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on the effects of the bomb and the events leading to it.Add to Understanding: The primary sources add to my understanding of my topic because they allow me to be even more educated on the effects the bombs had. Not only do they give me extrainformation, but they allow me to see much clearer the stand I will take in my essay. That is, I believe that the atomic bomb was not a necessary tactic in order to gain the surrender of Japan.IntroductionIn August of 1945, the United States decided that it was necessary to drop two atomic bombs in Japan; one in Nagasaki, and one in Hiroshima. It was said that the bombs were used in order to prevent any further loss of American lives and ultimately ended the war. However, as new light is shed on this event, we are discovering that the atomic bomb may not have been needed after all. The atomic bomb is a weapon of mass destruction and may have been used in the heat of the moment. Regardless of warnings to Japan’s potential surrender, President Truman and his advisors decided to drop the bombs anyway. In this paper, I will discuss new facts that
Project 24have come to light, as well as ones we have known for years, in the matter of the dropping of the atomic bombs in Japan. I have gathered sources that have given me plenty of information and insight on the decision to use the bomb. It will be shown that the risks of using the bomb were greater than those if it were not to have been used.