The Use Of The Atomic Bomb During WWII

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Without the bomb, we would have kept on fighting until all Japanese were destroyed, killing more people than with the bomb. About 140,000 people were killed or died within months when the atomic bomb hit Hiroshima on Aug. 6, 1945. A couple days later, about 80,000 people died after the U.S bombed Nagasaki. The U.S decision to develop and use the atomic bomb during WWII was to end the war, reduce the amount of American and Japanese casualties, and to destroy Japan’s war production sites, eventually ending the war. The U.S believed that dropping the atomic bomb would end the useless war that was going on. In “Truman’s 1945 Memoir”, Truman decided that using the bomb was the right choice to end the war. Truman also said that dropping “the bomb

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