The Atomic Bomb Of Japan Essay

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Josh Harkins
H American History
Pd 2 Banks
December 14th, 2016
The Atomic Bomb On the morning of August 6th, 1945 Japan was rocked by an unbelievably deadly weapon, a weapon no one had ever seen before. This weapon was none other than the atomic bomb, crafted by the United States of America. Ever since that day people have had two opinions about the usage of the atomic bomb in the Second World War. The U.S. either receives acclaim or a large amount of shame. While many historians agree that the atomic bomb was a horrendous piece of equipment, many also believe that the United States had no other option and that they were justified in using the powerful technology. While the ethical and moral sides of the argument will never see a logical close because of the subjective nature of morality, the argument over the necessity of the atomic bomb’s usage can come to an easy close. The dropping of the Atomic Bomb on the sovereign nation of Japan was the only reasonable and effective solution to ending the Second World War. To understand the necessity of the atomic bombs to be dropped on the Japanese cities of Hiroshima and Nagasaki, the reasoning behind the conflict between the United States and Japan must first be brought into light. By 1941, World War Two had been underway for about two years with Europe seeing the bulk of the fighting. The United States at this time has chosen to remain a neutral entity on the world stage in order to keep America and its citizens safe

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