The Necessity Of Atomic Bombs

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In history, there are a lot of moments where the biggest decisions are made and everyone is either fully against it or for it. No matter who decides the outcome or who decides what is going to happen, there will always be people there to argue the decision. Key events in time where I believe this style of opinions are when the United States dropped the Atomic bombs in Japan. There are a lot of arguments back then and still today that are questioning the necessity of the use of atomic bombs by the United States. Though anyone who knows history should agree with the opinion I stand for. I believe that the use of the atomic bomb was necessary for the United States in ending the war.
Throughout the Second World War, which lasted from 1939 to 1945,
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After the raid on Pearl Harbor on December 8th, Franklin Delano Roosevelt stated, "Yesterday, Dec. 7, 1941 - a date which will live in infamy - the United States of America was suddenly and deliberately attacked by naval and air forces of the Empire of Japan" (Roosevelt). This beginning section from Franklin Delano Roosevelt's speech definitely spoke to me and hit me hard. I have some relatives in Hawaii that saw when the planes bombed Pearl Harbor and said to me, when I was younger, how scary it was that day. To me, it seemed nearly impossible for the Japanese pilots to get the drop on us because of how secure the island was, or so I thought. This act of treason from Japan started something they would never have imagined coming from the United States. Isoroku Yamamoto, a Japanese Admiral, stated after the attack on Pearl Harbor that, "I fear all we have done is to awaken a sleeping giant and fill him with a terrible resolve" (Yamamoto). This statement was one that really gave me the inspiration to read and study this incident because they knew that after what they did that they had messed up big time. No matter what people's reasons were for joining the…show more content…
One thing that people do not understand is that the United States did not just go to Japan and drop the bombs and come back, we actually warned them before we dropped the bombs. Leaflets were actually dropped on in the cities of Japan. These leaflets said, "TO THE JAPANESE PEOPLE: America asks that you take immediate heed of what we say on this leaflet. We are in possession of the most destructive explosive ever devised by man. A single one of our newly developed atomic bombs is actually the equivalent in explosive power to what 2000 of our giant B-29s can carry on a single mission. This awful fact is one for you to ponder and we solemnly assure you it is grimly accurate" (PBS). Finding this out while researching really opened my eyes because people want to think there was nothing but just the bombing and that was it. The United States gave them a fair warning that this would happen and if they do not surrender to the thirteen consequences that the president outlined then the United States will drop the bombs on every resource of military they had. So, what do you think happened next? Japan idiotically tested the United States trying to call their bluff, for which it was not, and the plan was then set in motion to bomb Japan. Even with the adequate warnings of what was in store for Japan, the warning went unheeded.
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