-----------Hirohito announces surrender Aug 15,1945 Japan surrendered! The argument is the dropping of the atomic bombs for them to surrender. Made the japanese realize they didn't want to face another one. The government and mainstream will tell you. Japanese argue that it was the soviet advance and China that caused them to surrender. The Soviets were cutting through the
Japanese really quickly. Japanese claimed a fear of overrun them by the Soviets. The U.S offered the Japanese to surrender to protect the Emperor, making the Japanese to accept. The atomic bomb had nothing to do with the end of the war but the safety and security to surrender, a myth that needs to disubed about the atomic bomb. ------------Myth: Bomb Prevented Invasion and Saved American Lives Another myth is that the bomb saved lives and prevented u.s invasion of Japan, saving american and japanese lives. Admiral William T. Leahy, Chair of the Joint Chiefs of Staff said it wasn't necessary. Also Chester A Nimitz Commander in Chief US pacific fleet said that japan had already sued for peace before the atomic age was announced to the world. Admiral Halsay said it was an unnecessary experiment and a mistake. Curtie lemay commander of 21st U.S bomber command the atomic bomb had nothing to with the end of the war. MacArthur believed Richard Nixon also believed the bomb was unnecessary. ------------U.S Strategic Bombing Survey Japan would have surrendered even if the atomic bomb had not been dropped or if Russia had not entered the war. All of the observers believed that dropping the atomic bomb did not save american lives. Why was this used then? ------------Truman Wants to Have “ A hammer on those boys” Truman said that when leading with a beast you have to treat them like a beast. Truman felt the same way as he experimented on Japanese people. The U.S would not have treated the Germans the same way as the Germans, racism plays a role in using the bomb, to see if they are going to work and how well. Using the Japanese as guinea pigs. Truman wants to show he is not afraid to use a barbaric weapon and threaten the soviet union, that they can do that to them and he even said it in his diary. ------------Why Isn't Truman a War Criminal? At the end of WW2 Germans and Japanese were put on trial for war crimes against humanity. Why wasn't Truman tried as a war criminal? Due to his responsibilities who choose to drop bombs on defenseless people. Double standard! -------------Hiroshima Peace Park Created in 1950s memorial park to commemorate the victims, the people that lived through this experience. Symbol for atomic bomb. The japanese have tried to end discrimation. THE ATOMIC BOMB DID NOT END WORLD WAR 2 AND DID NOT SAVE LIVES!
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- Summer '16
- World War II, japan, Atomic bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki