Was president roosevelt okay with Truman dropping the bomb in Japan?
Truman was president when the decision was made, FDR had passed away.
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The use of the bomb was an alternative to Operation Downfall, anall-out Allied invasion of Japan, and effectively saved millions ofAmericans, and Japanese. Plus the atomic bom…b actually killed lesspeople than conventional bombing raids of Tokyo. Many argueadditionally that through the destruction caused by the use of bothbombs it created a stigma that became associated with nuclearweapons, which arguably may have resulted in their non-usethroughout the entire Cold War. The theory says that no nukes havebeen used since Hiroshima and Nagasaki because no one knew howdestructive they really were. Thus the atomic bombs actually saved(or potentially saved) other lives that would have been lost hadRussia or the U.S. first used WMDs in the Cold War which assuredlywould have triggered MAD (Mutually Assured Destruction) in whichboth countries would have engaged in retaliatory strikes againstthe other. Also if you are really into this topic Alperovitz's book isprobably one of the best guides out there, be warned it is verylengthy: There is no concrete answer to this question as everyonehas an opinion. My opinion is that the decision to use the atomicbomb(S) was a proper one. As answer 1 says, the use of the atomicbomb saved months of time [possibly years, depending on the"hard-headedness" of the Japanese military high command, upon who'sword the Emperor made decisions], and allied lives [probablyMILLIONS more]. It also SAVED MILLIONS OF JAPANESE lives [BOTH military andCIVILIAN] which would have been lost if the Allies had had to spendmonths [or years] pounding the Japanese MAINLAND into submissionusing conventional bombing, and eventual invasion. The Japanese people had been so "pumped up" with nationalisticfervor, that the civilian population would have fought to thebitter end with pitch forks and other implements, resulting theloss of untold millions MORE JAPANESE lives than occurred from theuse of the atomic bombs.j3h. Answer3 I totally disagree with the droppings of both bombs and fromreading the history I found it was simply "over-kill." Fire bombscould have been dropped. Trueman's reasons were extremelyquestionable (to this day) and his own Aides had a problem withthis decision. As far as the above poster saying that also many Japanese liveswere saved that's so untrue. Even to this day the droppings of theAtomic bomb on Hiroshima and Nagasaki have left a gene pool to thisday of disfigurement in civilians. I hope this never happens again! Answer 4 -TheTruth . Less civilians died from the atomic bombs than from thefirebombings that preceeded. The population was being instructed toresist to the death of every man, woman, and child. If theatomic bombs had not convinced the Japanese leaders tosurrender, there would be no Japanese culture today . . The low-end estimate of the number of Allied casualties in afull-scale invasion was 1 million. Perhaps your own father orgrandfather was scheduled to be transfered from Europe to thePacific to take part in this invasion. What would you think if hehad died when Truman had access to a method of ending the warwithout another American casualty?
While no act of war is necessary, it could be argued that dropping the bomb did end the war immediately; otherwise it could have been some time before an end was reached and m…ore lives may have been lost.
Roosevelt made the decision to make the atomic bomb on October9, 1941. . As the Manhattan Project progressed Roosevelt followeddevelopments with the assumption that the atomi…c bombs would beused "as made ready". . Roosevelt died and when Truman is briefed on the atomic bomb hedecides to change nothing. . After the first two bombs are dropped on Japan and theyindicate they will surrender, Truman makes the only decision entirely his own about the atomic bomb during WW2 and orders thebombing stopped .
The estimated military deaths for an invasion of Japan mandated the use of atomic weapons. During development of the bomb Germany was seen as also developing the same technolo…gy. This lead to a rapid development of the American Project. As the War progressed it was noted that the Japanese military would fight to the death rather than be taken prisoner or surrender. The US administration took this in to consideration when planning the invasion of Japan. The projected losses of American and Allied personnel were Horrific. A short time after the US and Allied bombers finally were based close enough to conduct Bombing Missions over The main Islands of Japan the Atomic Bomb became available. The last thing that the Truman administration considered was the way the Japanese Civilian Population had committed suicide rather than surrender. Some alarmist predictions said half the civilian population would suicide or die fighting the invading forces. Simple math on these projections said that if both available Bombs were used on population centres the loss of life would be comparable or less than the projected losses to the Invading US and Allied forces. The Japanese Losses would just make the loss of life many times worse. Truman thought he was doing the least bad thing possible to end the war. Right or Wrong, the Dropping of two Nuclear Bombs did finally get the Japanese to Surrender.
August, 1945. On August 6, 1945 an atomic bomb was dropped on Hiroshima, 3 days later one was dropped on Nagasaki. On August 14, 1945 the Japanese surrendered.
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The US and Japan were at war, and Japan had refused to surrender. If the US invaded Japan, it was estimated that more than 1 million US service members would be killed, and se…veral million Japanese would die. Japan was advised that the US had a new weapon, but would not surrender. After being bombed twice, they surrendered.
The authorizations were all made in May 1945 , when theTarget List was prepared and the orders to "use the atomic bombs onJapan as they become available". As the Trinity Test… had not yetbeen done, only the simpler MK-I "Little Boy" type atomic bomb wascertain to work. It was unlikely that more than about 6 of thesecould be made before the end of 1945. Following the successful Trinity Test the availability of MK-III"Fatman" type bombs (which though more complex could bemanufactured in large numbers, as they needed much less fissilematerial) it was decided to cancel further production of the MK-Iat the one already finished and produce only MK-III atomic bombs.This allowed the number of bombs to increase from about 6 to 23that could be made before the end of 1945. The only actual order that Truman gave about atomic bombsduring the war was to cancel the already existing orders touse them, once Japan indicated they would surrender. The fact thatthey surrendered after only the first two probably caughtTruman and many others completely by surprise. Based on priorexperience most military leaders and US government officialssincerely believed it would be necessary for more than 90% of theJapanese population to die before the country would be unable tocontinue fighting (and US was willing to do whatever was needed tobring this about).
There were no more atomic bombs to drop. Further, the Japanese government had already sued for peace.
Japan refused to surrender, because, it was against their national policy to surrender. Pres. Truman ordered the dropping of two atomic bombs and Japan surrendered. It was eit…her two atomic bombs or invasion of Japan. Invasion of Japan would have made the war last another year, and killed a lot more people than the atomic bombs did.
If you are asking about the atomic bombs, the cities were Hiroshima and Nagasaki.
August 6 & 9, 1945
In Japan in WW2
First it was no ethically to dropp bombs in Pearl Harbor.
In US in WW2
Easier than Japan justified the decision to drop bomb all over pearl harbor.
Well first, Truman did not decide to drop them that decisionwas made by FDR. Truman's only decision about dropping atomic bombs was to order itstopped when the Japanese indi…cated on August 14, 1945 that theywere willing to surrender.
In Japan in WW2
The atom bombs (a technology acquired at an enormous expenses inboth labor and finances) presented a viable alternative to abloodbath in the Japanese Home Islands.