Were the Americans justified in dropping the atomic bomb twice?
I don't think the Americans were justified in dropping the atomic bomb. Although many American soldiers lives were spared because of the atomic bomb, many Japanese casualties had lost there lives. The first bomb that was dropped on Hiroshima, a city of 340,000 people and a military industrial centre. Over 75,000 people were killed, and thousands more died from radiation poisoning. Once Japan refused to surrender the United states dropped another bomb on Nagasaki and 40,000 people were instantly killed. The atomic bombs did result in Japan surrendering, but many innocent lives were lost and the damage the bombs made would last many years. The fall of Japan resulted in the end of the second World War, but I believe they could have won the war by other means resulting in less deaths.