The Atomic Bombs On Hiroshima And Nagasaki

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December 7, 1941 should have not been the only date to have been said to be a “day which will live in infamy.” August 6th and 9th, 1945 do not hold any special significance for most people of the world today, but they proved to be the most pivotal dates perhaps in the history of the world. These are the dates in which the world’s first atomic bombs were dropped on human populations, killing tens of thousands of people instantly in Hiroshima and Nagasaki, Japan, and eventually killing over 100,000 people. The United States had been fighting a war on two fronts for nearly four years, and since the front in Europe had come to an end, the Americans were anxious to end the fight in Japan (Nicholls 63). The detonation of the atomic bombs on Hiroshima and Nagasaki is commonly justified by the notion that it ended the last world war. They should have, however, not been dropped due to the hasty decision of America 's politicians; the ethical dilemma it created regarding human life and health; and the long term consequences regarding mutually assured destruction, nuclear warfare, and the race for atomic weapons. Though people have looked at this event through many different lenses and perspectives, it is nigh impossible to evaluate and form an opinion on this event with a purely objective point-of-view. An opinion should not be formed on the basis of which nationality one represents, but rather as a person who sees both cultures as equally important. There are two ways to look at this
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