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Atomic Bomb Necessary Was it Necessary August 6th 1945 70000 lives were ended in a matter of seconds The United States had dropped an atomic bomb on the city of Hiroshima Today many argue over whether or not the US should have taken such a drastic measure Was it entirely necessary that we drop such a devastating weapon Yes it was First we must look at what was going on at the time the decision was made The US had been fighting a massive war since 1941 Morale was most likely low and resources were probably at the same level as morale However each side continued to fight and both were determined to win Obviously the best thing that could have possibly have happened would have been to bring the war to a quick end with a minimum of casualties What would have happened had the A-bomb not been used The most obvious thing is that the war would have continued US forces therefore would have had to invade the home island of Japan Imagine the number of casualties that could have occurred if this would have happened Also our forces would not only have to fight off the Japanese military but they would have to defend themselves against the civilians of Japan as well It was also a fact that the Japanese government had been equipping the commoners with any kind of weapon they could get their hands on It is true that this could mean a Japanese citizen could have anything from a gun to a spear but many unsuspecting soldiers might have fallen victim to a surprise spear attack The number of deaths that would have occurred would have been much greater and an invasion would have taken a much longer period of time The Japanese would have continued to fight the US with all of what they had spears guns knives whatever they could get their hands on just as
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