75 000 people died instantly and thousands more died from radiation poisoning in the weeks following. The Americans objective was to get the Japan to surrender, however, even after this disaster, they did not. The Americans decided to drop another bomb. This time, 40 000 people were killed instantly. Japan surrendered; a victory for the Americans, a terrible loss for Japan. Over the next ten years, half a million people would die from the effects of radiation. So, should the Japanese have surrendered after the first bomb which would have resulted in less casualties, and were the Americans justified in dropping the atomic bombs? I think that even though it was against there beliefs, Japan should have surrendered after the first bomb. Japan believed that you should fight till the very end, clearly it didn't work out so well for them. I also believe that the Americans thought it was necessary to drop the bombs to end the war but I think that they could have used a different strategy than to kill hundreds of thousands of civilians. The Americans were smart, but this was a dumb decision and although it ended the war, it caused many casualties and after affects that could have been avoided.
This survived both the atomic bombs and is still standing today