The Debate Over The Atomic Bomb On Hiroshima And Nagasaki

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The debate over the impact of the atomic bomb on Hiroshima and Nagasaki concerns the ethical, legal and military controversies surrounding the United States ' atomic bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki. This tragedy occurred on two occasions; the 6th and the 9th of August 1945, and signified the conclusion of the Second World War, 1939-1945. There were many questionable motives involved in the event, as such a decision required moral certainty. Proceeding the bombings, the terms of surrender for the Japanese were clearly laid out. The damage of the bombs was devastating for the Japanese, as an estimated 130 000 were killed. As well as this, Hiroshima and Nagasaki have experienced many long term consequences; such as the effect of acid rain. The complete destruction of these cities, in addition to the disease, morale and economic crippling of an economy, ensured the demise of the Japanese war effect. M O T I V E S B E H I N D T H E B O M B I N G Truman had publically announced various reasoning 's and justifications for the bombings in order t provide solace to America and other concerned countries. He declared that through the bombings the war would end sooner, ensuring the safety and wellbeing of the lives of many allied soldiers; additionally Truman stated that the bombings were a form of retribution towards the Japanese for their attack on Pearl Harbour, as well as their mistreatment and abuse towards their prisoners of war. However, overlooking the propaganda, it
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