Was The Use Of The Atomic Bomb Justifiable?
"The use of this barbarous weapon at Hiroshima and Nagasaki was of no material assistance in our war against Japan. The Japanese were already defeated and ready to surrender..." Admiral William D. Leahy (Alperovitz,The Decision To Use The Atomic Bomb,
Were the Americans justified in dropping the atomic bombs on Hiroshima and Nagasaki in August 1945?
The dropping of the atomic bomb on Nagasaki and Hiroshima in 1945 by the Americans is a very controversial issue with no definite answer. Both sides of the issue have very justifiable arguments. R
EQ: Was the US justified in using the atomic bomb against Japan?
When President Truman gave the go-ahead to drop the atomic bombs on Hiroshima and Nagasaki, he estimated that he would be saving 200,000 to one million American lives and up to one million Japanese lives. By destroying two entire c
In the early morning hours of July 16, 1945, great anticipation and fear ran rampant at White Sands Missile
Range near Alamogordo, New Mexico. Dr. Robert Oppenheimer, director of the Manhattan Project, could hardly
breathe. Years of secrecy, research, and tests were riding on this...
The Atomic Bomb: A Necessity or a Desire
“Great power imposes the obligation of exercising restraint”
Leo Szilard - Hungarian-born Physicist and main scientist to oppose the atomic Bombings
This was spoken in an interview titled...
Atomic Bomb use Justifiable?
The use of atomic bombs on japan caused hundreds of thousands of deaths, Most of which were civilians. The use of the bomb was unjustifiable and immoral for multiple reasons. The three main reasons were that it was dropped without warning, dropped on...
The atomic bomb was created to give America the leeway during World War II; but its consequences, I believe, are still lasting till this day. America has been known for many things but dropped those atomic bombs on those cities was pretty harsh. Sure, Americans wanted surrender fr
Conventional wisdom has it that America was justifiable after all by dropping a lethal bomb on a city full of civilians and soldiers, because their aim was to end the war. However, America was not reasonable by underestimating the human values, not warning them with the presence of an atomic bomb an
Was America justified in dropping the atomic bomb on Japan?
The dropping of the atomic bomb on Japan ended world war two. The decision to do so was solely that of the Commander in Chief of the Armed Forces, Harry S. Truman. As President Truman had to ask himself whether or not it was justi
Should the USA have used the atomic bomb on Japan in 1945?
1945 began as a year of increasing tensions between countries as the war extended onto its sixth year. Military groups of the various countries involved were now beginning to seriously consider the conclusion of the war in terms of how the
It all began in the city of New York & from there the Manhattan Project began.
The Manhattan Project was the name for the research and development program for the atomic bomb. It started small, but as the bomb became more real, the United States added scientists and funding to b
Zinn, Howard. The Bomb. Pollen: City Light Books, 2010. Call No. 940.54’2521954
The Bomb gives a unique insight on the bombing of Hiroshima and Royan from the perspective of an air force bombardier World War II veteran Howard Zinn. This two
Justifiable Terrorism in Total Wars
The word ‘terrorism’ instantly makes people shudder; the negative connotations and controversies surrounding terrorism in modern society are enough to spark a discussion of whether it is justifiable or not. In...
On December 8th, 1941 the United states of America, “Land of the free and home to the brave” declared war upon the Empire of Japan in response to Japan’s surprise attack on Pearl Harbour the prior day. On December 7th, 1941, Pearl harbour was attacked and bombed by Japanese pilots without...
WAS IT MORALLY JUSTIFIABLE FOR TRUMAN TO USE TWO NUCLEAR WEAPONS AGAINST JAPAN DURING WWII?
WWII is still the most horrific war in the history of human existence. With over 50 million dead in just 6 short years, every single chapter of the war has been eternally marked in world history. Two parti