The Atomic Bomb

1584 WordsNov 18, 20157 Pages
In the 1930’s and the 1940’s there was a change in American leadership. Having this change not only changed the outcome of the war that we were currently in, but how the rest of the world would view our country after the war. The decision that Harry Truman was forced to make on the choice to drop the atomic bomb or to attempt more land invasions was a choice that shaped the outcome of the war. There were major influences and side effects from the dropping of the atomic bomb and what it did to the country of Japan. Having the option and the weight of the moral decision weighing on Truman’s shoulders about what decision should be made, he was the only one who was capable of making the decision that shaped the outcome of the war. Having dropped the bomb on Japan, as a statement of power and a means to an end in a form was the only way that American lives could have been spared as comparing that to the lives that would have been lost in a land invasion. Knowing what the issues with the bomb was; one has to look at the moral issues, the results of the incident, and also how it played in the rest of the development of the world. The first atomic bomb was dropped on the city of Hiroshima, one of the larger cities of the country of Japan. The announcement that an atomic bomb had been dropped on Japan came from Truman as a “scientific landmark and the age of atomic energy” . This power came as not only for the advancement of civilization, but also the ability for civilization to be

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