to war again but had to because Japan attacked the U.S. first. President Truman didn’t want to kill many civilians so he warned Japan first that if they did not surrender, they will be truly affected with deaths of our soldiers, their soldiers, and their civilians. With them not being affected with such a huge impact of deaths, they were confident enough to refuse our threat and therefore the United States decided to go forward with using the atomic bomb. Truman did not want to kill thousand of people, he just wanted to end the war and used atomic bombs to save resources and soldiers and make sure that it was most effective. After the first atomic bomb, Japan still did not surrender. I do see that the United States was not justified after hearing the deaths of the many civilians. Yes, the United States could of aimed the bomb where there was no civilians but it proves that after the first atomic bomb, they wouldn’t surrender so if we aimed the bomb where it wasn’t important to them, it would of meant nothing. We are wrong for apologizing for thousands of civilians deaths but it was the only way we could end the war. We could of dont more than apologizing by giving Japan something more.
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- Summer '16
- Tom McGrath
- World War II, Atomic bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki