The Bombing Of Hiroshima And Nagasaki

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Morality of The Bombings in Hiroshima and Nagasaki There have been various arguments regarding the bombing of Hiroshima and Nagasaki that continually surface as to whether it was necessary or morally right to drop the atomic bomb on Japan. Depending upon whose side of the argument you have heard causes one to question whether this was a morally right or wrong decision that was made. Serious reconciliation is needed due to this event, and both sides of the argument need to be strongly considered (Shin, 663). There are various possibilities the United States had greater reasoning that pushed them to drop the bombs and view their decision as morally right. On the other hand it is unavoidable to face the reality of humans killing humans in…show more content…
Even following the twin shocks of Hiroshima and Nagasaki, the army still insisted on their fight to the end (Asada, 52). Japan conveyed seeming rejection toward the Americans and they wanted to move forward (Asada, 49). Today, Americans still have great difficulty viewing their actions being wrong. They do not want to see their nation as vulnerable to the same moral failings as others, so they reject it (Alperovitz, 8). War also creates the mindset where unacceptable actions are viewed as the right thing to do. It is very possible that the American’s truly believed their actions were the proper way of handling the situation. The Japanese people have an ugly history to confront, including not only Pearl Harbor but also the bombing of Shanghai, the rape of Nanking, the forced prostitution of Korean women, the horror of the Bataan death march, and the systematic torture and murder of American and other prisoners of war (Gar Alperovitz, 8). This suggests that the American’s were not the only people involved in the brutal attacks and that Japan was almost, if not equally just as wrong in their actions (Asada, 30). Although the bombs may be viewed as morally wrong, it is not the first time that morality has been abandoned. From another perspective, the bombs were completely wrong in a morality perspective. Japan had a very weak military force during this time;
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