Essay On The Atomic Bomb

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On August 6, 1945, the US dropped a atomic Bomb on the Japanese city of Hiroshima, instantly killing 140,000. Three days later, the US dropped another on the Japanese city, Nagasaki, killing 74000. The US dropped these bombs instead of invading the Mainland Japan. The United States should not have dropped these atomic bombs on the Japanese.

The dropping of these bombs was unnecessary. The Japanese government was on the verge of collapse. They were completely defeated, and the Japanese were ready to surrender. Admiral Leahy said, “"The use of this barbarous weapon at Hiroshima and Nagasaki was of no material assistance in our war against Japan. The Japanese were already defeated and ready to surrender…”(Document 2). This weapon had no benefit towards us in winning the war against Japan. Not only that, but the US had already bombed 60 of the cities in Japan, leaving many cities ruined. Death counts from bombing raids total 300,000 lives from the US bombing. From this number, you can clearly see how the atomic bomb wasn't necessary and we had already killed so many lives. Dropping these bombs did nothing to end the war, as it already was ending. The atomic bombs only devastated Japan further and killed more civilian lives.

The atomic bomb did horrible, horrible things to the people, who were exposed to it. It did horrible things when it exploded and killed hundreds of thousand instantly. The explosion was so powerful, some people were even vaporized immediately when it

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