Was The Atomic Bombing Of Hiroshima And Hiroshima Justified?

965 WordsOct 19, 20144 Pages
Was the atomic bombing of Hiroshima and Nagasaki justified? Discuss. The atomic bombing of Hiroshima and Nagasaki ushered the world into a new era of warfare. Never before in the history of man had such destruction been wrought in the power of a single bomb. Thousands of civilians were incinerated and Japan’s war capitals were demolished. The horror and terror was unimaginable; yet the bomb had a purpose; to swiftly end the war. In today’s society, it is questionable whether the bomb should have been used. Some believe Japan would have voluntarily surrendered; yet others believe conventional warfare methods should have been used. However, if the bomb had not been deployed, there is the question of overcoming the near fanatical Japanese resistance, the toll of the casualties from the projected Invasion of Japan and the need to educate the world in the horror of Nuclear Weaponry. The Japanese nation was ready to surrender. Japans war machine was crippled, constant fire-bombing of Japanese cities and the Seabees Island hopping campaign was wearing down the civilian morale. The Japanese nation was beaten, its war machine was crushed and its factory’s functionless. The warlords and ministers were open to surrender, the people were crying out for an end to a fruitless war. The whole country was on its needs the atomic bombs were needless. “Japan was ready to surrender, it was only waiting for terms.” The nation had capitulated, its people waited for a word. No bombs were
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