Evaluate the Reasons for the U.S. dropping the Atomic bombs onHiroshima and Nagasaki.The Atomic bomb, a bomb more powerful than anything the world had ever seen, detonated on Japan on August 6, 1945. How did this mass killing come to be? Why was this necessary? Could it have been avoided? In this essay evaluates the reasons for the US dropping the atomic bombs on Hiroshima and Nagasaki. The main causes were to avoid bloodshed in further battles against Japan, the economic decision made in regards to the Manhattan project, the retaliation factor against Pearl Harbour and the need to prove themselves on the world stage. The first reason for dropping the atomic bomb is to save American lives. Considering thedeath count in previous battles, invasions on Nagasaki and Hiroshima would have resulted in a greater loss of life than an atomic bomb. Thus, the dropping bomb saving many lives. America and Japan already experienced a high loss of life in smaller battles, which demonstrated that the Japanese emperor’s unwillingness to surrender. For example, the Battle of Jiwa cost 7000 americans their lives and 18,000 wounded, while 19,000 Japanese passed and and the rest were taken hostage. Another example was the battle in Okinawa, where 12,000 american men died and 38,000 were wounded. Once again, the Japanese lost a ridiculous 100,000 men.
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