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The Decision to Drop the Bomb Our century has been dominated by a continuing expansion of military knowledge but perhaps the weapon which had the most impact was the atomic bomb It ended a world war and inspired many to search of the secret of atomic weaponry The A-bomb has inspired much controversy From the time it was first dropped to the present people have been discussing if the bomb should have been used or not It is my opinion that bomb should have been dropped Karl T Compton who wrote the article If the Atomic Bomb Had Not Been Used also holds this opinion The first point he makes which I highly agree with it that We the Japanese would have kept fighting until all Japanese were killed but we would not have been defeated The enemy was willing to fight this war until the bitter end and surrender was not an option for them A continuation of the war would have cost more lives on both sides and although extreme measures had to be taken to end the war it is better to see the world in peace than to continue the battle for years and years The use of the atomic bomb saved hundreds of thousandsperhaps several millionsof lives both American and Japanese Some members of the public felt that the atomic bomb was inhuman and that Japan was already beaten and would have given up soon This is not the case All war is inhuman and the Japanese had been beaten in that the favor of the war was against him At the same time Japan was not beaten She was still fighting desperately and there was every reason to believe that she would continue to do so and this is the only answer that has any practical significance Above all the bomb ended the war because it was the experience of what an atomic bomb will actually do to
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