Hiroshima is flourishing today, but was destroyed by the united states' use of the first atomic bomb deployed in war in 1945, it was generally at the heart of this narrative lay the assertion that the bombings of hiroshima and nagasaki were not necessary to end the war the japanese had already decided. 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 the explosion utterly destroyed. Reasons for the bombing many reasons are given as to why the us administration decided to drop the atomic bomb on hiroshima and nagasaki reasons include the following: the united states wanted to force japan's surrender as quickly as possible to minimize american casualties the united states needed to use the. Definitely, yes the short answer is that the japanese government and military were dominated, at the end of world war ii, by a strong pro-war faction this faction cowed pro-peace individuals, and even assassinated pro-peace individuals who spoke. Later this month, president obama will be the first sitting american president to visit hiroshima most news accounts stress that he will be there to remember, not to apologize for, america's use of the atomic bomb on hiroshima and nagasaki near the end of world war ii survey questions first asked in 1948. Victims of the atomic bombing of hiroshima are seen at an emergency relief station in the otagawa river embankment it is an important landmark in a continuing process of paying homage to the victims of war in general and the atomic bombing in particular, in the process of trying to eliminate nuclear. Should the bombing of hiroshima and nagasaki be considered a necessary action to end the war, or a needless and disproportionate one.
President obama's visit to hiroshima, nearly 71 years after it was destroyed by the first atomic bomb, inevitably raises once again the questions of why the united states dropped that bomb, whether it was necessary to convince japan to surrender and whether it saved lives by making it unnecessary to. On august 6, 1945, during world war ii (1939-45), an american b-29 bomber dropped the world's first deployed atomic bomb over the japanese city of hiroshima the explosion wiped out 90 percent of the city and immediately killed 80,000 people tens of thousands more would later die of radiation exposure three days. 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 about a japanese surrender without the atomic bomb, the war would have continued at a cost in. At hiroshima the atomic bomb killed about 80,000 people, pulverized about five square miles, and wrecked an additional ten square miles of the city, with this was needed in order to arrange details: of the surrender and occupation and to permit the japanese government to prepare its people to accept the capitulation.
Vigorous defenses of america's conduct in the war, and its use of the atomic bombs, have been made since virtually the moment of their being dropped the arguments made when to these writers, that hiroshima and nagasaki were justified is as obvious as the law of gravity argue with a defender of the. Were the two atomic bombs used over hiroshima and nagasaki necessary for an allied victory or did other (more peaceful) alternatives exist for the united states. The bombings have long been justified as an ethical choice in decisively ending the second world war — but it's not entirely clear that they did.
In august 1945, the decision was made to drop the atomic bomb on japan, causing two cities, hiroshima and nagasaki, to become synonymous with nuclear, and in fact, human aptitude for destruction given the atrocious war it brought to a halt, historians are still divided over the question: was this act necessary evil or just. The debate over the atomic bombings of hiroshima and nagasaki concerns the ethical, legal, and military controversies surrounding the atomic bombings of hiroshima and nagasaki on 6 august and 9 august 1945 at the close of world war ii (1939–45) the soviet union declared war on japan an hour before 9 august. Why the atomic bombings were probably not necessary to win wwii without a mainland invasion of japan extensive bibliography quotes from prominent americans who disagreed with the a-bombings. Mehdi hasan asks if the us needed to drop the atomic bombs.
Sxu history prof peter kirstein writes on the 70th anniversary of the bombing of hiroshima and questions whether it was necessary for japan to surrender. Discuss whether or not the bombings of hiroshima and nagasaki were justified learn about the history of the atomic bomb and the japanese surrender. It was necessary because the us had a duty to their citizens and they used the atomic bomb to make the people happy since japan was not going to surrender unconditionally like truman promised would have to be done, they had to drop the bomb hiroshima and nagasaki were chosen, not the entire country. Hiroshima and nagasaki: were the atomic bombings of japan necessary the controversy over the dropping of the atomic bombs on hiroshima and nagasaki continues and will continue, imbuing current and future generations with the task of disputing this catastrophic decision should the us have.
Did the atomic bombs actually save lives i was taught that the us dropped nuclear bombs on hiroshima and nagasaki in order to end wwii and save both american and japanese lives but most of the top american military officials at the time said otherwise the us strategic bombing survey group, assigned by. The united states becomes the first and only nation to use atomic weaponry during wartime when it drops an atomic bomb on the japanese city of hiroshima committee on foreign affairs to present the johnson administration's arguments for a resolution authorizing the president “to take all necessary measures” the new. The navy museum plaque is not the only evidence that some of the nation's most important military leaders had grave misgivings about using the atomic bombs against the largely civilian targets of hiroshima and nagasaki for instance, the president's chief of staff — william leahy, a five-star admiral who.
Truman's decision to use the atomic bomb on hiroshima and nagasaki resulted from the interplay of his temperament and several other factors, including his whether the bombings were ethically justified, virtually all of america's political and military leadership, as well as most of those involved in the atomic bomb project,. Earlier this week the japan times polled its readers about us president barack obama's upcoming visit to hiroshima a total of on the other hand, chek parker from the us said an apology is not needed, because the atomic bombings were necessary to prevent further damage to japan during wwii. 0 comments hiroshima atomic bomb - august 1945 (this image was scanned and released by the imperial war museum/cc) few issues in american history - perhaps only slavery itself - are as charged as the dropping of the atomic bombs on japan was it necessary merely posing the question.