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DROPPING OF ATOMIC BOMBS President Truman faced a hugely difficult decision when he had to make the choice of whether or not to drop two atomic bombs over Japan After much thought and consideration on his part he came to the conclusion that the bombs would be dropped Hiroshima and Nagasaki were the chosen places two residential and productive areas of Japan where several innocent civilians lived Although that may have seemed like the only way to end the war quickly there could have been another less destructive rational and morally right way to do so than dropping the two atomic bombs over those areas The question shouldnt be Did President Truman make the right decision in having the two atomic bombs dropped because that is something only he can find the correct answer to So instead the question should be Can the dropping of the two atomic bombs including the destruction of large productive areas and over a hundred thousand innocent lives of civilians be justified Warfare alone is difficult to justify even when both sides have a fair chance and opportunity to protect them-selves because of moral issues However the atomic bomb doesnt even give the victims a chance for protection or even recovery after its been used It would be one thing to drop the bombs over life-less land where no people and productivity were to just scare the Japanese as a warning but thats not what was done Instead the bombs destroyed an innumerable amount of things in Japan most of which were innocent civilians who didnt even have anything to do with the war other than being part of the enemy country No matter how much of an enemy a country is it does not give the opposing country the right to do to them the destruction that an atomic bomb can do Just because American lives were at risk in the war also does not make it
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