Monday, 29 April 2013
Dropping the Atomic bombs
After the United States dropped two atomic bombs on Japan in World War 2, people began wondering if that was justifiable, dropping two nuclear bombs and killing hundreds of thousands of people. I believe that it was justified because the Japanese had brought the USA into the war by attacking Pearl Harbor. By bringing them into the war they had to know that there was the possibility that something bad might happen. Also Japan had the chance to surrender multiple times, like when the Germans fell or when the allied forces took over there islands or even after the first bomb was dropped but they didn't so the USA dropped a second bomb. This is one reason I think it was justified another was the damage the Japanese caused. The Japanese destroyed multiple US war ships. They also caused thousands of allied deaths and treated POW's terrible. This is why I think this was the right thing for the US to do, to take revenge and damage cities and destroy war factories and force the Japanese into surrendering. I think without dropping the two nuclear bombs the Japanese wouldn't have surrendered causing a lot more allied deaths.