Table of Contents
- 1 What was one reason not to use the atomic bomb against Japan?
- 2 What were the reasons to drop the atomic bomb?
- 3 What was the alternative to dropping the atomic bomb on Japan?
- 4 What effect did the atomic bomb have on Japan?
- 5 What are 3 arguments for the use of the atomic bomb?
- 6 Is it safe to live in Hiroshima and Nagasaki now?
What was one reason not to use the atomic bomb against Japan?
Truman believed that the bombs saved Japanese lives as well. Prolonging the war was not an option for the President. Over 3,500 Japanese kamikaze raids had already wrought great destruction and loss of American lives. The President rejected a demonstration of the atomic bomb to the Japanese leadership.
What were the reasons to drop the atomic bomb?
Summary of Possible Reasons:
- Ending the war early while minimizing casualties.
- Justifying the expenses of the Manhattan Project (creating the bomb)
- Simply using the bomb because it existed and to test its effects.
- Impressing the Soviet Union.
- A response to Pearl Harbor.
- Forcing Japan to surrender.
What were reasons supporting the use of the atomic bombs on Japan?
Supporters of the bombings generally believe that they prevented an invasion of the Japanese mainland, saving more lives than they took by doing so. Opponents contend, among other arguments, that the bombings were unnecessary to win the war or that they constituted a war crime or genocide.
What was the alternative to dropping the atomic bomb on Japan?
The only alternative to the atomic bomb that Truman and his advisors felt was certain to lead to a Japanese surrender was an invasion of the Japanese home islands. Plans were already well-advanced for this, with the initial landings set for the fall and winter of 1945-1946.
What effect did the atomic bomb have on Japan?
By the end of 1945, the bombing had killed an estimated 140,000 people in Hiroshima, and a further 74,000 in Nagasaki. In the years that followed, many of the survivors would face leukemia, cancer, or other terrible side effects from the radiation.
What was the impact of using the atomic bomb?
The uranium bomb detonated over Hiroshima on 6 August 1945 had an explosive yield equal to 15,000 tonnes of TNT. It razed and burnt around 70 per cent of all buildings and caused an estimated 140,000 deaths by the end of 1945, along with increased rates of cancer and chronic disease among the survivors.
What are 3 arguments for the use of the atomic bomb?
There are three arguments usually marshalled against the use of the bomb in 1945. First, that to use the bomb only against Japan was racist; second, that it was pointless; and third, that it was done purely for political effect that had more to do with the Soviet Union than with the war in the Pacific.
Is it safe to live in Hiroshima and Nagasaki now?
Hiroshima/Nagasaki is Definitely Safe for People to Live in Today. The horror of World War II are undeniable, but more than 75 years have now passed since the bombings.
What impact did the atomic bomb have?
After six years of war the first atomic bombs were dropped on the Japanese cities of Hiroshima and Nagasaki in 1945. More than 100,000 people were killed, and others subsequently died of radiation-induced cancers. The bombing brought the Second World War to an end.