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  • Two Atomic Bombs Over Japan
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    DROPPING OF ATOMIC BOMBS President Truman faced a hugely difficult decision when he had to make the choice of whether or not to drop two atomic bombs over Japan. After much thought and consideration on his part, he came to the conclusion that the bombs would be dropped. Hiroshima and Nagasaki were the chosen places, two residential and productive areas of Japan where several innocent civilians lived. Although that may have seemed like the only way to end the war quickly, there could have been an...
  • Use Of The Atomic Bomb
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    3 SEP 2002 DECIDING TO SAVE LIVES WITH THE ATOMIC BOMB During the crucial days and weeks in the summer of 1945, American officials from President Harry S. Truman on down, sought out a strategy to save as many U.S. soldiers and sailors lives as possible. As one may well imagine, these officials were willing to use almost any measure to end what had become a fight to the finish against the forces of Imperial Japan. The Germans forced America into manufacturing an atomic bomb that would change the ...
  • Use Of The Atomic Bomb
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    Was it Necessary for the United States to Drop Atomic Bombs on Japan to End World War II The year was 1945. World War II was nearly over. Germany had been defeated and the allied forces were sure to win the war. The only unsure thing was how many lives would be lost in defeating Japan. The United States decided to drop the atomic bomb on August 6, 1945. On that day the Enola Gay dropped "Little Boy" on Hiroshima. Three days later the United States dropped "Fat Boy" on Nagasaki. 240,000 civilians...
  • Use Of The Atomic Bombs
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    The Lesser Of Two Evils: Why the Atomic Bomb Was Justified As history has progressed, Man has always looked back and debated why certain actions occurred and whether or not such measures should have been taken. Though numerous such arguments take place, one of the most debated issues is that of the dropping of the atomic bomb at the end of World War Two. Critics of the atomic bomb argue that far too many people were killed through the United States' use of the bomb, they state that other means w...
  • Use Of The Atomic Bomb
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    The Atomic Bomb Controversy August 6, 1945- the atomic bomb was first used in combat as it was dropped on Hiroshima, Japan. The raw explosive power of the weapon was displayed. Within a few days, another bomb was dropped on Nagasaki, Japan. The atomic bomb was one of the most destructive weapons of war ever used in combat. The bomb was the weapon that ended the second World War. However, the bomb's use was a source of debate. President Harry Truman decided to put many years of nuclear warfare re...
  • Atomic Bomb Project To The War
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    Daniel Simons History 12 The year is 1945 and World War II has been going on for 6 years. The Germans led by Adolf Hitler, are starting to see one defeat after another. They lost the Eastern Front to the Russians and the Western front was slowly but surely being taken back by the allied forces, mainly the British and the Americans. The Americans had only entered the war 4 years before, but their impact on the war was so great. The Americans declared war on Japan on December 7, 1941, after the un...
  • Use Of Atomic Bombs
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    Was the Atomic Bomb Really Necessary World War II "I have to decide Japanese strategy-shall we invade Japan proper or shall we bomb and blockade That is my hardest decision to date. But I'll make it when I have all the facts". -Harry S. Truman Many questions have arisen dealing with the need for the atomic bomb since it was twice used in 1945 to end World War II on the Pacific Front. Did it save lives when compared to an all out invasion, or could it have been a statement to Russia in an effort ...
  • Was The Use Of The Atomic Bomb
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    Although WW II ended over 50 years ago there is still much discussion as to the events which ended the War in the Pacific. The primary event which historians attribute to this end are the use of atomic bombs on the cities of Hiroshima and Nagasaki. Although the bombing of these cities did force the Japanese to surrender, many people today ask "Was the use of the atomic bomb necessary to end the war?" and more importantly "Why was the decision to use the bomb made?" Ronald Takaki examines these q...
  • Bombs After President Truman
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    The Manhattan Project Nuclear research all started when the Japanese bombed Pearl Harbor, and the United States entered into World War II. When the United States realized that Germany attempted to build an atomic bomb, Americans began to concentrate on their research about creating an atomic bomb more heavily. President Franklin D. Roosevelt created the Manhattan Project, which included a group of top scientists, under General Leslie R. Groves, who worked around the clock to try to develop an at...
  • Soviet Invasion And The Atomic Bombs
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    Atomic Bomb Were the atomic bombings in Hiroshima and Nagasaki necessary to save allied lives and to end Japans threat to world peace Did the resulting loss of life cost more than a deadly invasion of the Japanese mainland In August 1945, the first dropping of atomic bombs in civilian areas of Japan killed hundreds of thousands of innocent people. Immediately following those bombings, Japan surrendered to the United States. The following essay summarizes the defense of the atomic bomb and its us...
  • Use Of The Atomic Bomb
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    Little Boy On the morning of August 6, 1945, a B-29 bomber named Enola Gay flew over the industrial city of Hiroshima, Japan and dropped the first atomic bomb ever used in war. The city went up in flames caused by the immense power equal to about 20,000 tons of TNT. The project was a success. Hundreds of thousands died and still more were wounded. This was the final triumph that finally brought Japan to surrender. The effects of the bomb are still being seen but there is no doubt that the atomic...
  • Use Of The Atomic Bomb
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    The Decision to Drop the Bomb Our century has been dominated by a continuing expansion of military knowledge, but perhaps the weapon which had the most impact was the atomic bomb. It ended a world war, and inspired many to search of the secret of atomic weaponry. The A-bomb has inspired much controversy. From the time it was first dropped, to the present, people have been discussing if the bomb should have been used or not. It is my opinion that bomb should have been dropped. Karl T. Compton, wh...
  • Atomic Bomb On Japan
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    World War II was the most costly and the most deadly war towards Americans in its short existence. The plan was for the allies, the united States, France, Russia, and Britain to defeat Germany and then defeat the empire of Japan. After the defeat of Germany it was crucial for the Americans to end the war quickly because if the Soviet Union enter the war against Japan and learned about the secrets of the atomic bomb it too could become a world power and dominate as Germany tried to do. The United...
  • Use Of The Atomic Bomb
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    OUTLINE Thesis: Nuclear proliferation should be banned in order to prevent other countries from death and destruction like that of Hiroshima. I. Mankind argues for and against Hershey's message to ban the bomb. (QUOTE) A. History leading to Hiroshima 1. Why was book written 2. When was book written B. Author and name of book 1. Hershey's message 2. Other information C. Thesis II. By giving governments the power to use bombs, many innocent civilians are killed. A. Proponents of nuclear armament a...
  • Drop The Second Atomic Bomb On Nagasaki
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    In August 1945, atomic bombs were dropped on Hiroshima and Nagasaki. Why did the American government decide to carry out these attacks On 6th August 1945, the first of the two fatal bombs was dropped on the army base of Hiroshima. Three days later on the 9th August, the second was dropped on Nagasaki. Both bombs caused widespread damage to Japan, and the knock on effects of radiation have caused the number of those killed to increase every year since 1945, totalling nearly 240,000 deaths. Theref...
  • Proposal Of The Atomic Bomb America
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    Many began their normal routine, as a flash brighter than a thousand suns illuminated the sky. At eight fifteen on August 6th, an American bird flew thousands of feet above the land, planting an egg which would affect the world's history forever. The wind changed directions several times, as the intensity of the explosion increased; leaving everything that lay in its way, crushed and burned by the deadly radiation which lingered through the stagnant air. Heat rays reached thousands of degrees, a...
  • Use Of The Atomic Bomb
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    In 1945, an atomic bomb was dropped on Hiroshima and followed by another on Nagasaki a few days later ending WWII. President Truman's decision to use the bombs is often criticized by many. Some historians say that the bomb was necessary and others strongly debate the issue. Many researchers say that they atomic bombs were not necessary. They argue that there were alternatives to the bomb such as "naval blockade, modifications of the unconditional surrender terms, conventional bombing, and waitin...
  • Use Of The Atomic Bomb
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    Nations are ranked by how much power they contain. The greater the amount of power the greater the nation is. During the 1940's, many great events help the United States to attain a vast amount of power. They had just entered World War II on the allies side, and had devised a plan to triumph over their enemies. The United States wanted to develop a weapon of mass destruction, insuring victory and global power. The United States developed the atomic bomb as a way to strike back at those who oppos...
  • Atomic Bomb Japan
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    On August 6th 1945, a United States B-29 bomber flew over the city of Hiroshima in Japan and dropped the first atomic bomb ever to hit a populated area. Over the years since that event, there has been a lot of controversy whether the bomb should or should not have been used. President Harry Truman of the United States was the one who makes the decision to drop the atomic bomb. He has been criticized for this decision ever since. Some historians believe that the bomb was dropped to scare the Sovi...
  • Use Of The Atomic Bomb
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    The way the world thinks of war changed forever in 1945. On July 16 in Alamogordo, New Mexico, America exploded the world's first atomic bomb, sending a huge mushroom-shaped cloud high into the sky. The Manhattan Project, which was used to end World War II, was mostly led by German and German-Jewish scientists, who had escaped from Hitler's Germany. In 1939, an American university professor named Albert Einstein wrote a letter to President Franklin D. Roosevelt, in which he outlined the possibil...

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