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The Atomic QuestionOn August 6 1945 the world was changed forever On that day the United States of America dropped an atomic bomb over the city of Hiroshima Never before has the world seen anything like it Hiroshima had almost been decimated with an estimated 70-80000 people were killed Three days later a second more powerful bomb was dropped on the city of Nagasaki killing over 100000 people Since Japan was almost defeated and wanting to surrender many have debated over whether or not the US should have taken such a drastic measure Was it entirely necessary that we drop such a devastating weapon By the end of the war the US forces had pushed the Japanese far back into their country leaving them no entry to any resources from the Indies Japanese cities and factories were being endlessly bombarded by American bombers Unquestionably Japan was a crushed nation Again was it necessary that we drop such a devastating weapon The decision to use the atomic bomb was justified by the US Who said that the force was crucial to end the war so that many other lives could be saved However many have argued since Japan was already on the verge of surrendering that the US had only one motive and that was to test this demonstrative weapon on humans Aside from the ground test in New Mexico no one knew the destruction an atomic bomb was capable of Still I proclaim was this a necessary act The final decision without any warning to drop the bomb came from President Truman wanting a quick an effective way of ending the war However was there no other way to end this bloodshed Perhaps the US could have threatened Japan with a Russian invasion The Japanese were counting on Russia for support If the US had convinced Japan that Russia would use force then they may have felt the need to surrender Another option was
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