The Atomic Bomb on Hiroshima and Nagasaki in 1945

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The Atomic Bomb on Hiroshima and Nagasaki in 1945

The Atomic bomb on Hiroshima and Nagasaki in 1945 will always be remembered. On August 6, 1945, the city of Hiroshima was the target of the first Atomic Bomb. Three days later the second Atomic Bomb was dropped over the city of Nagasaki The decision to use the Atomic Bomb came after much thought by President Truman. The Chief of the Manhattan Project informed the president on the destructive force that came with the use of the Atomic Bomb and urged the president to reconsider its use on Japan. President Truman had delayed his meeting with Stalin until the Atomic Bomb could be tested. On July 16 the Atomic Bomb was tested in the New Mexico Desert with spectacular success. The Radioactive fallout from the test was an important concern. The People of the United States did not want a war. The President knew that a long war would not be in the best interest of the United States but something had to be done. The people of the United States already have had enough of war and all of its effects. President Truman had a strong desire to end this war quick. The president has many options of dealing with Japan. The president could order the armed forces to invade the mainlands of Japan. He could invite the dignitaries to a site and demonstrate the power of the atomic Bomb for them to see and be warned. He could drop an Atomic Bomb on selected industrial sites and Japanese cities. The president could wait for the Soviet Union to enter the war as planned on November 1945. Finally, he could mediate a compromised peace and end the problem with Japan without war. President Truman had a difficult decision to make. The Japanese were known for not giving up in the time of war. President Truman wrote in his diary, his concerns and feeling about Japan. After much thought President Truman came to a decision.

After Japanese leaders flatly rejected the Potsdam Declaration, President Truman authorized the use...
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