In february 2013, the atomic heritage foundation hosted a workshop funded by the national science foundation in this session, historians richard rhodes, j samuel walker, peter kuznick, and others debate whether dropping the bomb was necessary to ending the war. The atomic bomb accomplished truman's primary objective the attack on hiroshima finally convinced hirohito that the war must end, and his long-delayed conclusion was the decisive step in bringing. For months prior to the atomic bombings, americans were bombing whole slates of japanese cities, destroying at least 25 percent of its urban areas in some instances, whole cities would be bombed. Washington, aug 6 -- the white house and war department announced today that an atomic bomb, possessing more power than 20,000 tons of tnt, a destructive force equal to the load of 2,000 b-29's and more than 2,000 times the blast power of what previously was the world's most devastating bomb, had been dropped on japan.
Dropping the atomic bomb: was it really necessary in 1945, the united states with help from canada, released a new force into unsuspecting japan which shocked the world it was the weapon the manhattan project spent months working on while spending approximately $20 billion. The atomic bomb: hiroshima and nagasaki the bombings on august 6, 1945, after 44 months of increasingly brutal fighting in the pacific, an american b-29 bomber loaded with a devastating new weapon appeared in the sky over hiroshima, japan. Argument #1: the bomb saved american lives the main argument in support of the decision to use the atomic bomb is that it saved american lives which would otherwise have been lost in two d-day-style land invasions of the main islands of the japanese homeland.
This collection focuses on the decision to drop the atomic bomb it includes 76 documents totaling 632 pages covering the years 1945 through 1964 supporting materials include an online version of truman and the bomb: a documentary history, edited by robert h ferrell. Many of my friends think hiroshima was an unjustifiable atrocity my usual course in atom-bomb disputes is to refer the belligerent to donald kagan's brilliant 1995 piece in commentary, why. Yes i think it was necessary to drop the atomic bomb japan was going to fight to the last man, they also said (allegedly) that if any foreign troops set foot on japanese soil they would kill all the prisoners of war.
America's decision to drop the atomic bomb on japan they are several reasons why america dropped the atomic bomb on japan hiroshima some are more important than others 130,000 citizens died in that incident mainly children and workers because the bombed was dropped at approximately 816am in the morning. The atomic bombs were not necessary because no one knew the ramification of dropping the atomic bombs would be if the us government knew the ramification of the atomic bombs then that would reflect badly on the us. Best answer: on august 6, 1945 the united states dropped the first atomic bomb over the japanese city of hiroshima, followed three days later with use of another atomic bomb on nagasaki. - the atomic bomb controversy august 6, 1945- the atomic bomb was first used in combat as it was dropped on hiroshima, japan the raw explosive power of the weapon was displayed within a few days, another bomb was dropped on nagasaki, japan. It is clear from the recitation of some of the evidence that the dropping of the atomic bombs was not necessary to end the war it was not necessary to obviate the us invasion of japan (which in and of itself was not necessary) and it was not necessary for an unconditional surrender.
In preparation for dropping an atomic bomb on hiroshima, the oppenheimer-led scientific panel of the interim committee decided against a demonstration bomb and against a special leaflet warning those decisions were implemented because of the uncertainty of a successful detonation and also because of the wish to maximize shock in the leadership. The use in combat of the single atomic bomb was the culmination of three years of effort by science, industry, and the army so closely guarded was the secret of the new weapon that 125,000. Was hiroshima necessary why the atomic bombings could have been avoided by mark weber on august 6, 1945, the world dramatically entered the atomic age: without either warning or precedent, an american plane dropped a single nuclear bomb on the japanese city of hiroshima. Seventy years ago on aug 6, 1945, world war ii became a nuclear war when an atomic bomb leveled hiroshima, japan, and the world changed forever three days later, an atomic bomb destroyed the.
70 years ago, the decision was made to drop an atomic bomb on the nation of japan, as a means of bringing world war ii to an end nagasaki and hiroshima were affected greatly by this choice and the consequences of this action are still evident today. The atomic bomb was dropped on hiroshima, japan on august 6, 1945 and on nagasaki, japan three days later on august 9, 1945 these bombings effectively brought an end to world war ii. The atomic bomb had nothing to do with the end of the war at all except that it drastically speeded the war's end to deprive the russians of territory in east asia the story of military necessity, quickly and clumsily pasted together after the war's end, simply does not hold up against the overwhelming military realities of the time.
The dropping of the bombs horrifies us today, but at the time, it was viewed as a necessary step to end a terrible war as quickly and with the least loss of life as possible careful historical. The first is the standard, official version — the second bomb was necessary to prove that the united states could manufacture atomic weapons in quantity that is, the first atomic bomb proved it could be done, the second proved it wasn't just a one-time thing. Resolution: dropping the atomic bombs on japan was a necessary evil 1 showed that the dropping of the second bomb on nagasaki to end the war was completely and utterly unnecessary. - atomic bombing of hiroshima on the quiet morning of august 6, 1945, the united states shocked the world by dropping an atomic bomb over the city of hiroshima, japan (wwwgroliercom) hiroshima was a major industrial city with an estimated population of almost 400,000 people.