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Claims Pro Con President Trumanwas justified in using atomicweapons on both the citiesof Hiroshima (Aug. 6 1945)and Nagasaki (Aug 9 1945).-Truman’s choices were:Choose the bomb or choose to invade japan -From previous knowledge of knowing that they would never give up and there would be mass american casualty the bomb is preferable -Closer they got to the home island the more desperately they fought seen at Iwo Jima and okinawa -Japan still had around 10.3 million troops and a lot of weapons scattered around their territory -Americans predicted that if they did attack the home land with operation “olympic” and “coronet” there would be a an estimated total of 1.2 million (456,000 deaths at olympic and 744,000 deaths at Coronet) american deaths -Compared with the highest end deaths at Hiroshima(150,000) and Nagasaki (74,000) -In July they told Japan to surrender or else there would be prompt utter destruction(Warning given) → Japan refused -LeMay Leaflets -After first bomb was dropped they gave called for surrender and warned that there would be more destruction if they didn’t surrender → Japan did not respond -This prompted them to surrender -Civilian Death was very High( in Japan 2.6 mil -3.1 mil) -Some historians argue that Japan was already near defeat and needed an excuse to quit -It was just an excuse to showcase power for post war relation with Russia -On august 9th Soviet invaded Japan(Manchuria) and Japan was not prepared for them to betray neutrality so they were distracted and just hours later American bombed them without giving them more time President Truman wasjustified in using an atomicweapon on the city ofHiroshima but notNagasaki three days later.
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Atomic Bomb, Nuclear weapon, Atomic bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki