Was The Atomic Bomb Necessary For End World War II?

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RQ: Was the Use of the Atomic Bomb Necessary to End World War II? Alissa Spikes Mrs. Ferry AP World History 2 June 2015 Word Count: 2,181 Table of Contents A.Plan of investigation…………………..………………………………………………………...3 B. Evidence………………………………………………………………………………………..4 C. Evaluation of Sources…………………………………………………………………………..8 D. Analysis……………………………………………………………………………...…..……10 E. Conclusion…………………………………………………………………………………….13 F. Works Cited………………………………………………………………………...…………14 Plan of Investigation This investigation assesses to what extent the atomic bomb was necessary to end the Second World War. This investigation will be limited to the years 1939 to 1945, the duration of World War II, to assess the justifications for the bombing. However, this investigation will also examine sources as recent as the 2010s to evaluate the objective necessity of the bombing because it has remained a consistently controversial topic despite the time difference. Additionally, the necessity of the bomb is a matter that is independent from the initial bombing because its effect went beyond just ending the war, and, contextually, it is essential to examine its causes and effects with respect to events both before and after the war. Throughout this investigation, novels, memoirs, and web articles will be analyzed with evaluations of their origins, purpose, values, and limitations. Word Count: 139 B. Evidence World War II lasted six years and resulting in 70,000,000
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