What are reasons for dropping the atomic bomb?
To "convince" Japan to surrender in WWII.
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The total of human casualties. It will be not good if we did not forgive the Japanese. The money invested in the weapons is to great.
The reasons were many. One is that there was a tremendous loss of life during the battles of the war and the longer the war went on the more lives would be lost. The Dropping …of the bomb was not thought about lightly. It was taken in account how many lives would be saved by bringing the war to a quick end. There were paper leaflets, written in Japanese, dropped on both Hiroshima and Nagasaki for days prior to the bombs being dropped. They told the people and the Government that the bombs would be dropped and that the devistation would be terrible. The Japanese government chose not to believe them and continued with the war. They could have evacuated the populations out of the cities but did not. Dropping the bombs was terrible and I hope that we never have to do that again but it did save lives by shortening the war. ---------------------------------------------- ppl give many reason buts its more simpler. -the war with Germany was already over & japans army was already crushed but they did not want to unconditional surrender. -the soviets were in preparation to attack japan. -to avoid japan surrendering to the soviets and becoming communist u.s. dropped the bombs so they would surrender to us. keep in mind USA and the USSR were the only superpower at the time, and USSR was Allie to Germany at the start of the war & even invaded Poland. and you cant deny that japan is a good strategical position if we ever were going to go to war with soviets.
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The USA hoped to end the war with Japan sooner, rather than the wearying business of capturing more and more islands at great cost to the manpower of the American armed forces…. And indeed that's what happened, Japan surrendered a few days after the second A-bomb was dropped on Nagasaki.
To create a quick end to World War II.
The main (and the most publicly announced) reason was to induce Japan to surrender, so that the US would not have to lose more lives in an invasion. There were other major con…siderations, as well: -- Avoiding the destruction of Japan : the Japanese had already suffered thousands of deaths from US bombings, and millions more would die in assaults on the home islands. -- Testing the effects of the bombs as weapons : there were tests that could not be made given their value and the limited supply of bombs. -- Warning the Soviet Union: the armies of the USSR had a numerical and logistical advantage, and many military planners suspected they had aims to seize control of Europe after the war. The Soviets, however, had already begun to steal nuclear secrets from the US to develop their own bombs.
President Harry Truman had many alternatives at his disposal for ending the war: invade the Japanese mainland, hold a demonstration of the destructive power of the atomic bomb… for Japanese dignitaries, drop an atomic bomb on selected industrial Japanese cities, bomb and blockade the islands, wait for Soviet entry into the war on August 15, or mediate a compromised peace. At the end of World War II, few questioned Truman's decision to drop the atomic bombs on Hiroshima and Nagasaki. Most Americans accepted the obvious reasoning: the atomic bombings brought the war to a more timely end. They did not have a problem with over one hundred thousand of the enemy being killed. After all, the Japanese attacked America, and not the other way around. In later years, however, many have begun to question the conventional wisdom of "Truman was saving lives," putting forth theories of their own. However, when one examines the issue with great attention to the results of the atomic bombings and compares these results with possible alternatives to using said bombs, the line between truth and fiction begins to clear. Truman's decision to use the atomic bomb on Japan was for the purpose of saving lives and ending the war quickly in order to prevent a disastrous land invasion.
Not letting the soldier and sailor go in Japans mainland since it would be more war casualties for the US than the one they had already.
President Truman authorized dropping the Atomic Bomb on Japan to end WWII without invading the Japanese main islands. Invading would have resulted in a massive loss of life on… both sides. This is a very controversial subject with valid arguments for and against invasion presented by each side. I recommend that you study this before determining your feelings on the subject. The atomic bombs were dropped in Japan because Japan had refused to surrender. After firebombing 67 Japanese cities, on July 26, 1945, the US called for Japan to surrender with the Potsdam Declaration . Japan ignored that request. Then on August 6, the US dropped an atomic bomb on Hiroshima, and on August 9, on Nagasaki. Six days later, on August 15, Japan announced surrender and on September 2, 1945 Japan signed the Instrument of Surrender , ending the war (Germany had signed an Instrument of Surrender on May 7, 1945).
We droped the nuke because we would not win on an invasion of Japan. Unfortunately the only way to get Japan to surrender was to do what we did. It was estimated that on the f…irst day of an invasion we would loose over 300,000 men not counting the wounded. It was the best way to get the job done while preserving life at a low cost.
President Truman stated that he needed to end the war and collapse Japan's means to make war again.
An attempt to hasten the end of the war, and avoid the horrific bloodshed that would have occurred on both sides with the Invasion of Japan. It worked.
In World War 2
I am writing an essay on that right now! It was dropped to scare the Russians or to save Americans in the expected invasion of the mainland.
In Japan in WW2
Because he was upset they did not share their ice-cream!
In Japan in WW2
since the Japanese Army was actually doing Kamikaza, which means japanese sucide bomb attacks, on the United States Navy. Truman had no other choice to to use the Atomic Bomb …on Japan since they refuse to surrender regardless of how Truman explained to them how deadly the bomb is.
In World War 2
They just wanted to end the war.
In Japan in WW2
To stop the war