The United States And World War II

956 WordsMay 4, 20154 Pages
The United States truly showed that we were coming together as a nation to become one of the most dominant countries in the world. The United States was brought into World War II when Japan bombed Pearl Harbor on December 7, 1941. This event took Americans by surprise and soon would lead to bigger problems. The United States did not take the bombing lightly, and we gave Japan exactly what they deserved. On August 6th and 9th in the year of 1945, the United States dropped atomic bombs in the cities of Hiroshima and Nagasaki. I believe this was a message to the rest of the world to show them the kind of power that we had. I believe the bombing of Japan was our way of showing the rest of the world that the United States was not going to be bullied by other countries, but instead rise as the most powerful nation in the world. The Soviet Union saw this as a threat. They thought that they were the most dominant country and felt threatened by the use of our atomic bombs. This led to the Soviet Union increasing their productivity on their atomic weapons so that they would feel like they were still the dominant country. When the United States realized that the Soviet Union had begun to increase productivity, we felt like we needed to do the same. This would continue for years and would later be known as the Cold War. I believe that since we used the atomic bombs before the Soviet Union, it put us one step ahead because the Soviet Union was unsure of what other kind of bombs we may
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