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Why the Atomic Bombing of Hiroshima was Justified.

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Adya Roy Ms. Manley English 10 (A period) 1 Jan 2012 The Justified Bombing of the headquarters of the Fifth Division August 10th 1945 in America, among males, 87% of Republicans, 71% of Independents and 63% of Democrats and 60% of female republicans viewed the bombing of Hiroshima as absolutely justified (Moore). To be exposed to both sides of the coin, Japan had attacked Pearl Harbor with intentions to handicap America militarily and America justly retaliated by targeting the headquarters of the Fifth Division and the Second General Army: Hiroshima, with 40,000 military personnel present on August 6th, 1945 (Chen). Just like majority view, the bombing of Hiroshima saved several lives, was inevitable, and yet, we helped them out after. Not seen by the naked eye, Japan had a secret atomic bomb project. The weapon was to be perfected by December 6th 1945, used on New York City, home to less than 4,000 military personnel, on a day of joy and laughter: Christmas, 1945 (Mullins). ...read more.


When questioned why America would do so, we best explained that we wanted to be more humane than them. Especially according to Iris Chang, author of The Rape of Nanking: The Forgotten Holocaust Of World War II, Japanese atrocities to several Asians were unbelievable and had the gravity of Nazi inhumanity. We didn't want to follow their path, but make our own. Due to the funding, American Secretary of War Stimson said that the bombing was a catalyst to the success of Hiroshima ("Was the Bombing of Hiroshima and Nagasaki justified?"). To reiterate, the bombing saved a ton of lives, ammunition, money, and was the only alternative left after the Japanese proved to be as insistent and stubborn as mules. We also helped rebuild Hiroshima to its former glory or even better! As mentioned in "Hiroshima" by John Hersey, seven years after the bombing, Great Britain, France, China, the Soviet Union and India followed along with nuclear tests (139, 149, 150, 151). ...read more.


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