1. What were the reasons the bomb should have been used on Japan? The bomb should have been used on Japan because they would not surrender even after the Soviet Union declared war on them. They also attacked Pearl Harbor killing 2,335 U.S. servicemen were killed and wounding 1,143. Sixty-eight civilians were also killed and 35 were wounded. During war just fighting with Japan 106, 207 American Heroes were lost; we could not let their deaths be in vein. 2. What were the reasons the bomb should not have been used on Japan? The atomic bomb is splitting atoms and creating massive energy. In result of the splitting of the atom the energy released is radiation (the atomic bomb explosion is hotter than the outer layer of the sun.) Many deaths will occur and the people will live with radiation. Now the world is exposed to a new deadly weapon just waiting for the final war battle with nuclear weapons. 3. In your opinion, should the atomic bomb have been used on Japan? Why or why not? Yes I think that bomb should have been used on Japan. They deserve having a majority of their people destroyed after killing many American Heroes. The way I see it, they had to surprise attack the troops at Pearl Harbor to defeat them. It is also another way to show the world that the United States means business, don’t tread on us. Also with the new weapon come new responsibilities, so to show the world that the United States can be responsible with such power the U.S. contributes to the United Nations.