the decision to use the Atomic bombs in Japan
|Scooped by Terrence Wheaton|
Part 3 (2- 12 sentence paragraphs)
Well my name is Terrence Wheaton and my topic for this project is the decision to use the Atomic Bomb. As we all probably know there where two atomic bombs dropped in World War II. Both of these where dropped in Japan. The bigger bomb was nicknamed, “Fat Man”. The other smaller bomb was nicknamed “Little Boy”. The “Fat Man” was 128 inches long weighed about 5 tons and had a yield of about 10 ½ tons. This atomic bomb detonated over Nagasaki. It killed 80,000 people immediately after detonation wiping out 90% of the city. Then tens of thousands of more people died from radiation sickness. The radiation outcome was unprecedented from the scientist The “Little Boy” was 120 inches long, weighed about 4 ½ tons and had a yield of about 6 ½ tons of high explosives. This bomb had an estimated 40,000 kills. Japan’s Emperor Hirohito announced the unconditional surrender on August 15, 1945.
Many people say that the Atomic bomb’s use was completely unnecessary because Japan was already weak from other battles. Some thought that it damaged America’s great Humanitarian nation status. Others think that using the Atomic Bomb was the best thing to do in the situation that America was in and being able to end the war as soon as possible. Many other people think that Truman was intentionally aiming for the Japanese civilians. Just to show what the Atomic bombs could do and how terrifying it really was and could be. Also if one thinks about it the Soviets declaring War on Japan could have been enough to halt it and cause to give up and recede. Although this could have not only have been to stop Japan but also to intimidate the Soviet Union. I personally think that it was too rash, too much, too far for a nation already on its knees. Even the very scientists that made the bombs didn’t want it to be put to actual use. Some believed that it would spark other nations to use nuclear weapons as well. Or to cause future danger despite extinguishing the existing one for the moment. Some thought that doing this would make the U.S. too much of a powerhouse.