Should the United States Have Dropped Little Man and Fat Boy on Japan?

Topics: Attack on Pearl Harbor, World War II, Atomic bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki Pages: 3 (1206 words) Published: May 20, 2011
History holds many controversial events. Some may even be considered injustices to the citizens of the world. I believe that the Atomic bombs that were dropped on Japan in World War II were one of the most heinous crimes. The bombs were inhumane, thus causing much suffering. Even if there was no other way to end the war I feel that there should have been more publication and publicity about the atomic bombs. The American people were mislead when the bombs were dropped. In addition, I believe the bombing of Hiroshima and Nagasaki was dishonorable. All in all, I believe the atomic bombs were unnecessary to end World War II. The two bombs that were dropped on Japan, Little Man and Fat Boy, were very inhumane. At Nagasaki 80,000 innocent civilians were killed by the bomb. Twice as many were killed at Hiroshima. That means about 240,000 Japanese people were killed by America in World War II. More than a quarter of a million people dead when two bombs exploded! The Japanese didn’t even know the Americans had the bombs or were going to drop the bombs if they didn’t surrender. It would have been a much better incentive for Japan to surrender if they knew how much destruction the atomic bombs could have done. People might have thought that the bombing of Hiroshima and Nagasaki was an appropriate response to the Pearl Harbor attack, but these are two very different situations. In Pearl Harbor men and women in the military died because the Japanese were after Battle ships (such as The USS Arizona (BB-39), The USS Oklahoma, The (BB-37)USS West Virginia (BB-48) , The USS California (BB-44) , The USS Nevada (BB-36) , The USS Pennsylvania (BB-38) , The USS Maryland (BB-46) , and The USS Tennessee (BB-43)), Cruisers (such as The USS Helena (CL-50) , The USS Honolulu (CL-48) , and The USS Raleigh (CL-7)), Destroyers (such as The USS Cassin (DD-372), The USS Downes (DD-375, The USS Helm (DD-388) , and The USS Shaw (DD-373)), one Minelayer, and Auxiliaries(such as The USS...
Continue Reading

Please join StudyMode to read the full document

You May Also Find These Documents Helpful

  • Why the United States Should Have Dropped the Atomic Bomb on Hiroshima Essay
  • Fat Man and Little Boy over Nagasaki and Hiroshima Essay
  • Why the Us Should Have Dropped the Atomic Bombs on Japan Essay
  • Fat Man Little Boy Essay
  • Should We Have Dropped the Atomic Bomb? Essay
  • Should We Have Dropped the Atomic Bomb? Essay
  • United States vs. Japan Essay
  • Should Have America Dropped the Bomb on Hiroshima Essay

Become a StudyMode Member

Sign Up - It's Free