Essay On Victory In Europe Day

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In history, there are often decisions made that spark a lot of controversy. Such decisions include the policy of appeasement used when Hitler started taking over Europe in the 1930s, the internment of Japanese-Canadians during World War II, the Dieppe Raid in 1942, and the invasion of Iraq in 2003. One decision that also deserves to be included is the atomic bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki during World War II.

On May 7, 1945, Germany surrendered, ending World War II in Europe. May 8, 1945 was known as “Victory in Europe Day”. However, Japan was still fighting in the war. The United States took care of the problem. On August 6, 1945, the U.S. under the leadership of Harry Truman dropped the first atomic bomb on Hiroshima, Japan. On August 9, 1945, the second atomic bomb was dropped on Nagasaki, Japan. On August 14, 1945, Japan surrendered to the Allies, officially ending World War II everywhere. The atomic bombs caused a lot of destruction in their wake. The Americans were justified in dropping the atomic bombs on Japan because Japanese leaders refused to surrender, the Japanese needed to pay for the atrocious acts that they had committed, and
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If the Allies had decided to invade Japan instead of drop the atomic bombs in 1945 then it would still have sparked a controversy relating to the massive casualties incurred on both sides and people would be wondering “Should the Americans have dropped the atomic bombs on Japan?”. No matter which option was chosen against Japan in 1945, there will still be controversy regarding the chosen option. In the future, if any country used nuclear weapons to end a war instead of invasion, then there will also be controversy regarding the
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