As World War II was coming to an end during 1945, the creation of one of the most destructive weapons known to humanity occurred within the United States. This weapon, known as “the atomic bomb,” was used on the two Japan cities: Hiroshima and Nagasaki, causing numerous of deaths and immediate unconditional surrender. Although some historians may believe President Truman decided to drop the atomic bomb in order to intimidate the Soviet Union, Truman’s real reason was to ensure a more speedy victory for the United States with fewer casualties for both sides if the war was to continue.
The Japanese were never on verge of surrendering before the bombing. The majority of the Japanese believed in fighting until the last man, due to the much-honored samurai beliefs. The Secretary of War, Henry L. Stimson, believed that only way to defeat the Japanese was to destroy their whole military power (A). Because of this unwillingness to surrender, both Truman and Americans found it strenuous to figure out a way to end the war quicker. Charging into Japan or bombing Japanese cities with regular bombs would take up too much time and the number of casualties would only increase. Therefore, having the decision to use an atomic bomb to blow an entire city up within seconds, Truman undoubtedly ordered the use of the atomic bombs on Japan.
Without the aid of the atomic bomb, more deaths would have occurred on both sides. Americans would still be slowly bombing Japanese cities with regular bombs that added up to around 200,000 deaths, much like the number of casualties both the atomic bombs gathered up on Japan. Also, Japan’s unwillingness to accept defeat would force the Americans to invade the Japanese homeland, which would probably result in more than a million deaths towards Americans alone (A). However, the use of the atomic bomb saved the estimated million lives of American soldiers and also Japanese men.
Not only did Truman save time and lives, but he also gave...
А как же «проваливай и умри». ГЛАВА 36 Ручное отключение. Сьюзан отказывалась что-либо понимать. Она была абсолютно уверена, что не вводила такой команды - во всяком случае, намеренно.