Essay On The Bombing Of Hiroshima And Nagasaki

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August 6, 1945 was the day that hit Japan hard and also helped stop the Second World War. That was the day that Harry S. Truman decided the only way to stop the war was to drop the first atomic bomb on Hiroshima and Nagasaki in attempt to get Japan to surrender. The bomb went down in history as one of the biggest bombings. The bombings in both cities affected many Japanese citizens, mentally and physically. The bombings didn’t only affect citizens in Japan, both others who wondered if bombing the two cities was the right thing to do. Even to this day, there is debate on whether Japan would have surrendered without the bombings, or if the bombings made them surrender.
In May 1945, Germany had surrendered and the only countries fighting was America and Japan. America wanted an unconditional surrender, and Japan was not wanting to give in to that. Harry S. Truman, the president at the time, had the tough decision of whether to bomb the Japanese cities of Hiroshima and Nagasaki or not. If he bombed them, they would have no choice, but to surrender, yet it would injure thousands of citizens. Truman had decided to do it. On the 6th day in August, the …show more content…

America had just dropped a bomb and killed thousands of Japanese civilians, it changed the world. Truman did not tell many people, and did not even tell his allies such as Joseph Stalin and Winston Churchill. With skeptics about whether the bombs help start the cold war, there was still another question in the matter. Did the bomb help get Japan to surrender, or was Japan going to surrender on their own. America was not going to stop the war unless Japan gave them an unconditional surrender. With no sure way to tell if they would surrender unconditionally, Truman dropped the bombs to end the war quickly. However, there was claims that Japan was on the verge of surrender when the bombs were dropped on Hiroshima and

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