Manhantten Project - Cui Jing The Atomic Bomb Debate An atomic bomb was dropped by the United States on Hiroshima Japan on 6 August 1945 followed by

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Cui, JingThe Atomic Bomb DebateAn atomic bomb was dropped by the United States on Hiroshima, Japan on 6 August 1945, followed by another atom bomb dropped on the Japanese city of Nagasaki three days later. The explosion of the most advanced bombs was a tremendous shock and had a worldwide impact. Invented in the Manhattan Project during World War II, the atomic bombs were aimed at ending the war and intimidating the Soviet Union. In other words, the United States was forcing Central Powers to surrender unconditionally and, in the meantime, occupying a favorable position in the postwar world. It was necessary for the United States to avoid a military invasion by land, prevent Russia from entering Manchuria, and promote a positive relationship between the United States and Japan after the war ended. Based upon all the reasons mentioned above, I would support employing the atomic bombs.First and foremost, dropping atomic bombs avoided the United States from forceful occupation of Japan by land, which would be a long, costly, and arduous operation. According to the report on July 28, 1945, an ultimatum given by allied countries failed since Japan refused to surrender (225). It was convinced from this message that Japanese government was prepared for the lasting war and still had faith in defeating their enemies. Thus, if the atomic bombs weren’t dropped, the United States would have had no alternative but to attack Japan by land to end the war, getting across the Pacific Ocean. According to General Marshall, the alternative plan would cost half a million lives of the United States (223), and President Truman said, it was predicted to

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