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Why The Bomb Should And Should Not Have Been Dropped
Should The Atomic Bomb Have Been Dropped?
Why It Should Have Been Dropped
In the article, "General Douglas MacArthur Offers Words of Peace After Japan Signs the Official Declaration of Surrender." by Douglas MacArthur, he speaks about how if the A-Bomb had not been dropped, there would have been many more casualties. An invasion was planned on Japan, but they feared that if they had done the invasion more people would have suffered death. “...He feared an invasion would result in even more vicious and protracted combat as well as heavy American casualties.” (MacArthur 1940). The bomb had helped us in many ways to, first off it furthered our knowledge in weaponry, second off it helped us finish the war. It's amazing that scientists invented something so great in power, and today we have more fire power and we are one of the top countries in war affair. “But the greatest marvel is not the size of the enterprise, its secrecy, nor its cost, but the achievement of scientific brains in putting together infinitely complex pieces of knowledge held by many men in different fields of science into a workable plan.” (MacArthur 1949). In my opinion, even though many innocent japanese lives were lost, the US still won the war. By dropping the bomb it furthered our knowledge, prevented casualties and helped the US win the war.
- MacArthur, Douglas. "General Douglas MacArthur Offers Words of Peace After Japan Signs the Official Declaration of Surrender." In Our Own Words. Ed. Robert Torricelli and Andrew Carroll. New York: Washington Square Press, 1999. 149-51. Print.
Why It Should Not Have Been Dropped
Hersey, John, Warren Chappell, and Edith Goodkind Rosenwald. "Chapter 5." Hiroshima. New York: A.A. Knopf, 1946. N. pag. Print.
Compton, Karl T. "If the Atomic Bomb Had Not Been Used." Atlantic Dec. 1946: n. pag. Web. 10 Nov. 2015.
Truman, Harry S. "In Truman's Own Words" (1945). Atlanta, GA: InspirEd Educators, Inc., 2001.
Truman, Harry S. "President Truman Announces That an Atomic Bomb Has Been Dropped on Japan." In Our Own Words. Ed. Robert Torricelli and Andrew Carroll. New York: Washington Square, 1999. 147-49. Print.