Examining The Use Of The Atomic Bomb

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Brian K. Edwards 2/18/15 Dr. Antizzo Contempory Politic Ideologies Examining the Use of the Atomic Bomb Just to provide historical background information on the issue I am about to address I will first set the scene. On the morning of December 7, 1941, hundreds of Japanese fighter planes attacked the American naval base at Pearl Harbor near Honolulu, Hawaii. The attacked lasted a little over two hours, but it was devastating: The Japanese managed to destroy nearly 20 American naval vessels, including eight enormous battleships, and almost 200 airplanes. More than 2,000 Americans soldiers and sailors died in the attack, and another 1,000 were wounded. The day after the assault, President…show more content…
The approach of this paper is to examine both sides of the spectrum, whether the liberal viewpoints would have cancelled or delayed the use of the bomb or whether the conservative approach would have still caused the U.S.to use the bomb in the war of the Pacific and to argue the difference. The reason for contesting the use of the atomic bomb is because I believe if people especially those in power would have known that those effects would last through the 21st Century then more discussing would be on how to prevent from using it, then to make the atomic bomb a focus to end the war in the pacific. It has been well documented that the use of this weapon takes on a more conservative approach to military tactics. A liberal viewpoint would consist more humanitarian ideology so it is hard to believe that a liberal would agree the using of the atomic bomb even though the damage was currently unknown. To begin it is important to acknowledge that there will never be a solid answer to the question, only a varying opinion both often going back to the same conclusion, that yes it was necessary. The first essay will be in support of destroying Hiroshima and Nagasaki which takes on a more conservative approach, not just
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