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The Dropping Of The Atomic Bombs

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The dropping of the atomic bomb on Nagasaki and Hiroshima resulted in the death of over 100,000 people. Many people believe the United States had ulterior motivesfor the dropping of the bombs, while some consider the bombing the largest and most lethal acts of terrorism in history. The United States should not have been the first to use such a devastating weapon. The dropping of the atomic bomb was unjustified and a crime against humanity.The United States started the making of the atomic bomb after they heard of Germany's Nazi atomic bomb program. The American project was called the Manhattan Project. The project had $2 billion dollars ...view middle of the document...

Hiroshima only contained the 2nd General Army Headquarters that commanded the defense of all of southern Japan. Critics believe the reason the atomic bomb was dropped was to justify the investment, test the weapons and perhaps to get revenge for the attacks on Pearl Harbor.The United States had not given Japan enough time to study the radiations and other effects of the bombing of Hiroshima before the second one was dropped. The second one was dropped 3 days later on Nagasaki, a large seaport in Japan with industrial activity, which made ships and military equipment. When people in Japan suffered from radiation not even the Americans knew much about it or how to help the people. The United States would only let the Japanese surrender if their emperor was put out of power. The Japanese would not agree and were forced to continue fighting because they thought their emperor was a god. Even diplomats wanted to surrender while military leaders wanted to fight a decisive battle to try to get better terms for a settlement afterwards. The Japanese were not given anything they wanted for an agreement and had no choice but to keep fighting.The choice to drop the atomic bombs on Hiroshima and Nagasaki was unjust and a wartime crime. Even Leo Szilard, a scientist who played a major role in the development of the atomic bomb, said "If the Germans had dropped atomic bombs on cities instead of us, we would have sentenced Germans who were guilty to death." The United States' ulterior motives got in the way of their good decisions.

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