History IA Conclusion

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Pierre Massa Per.1 History IA Conclusion The debate to whether the bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki in World War II were necessary or even moral is a great conflict discussed to this day in time. Hiroshima was the primary target of the first U.S. nuclear attack mission, on August 6, 1945. On the morning of August 9, 1945, the U.S. B-29 Super fortress Bocksca , flown by the crew of 393rd Squadron commander Major Charles W. Sweeney, carried the nuclear bomb "Fat Man." The mission plan for the second attack was nearly identical to that of the Hiroshima mission, with Kokura as the
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Unformatted text preview: primary target and Nagasaki the secondary target. Some people say that the dropping of the bombs were a timely end to the war that would mean that no land invasion of Japan is necessary. But others say that the nuclear bombs were not needed in order to force the Japanese to surrender because Japan was already on the decline in the war and ready to surrender. Truman himself would have had many reasons for such a drastic decision such as punishment for the Japanese, the upper hand in the upcoming Cold War, and a better chance at reelection....
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