scroll to top
Stuck on your essay?
Get ideas from this essay and see how your work stacks up
Word Count: 1,313
Was it Necessary for the United States to Drop Atomic Bombs on Japan to End World War II The year was 1945 World War II was nearly over Germany had been defeated and the allied forces were sure to win the war The only unsure thing was how many lives would be lost in defeating Japan The United States decided to drop the atomic bomb on August 6 1945 On that day the Enola Gay dropped Little Boy on Hiroshima Three days later the United States dropped Fat Boy on Nagasaki 240000 civilians mostly women and children lost there lives on these two days On August 14 1945 Japan surrendered unconditionally Was it necessary I believe that the US could have used other means to bring about the end of the war This paper will note a few reasons for dropping the bomb followed by a discussion of several alternatives to its the use There were a few reasons why the United States dropped the bombs As Phillip Goodman points out President Truman was under tremendous pressure from several sources One source of pressure was his military advisors who thought that an invasion of Japan would be too costly A second source of pressure was domestic in nature In particular President Truman was under tremendous pressure to please the public because he was up for re-election In addition to this pressure there was a hatred for the Japanese political problems that the US had with RussiaDoug Longand the revenge that Americans wanted for the Japanese bombing of Pearl Harbor Having said this it does not seem to be obvious that the US chose the right response Admiral William D Leaky Chief of Staff to Franklin D Roosevelt and Harry S Truman said that It is my opinion that the use of this barbarous weapon at Hiroshima and Nagasaki was of no material assistance in our war against Japan With all the alternatives
@Kibin is a lifesaver for my essay right now!!
- Sandra Slivka, student @ UC Berkeley
Wow, this is the best essay help I've ever received!
- Camvu Pham, student @ U of M
If I'd known about @Kibin in college, I would have gotten much more sleep
- Jen Soust, alumni @ UCLA