AMH 2020 Essay 2 - Nagasaki because both sides knew Japan...

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Brandon Hayes Essay #2 10/10/05 Truman Did Truman make the right decision, yes or no? On the morning of August 6, 1945, the first atomic bomb was dropped on Hiroshima. One newspaper described the destruction as, “Images of swirling fire, angry impressions of red and black, with angular figures turning to skeletons, primitive figures writhing in fury of ever-expanding death” Three days later, the U.S. dropped another atomic bomb on the city of Nagasaki. Together these events marked the ending of World War II, and the downfall of Japan. Many people believe the United States made the right decision in dropping the atomic bombs on Japan. Even to this day there is a seemingly never-ending debate on whether this was the right decision. The United States should not have dropped the atomic bombs on Hiroshima and
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Unformatted text preview: Nagasaki because both sides knew Japan was defeated before the bombs were dropped. The United States did not clarify the terms of the Potsdam Proclamation which would have led to Japans surrender. The bombs also caused unnecessary civilian casualties. The United States should not have dropped the bombs because Japan was already defeated, and both sides knew it. The air and sea blockade was cutting off the Japanese supplies and important goods. Strategic bombing was devastating their many cities and populated areas. Brandon Hayes Essay #2 10/10/05 Although everyone has different beliefs I think that he should have not dropped the bombs. There were way too many unnecessary deaths and wreckages. Without the destruction of the bomb Japan would have been much better off after the war....
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