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On August 6th 1945 the United States dropped the Atomic Bomb on Hiroshima This military strategy was extremely controversial in the United States The question I wish to answer is Was the United States justified in the dropping of the atomic bomb The answer to this question is yes I believe they were for many reasons The main reason was that this bomb would ultimately end the war Why did the war need to be stopped so badly In some ways it was helping the United States economy but mostly it was very costly in both lives and money Another main reason this war needed to be stopped was to defend America from another attack on our own soil which would kill many of our people These are just a couple examples that can be used to prove the use of the atomic bomb was justifiable In the following paragraphs I will provide more reasons why the use of the atomic bomb was very justifiable World War II proved to be very costly to the United States According to lives lost it was the costliest war in history There were about 15 or 20 million military personnel killed in the war Of these about 293300 were Americans and our enemies murdered about 7000 innocent United States citizens It has been estimated that we would have lost about one million soldiers if we would not have ended the war with the atomic bomb Also to this point in the war we had spent about 300 billion dollars on all of our war efforts Many of our materials were damaged throughout the entire war Many of the estimates on how much money was lost due to damages were very outrageous If we had not dropped the atomic bomb when we did this number would have been even more outrageous The president during this time period was Harry Truman He understood
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