"was the dropping of the atomic bomb justified or not?" In 1945 the atomic bomb was created to end World War II The atomic bomb was the invention of Albert Einstein; it was produced to cause an extremely powerful explosion by splitting the atom, an atomic bomb can cause mass destruction. The Americans dropped the bomb on Hiroshima and Nagasaki. This is a controversial decision because there were many arguments for and against the atomic bomb. "What if it goes wrong?" Will it end the war?" On the 6 th of August 1945, an American b-29 called the Enola Gay dropped the first atomic bomb used in warfare on the Japanese city Hiroshima. The bomb was deadly it killed between 70, 000 to 100, 000 innocent people. But I believe that the Japanese were na " ive as well, they did not react to the bombing and brought it upon the Americans to bomb Nagasaki on August 9 that killed a further 40, 000.

I think president Truman was right in dropping the atomic bomb, it was successful in the test months earlier and it was designated to end the war. I believe President Truman made a brave decision that had to be made. It has been estimated that if the United States had not dropped the bomb and had invaded Japan instead, the United States would have lost about a million soldiers. That's one reason why I think that the bomb was justified. The Japanese would rather die than surrender. This is demonstrated by the battle of Saipan.

At this battle over half of the population of Saipan walked off a cliff instead of surrendering to the United States. This was often very effective. Many times when a Japanese soldier decided to blow himself up instead of surrendering he would kill many Americans with the same blast. Also the kamikaze techniques of the Japanese fighters killed many soldiers. If this war had continued more lives would have been lost. Also up to this point the United States spent 300 billion dollars on war efforts.

Many materials and other objects were damaged. Any estimate on how much money was lost in damages would be useless. This number would have continued to rise if it had not been for the use of the atomic bomb. The war was a tragic thing. It killed millions and destroyed the lives of millions more. It lasted six years and could have lasted longer; with death and destruction increasing every year.

Ending such a dreadful thing should be reason enough to drop the atomic bomb. The cruelty of the Japanese at such places as Bataan and Nanking was terrible and needed to be stopped. Although the atomic bomb caused much death devastation it indirectly saved lives. The atomic bomb was the best solution. The atomic bomb may have killed thousands, but it saved millions. I think it was a justified decision to drop the atomic bomb.