Hiroshima

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Kristen Chinn
Physics II
Dr. Turner
April 27, 2015
Hiroshima
The attack on Hiroshima was a brutal attack. One of the planes involved in making this bombing a success was named “Necessary Evil”. This plane was one that was used to take pictures of the bombing on the attack and the effects of the explosion. I think that this plane was named “Necessary Evil” because of its “evil” pictures that the plane had captured on the mission of bombing Hiroshima.
More people than not believe that the dropping of the atomic bomb on Hiroshima was the right decision to make. Japan had already killed around 2,000 Americans during the attack on Pearl Harbor, and many believe that that was enough to drop a bomb on them. A full scale invasion on Hiroshima would have killed many American lives, so dropping the atomic bomb was a way to kill tons of Japanese and keep more of our guys alive at the same time. Dropping the bomb also ended the war a lot faster than it would have if we wouldn’t have dropped the bomb. Some say that they dropping of the atomic bomb was a little too much. Many believe that we shouldn’t have dropped the bomb on Japan because the atomic bomb was intended to be used as a defense weapon, not an offense weapon. A lot think that we used the bomb just to scare Germany, or any other country for that matter, and maybe they would think twice before attacking the U.S. Some also say that the use of the atomic bomb was racially motivated. It is said that if the bomb would have been ready, it still wouldn’t have been used against Germany.
There definitely was other ways that the war could’ve been ended, but nothing could have got the job done as fast as dropping the atomic bomb on Hiroshima. We could have launched an invasion on Japan to take the rest of Japanese home island by force, but this was our last resort. This would have caused many American casualties. We…...

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