President Truman's Decision To Bring An End To World War II

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World War II began on September 1, 1939 when Nazi Germany invaded Poland. Between 1939 and 1941, Germany has conquered the majority of the continental Europe and has formed an alliance with Italy and Japan, known as the Axis. On December 7, 1941 Japan attacked Pearl Harbor, thus leading the United States into the war. In 1945, there is growing concern about the Soviet interference in the war against Japan, and expanding their influence in Asia. The war has been going on for six years and as a foreign policy advisor it is my duty to guide the President and bring an end to this catastrophe and death of millions with the most adequate option.

President Truman was informed about the Manhattan Project after he became President. Once,
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There are other options in order to bring an end to World War II. Without the Manhattan Project to United States would be forced to invade Japan, this proposed plan is known as Operation Downfall. The invasion consists of two parts, Operations Olympic and Coronet. This operation is planned to begin in November 1945 to capture Kyushu, and then invade Kanto Plain in the spring of 1946. The invasion according to “The Joint Chiefs, however, had recently received an estimate of much higher casualties in an invasion,” specifically the estimated death toll of “the two phases of the invasion of Japan would cost about 46,000 American deaths and another 174,000 wounded or missing” (Walker 38). This plan is not the most efficient plan due to the estimated casualties of not only American lives but also Japanese defending their homeland. The other option is to rely solely on the bombing and blockade of Japan, hoping Japan would eventually surrender. However, this option could result in the war continuing on for years, resulting in more deaths than necessary. The last option is to utilize the atomic bomb produced by the Manhattan Project, under the supervision of Major General Leslie Groves. The Trinity test was successfully tested on July 16, 1945 in the Jornada del Muerto thus is the only option to bring an end to the war in the quickest manner. Moreover, the use of the atomic bomb would give the Soviets a warning to tread lightly due to their emergence in the war against Japan, and conceal them in Europe. Moreover, the use of the bomb would save lives rather than the invasion because both American and Japanese soldiers are expected to fight until the last bullet. Although, the use of the bomb would kill thousands and ultimately enter the world into a nuclear age and be the turning point in
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