first use of atomic bombs. The United States’ use of the first atomic bombs has great complications, however the act is justified because of Japan’s reluctance to surrender, the amount of …show more content…

Even so, many more could have died if bombs had not been dropped. Although the atomic bombs killed thousands in Hiroshima and Nagasaki, it is widely believed that if the bombs were not dropped, many more would have died from air raids, and ongoing warfare. According to Michael Schaller, “On June 18 Truman approved plans for a November invasion of Japan on the assumption that the atomic bomb would not be ready and it would be desirable to have Russian assistance.” ⁶ Had this November invasion happened, it can be concluded that there would have been a staggering amount of deaths, in addition to the deaths that would occur from the air raids and other causes. After the bombs dropped, Hirohito, the Emperor of Japan at the time said, “prolonging the war would only destroy Japan and threaten all human civilization.” ⁷ However, prior to the bombs, the Japanese would have fought to the death for their country and their pride due to their relentless fighting. Therefore, by dropping the atomic bombs on Hiroshima and Nagasaki, the U.S saved lives that would have otherwise been killed in an invasion by the Allied forces. The lives that were lost in the bombs are a significant reminder of how powerful that technology was.
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