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Why The Atomic Bomb Was Necessary

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On August 6, 1945 when President Truman decided to bomb Hiroshima with the bomb nicknamed “little boy” causing over 6 percent of the city to be leveled out and causing 70,000 civilians casualties. But the real question was if this act was necessary. The evidence points out that yes it was a necessity to stop another war from beginning. The united stated targeted two major military and industrial cities (Hiroshima and Nagasaki) to stop an invasion of Japan. Which Truman knew would cause “Okinawa from one end or japan to the other” and his assumptions were very legitimate. The Japanese took the initiative to try and start a new war with the united states with the bombing of the Pearl Harbor, to try and destroy the military and air forces, but while doing that in a short time five of eight battleships at Pearl Harbor were sunk or sinking,…show more content…
As well as the home islands were subjected to a naval blockade which made fuel and food very increasingly scarce. Japans military and civilian losses had met approximately 3 million, and at the time you saw no end to any of the deaths. But despite all this that is happening Japanese leaders and military clung fiercely to the saying “ katsu-go” which means decisive battle.
The Japanese then mobilized their military and civilian militia which out be deployed to fight and defend their home islands. Presenting the Japanese determination to fight on is the fact that even after the atomic bombs were dropped against Hiroshima and Nagasaki, the Japanese military still wanted to peruse that desperate option. The atomic bombs forced emperor Hirohito to comprehend something the military and its soldiers could not. The defense of the homeland was hopeless. It took the Japanese emperor to break the impact in the Japanese government and finally order surrender to the United
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