Atomic Bomb Argumentative Essay

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August 1945 was a historic event. Germany and the Axis powers had been defeated with the exception of Japan who continued to fight on with no intentions of giving up; Japan did not falter despite the looming threats of bombs from the United States. A decision was made that would ultimately end the lives of hundreds of thousands of people while effecting the lives of millions of others. An American bomber dropped the world’s first atomic bomb over Hiroshima, Japan. A couple days later, a second bomb was dropped over Nagasaki, Japan. No one could have predicted the effects the bombs would have on both those who came in contact with it and the rest of the world. Both cities were completely destroyed, while survivors were affected with burns,…show more content…
The United States alone spends billions of dollars a year on nuclear weapons, while other countries do the same. This diverts from more important funds that could be put in effect to help those living in the country. While important human resourcing programs and groups devoted to improving people’s quality of life get less funding, billions of dollars are being used to maintain thousands of deadly weapons not in use. It is not logical for a country to carry thousands of nuclear weapons at a time, because even a couple will have enough effect to destroy countries. One would say that the United States needs to keep this power. The United States alone is the leading country with the largest military expense by a vast margin. Taking away weapons that are able to destroy the planet hundreds of times over will not weaken military power within the country. Next, the effects on humankind and the environment would cause catastrophic consequences to arise with any use of nuclear weapons. It is suggested that the effects would have the opposite change to the Earth's temperature. Massive clouds of dust will fill the atmosphere, blocking the warmth of the sun from reaching the Earth. As a result, the average temperature of the Earth will become significantly lower. In turn both wildlife and food crops will be heavily affected. The ozone layer will become weakened, which will result in an increase of the contact of UV

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