Though it was a costly endeavor economically it was needed to end the war The

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necessary. Though it was a costly endeavor, economically, it was needed to end the war. The Atomic Bomb allowed for a shortened end to the war, whereas a full scale invasion would have taken a large amount of time, money, and resources. The amount of money spent to get Japan to
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Stevens 3surrender through invasions and the firebombings would have pushed the war longer, but the Atomic Bomb created an end to the war. As detrimental as it was, the war ended shortly after, and it saved the resources that may have been used if a full scale invasion was used to end the war. Near the end of World War II, the Japanese were given the choice by the Allies to surrender unconditionally. The Japanese refused, and through many raids, they still refused. In order for the Japanese to surrender, the Japanese Cabinet had to have a unanimous decision to surrender. During the Potsdam Proclamation, the Japanese Cabinet did not have a unanimous decision to surrender, so Japan’s place in the war was justified. After the Atomic Bombs were dropped on Hiroshima and Nagasaki, the Japanese Cabinet met again and they decided to surrender, unanimously. Before the dropping of the bombs, the Japanese continued to fight on, but the atomic bombs were the final straw. If the atomic bombs weren’t dropped, the war most likely would have carried on, but since the Japanese had a unanimous decision to surrender, the atomic bombs proved their point. Since the decision to surrender happened a few days after the bombings, it is clear that the atomic bombs were necessary. Previously, the Japanese Cabinet wasclose to surrendering, but it never was unanimous. The bombings shook Japan and the decision
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