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The atomic bombing of Hiroshima and Nagasaki was completely unjustified The use of atomic bombs was totally unecessary inhumane and irresponsible The impact of conventional bombing of Japan aswell as the impact of the a-bombs themselves on Hiroshima and Nagasaki show how most invalid the decision to drop the bombs was Just as well the alternatives to dropping atomic weaponry and the political agenda behind the act of war demonstrates the USs total lack of consideration towards the heafty decision The use of the atom bomb on Japan was a clear mistake of the US government Conventional bombing of Japan was clearly sufficient enough on its own On March 9-10 for example 300 American bombers furiously attacked Tokyo The loss of 100 000 people 16 miles square of the capital and a million residents left homeless were the results of this particular attack alone Not only were the Japanese defenses overwhelmed but Japans will and capacity for reconstruction dispersal and passive defense were less than GermanysUS Strategic Bombing Survey The Air Attack Against Japanese Home Islands Washington DC 1 JULY 1946 This quote clearly states that Japan was overwhelmed On the other hand in the same report the bombing suvery also stated The Survey has estimated that the damage and casualties caused at Hiroshima by the one atomic bomb dropped from a single plane would have required 220 B-29s carrying 1200 tons of incendiary bombs 400 tons of high-explosive bombs and 500 tons of anti-personnel fragmentation bombs if conventional weapons rather than an atomic bomb had been used US SBS The Effects of the Atomic Bombs Washington DC 1 JULY 1946 The survey states that an enourmous amount of conventional weaponry would have been needed to aquire the same amount
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