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Hiroshima Bombing, Justified or not?

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Hiroshima Bombing, Justified or not? Since the dropping of the Atomic bomb 'Enola Gay' on Hiroshima in 1945, many Historians and Philosophers have debated and questioned the moral laws of this solo event, the single happening that probably changed war and chemical use forever, the sole occurrence that claimed the life of thousands of innocent women and children. In this essay the moral and ethnic 'so called' laws are going to be discussed and the actions of the occurrence whether said to be right or wrong are going to be weighed up and determined if they firstly, are valuable and then I am going to place all of these useful points together to see if the bombings were justified or completely un-justified. Let's first begin with Source A: "Conventional bombing (if affective) would kill far more Japanese then an Atomic bomb would" This quote states that "conventional" (Normal) ...read more.


Mainly America believed this and also that thousands of troops would be killed on both sides in the allies attempt to take or over run Japan. The nuclear bomb was quick, fast and easy and therefore would save many young men's lives and release a grip on the prisoners of war. Source B is especially useful as is gives us a deep look into how powerful the bombs really were. The only problem is that they were tested in a dessert without proper conditions and therefore an improper test, this made the nuclear bomb seem less powerful and therefore ineffective. This also relates to Harry.S. Truman. Statistical evidence of the consequences of American bombing raids on Japanese mainland in 1945. The opposite is of course that of Source D Comment made by Admiral William D.Leahy, Chief staff to the president, 1945: Now this comment is a huge blunder in the argument for Hiroshima as the president's right hand man was very powerful and important, like ...read more.


are standing in front of a background, the background looks dark and chaotic and like something has completely blown everything to pieces. The writing says "Japan was seeking peace already before the bomb was dropped" This tells us that Britain was against the dropping and did not want it. The Conclusion After piecing all the evidence together I am willing to believe that Japan was ready to surrender as P.Os were not always kept in touch with what was happening and therefore did not know the whole truth or at least all the options and also that the comment made by the Admiral is too good to miss and means so very much plus I bet many countries also thought that the bomb was not worth it. But I suppose we will never really understand. I think I have a clear thought in my head, but what about you? With all the evidence for and against what path will you take? - Justified or not? ...read more.

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