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1Chris Valerio Per. 7/8 Atomic Bomb The atomic bombing of Nagasaki and Hiroshima is a very controversial topic in American history. After reading about this topic and giving it some thought it was unnecessary for the United States to drop the atomic bomb on Japan. First off, the Japanese economy relied on imports of and the American submarines and air force sunk 88% of Japan’s merchant shipping during the war. For a long-term battle against the US for Japan the economy could not achieve mass production without the goods necessary for war. Also, the testing of the atomic bomb showed how devastating its effects were, and was supposed to be used for a military target not civilians. Finally, the decision to drop the atomic bomb was a very risky one in terms of our public relations and support of foreign countries. Dropping the atomic bomb was not at all necessary to force the “unconditional surrender” of Japan. From a military standpoint America cut off Japans resources making it impossible for Japan to fight a “long-term” war. Also, slowly but surely the larger American air force took
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