Why did the US use the atomic bomb against japan?

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The atomic bombs were dropped on Japan in order to end the war as quickly and painlessly as possible. Owing to the fact that every other viable option would have resulted in even more bloodshed, the decision to drop the bombs ultimately saved lives.
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How close was Japan to using atomic bombs against the US?

Japan was nowhere near even having the technology or resources to think about it. Answer I've read some about this and the Japanese had made remarkable progress in understanding the atom and theoretical possibilities concerning a bomb. However their program was operating on a shoestring (as I rec (MORE)

Why did Truman decide to use the atomic bomb against Japan?

Harry Truman thought that by dropping the atomic bombs on Japan, hewould save American lives and end World War II faster. He alsowanted to collapse Japan's means to make war again. He believedthat the loss of a few hundred thousand citizens and the completeobliteration of the enemy country's morale (MORE)

Why was the atomic bomb used against japan?

To make Japan surrender Japan was not going to surrender and since many lives would be lostin a military push, the US decided to use the bomb to end thefighting as soon as possible.

Why were the atomic bombs used on japan?

The US leaders were hoping and praying the Japanese would finally surrender so they would not have to invade Japan. They were trying to prevent the deaths of millions of Japanese, Allied Force warriors including Russian Red Army soldiers. The Japanese Military was not willing to surrender. to def (MORE)

Who did they use the atomic bomb against?

Against the Axis powers, of which Japan was part of. (The Bomb was dropped on Hiroshima and Nagasaki, Japan).\nThe emperor of Japan at the time was Hirohito, and Hitler was in control of Germany and Europe.

Atomic bombs used in Japan?

Yes, two atomic bombs were used on Japan. The first was released over Hiroshima on August 6, 1945 and the second was released three days later over Nagasaki. The bombs were dropped from B-29 bomber aircraft.

Why did Hitler decide to use the Atomic bomb against Japan?

Hitler did not have the atomic bomb and anyhow Japan was on his side. I cannot believe someone could ask such a question. The United States used the atomic bomb against Japan after the Japanese attacked Pearl Harbor. They used one on Hiroshima on 8-6-1945 and used one on Nagasaki on 8-9-1945. Someo (MORE)

What were alternatives to using the atomic bomb against Japan?

Another option was to wage a full scale naval invasion, which would have resulted in a LARGER number of deaths in Japan (since even the civilians were told that every man woman and child should fight to the death if invaded), and would have resulted in the deaths of many many allied soldiers.

What is a reason against using atomic bombs on Japan?

Nobody was against it at the time....the Japanese were planning on fighting the allies till the last man...(in their entire country).. A reason against it would be that God does not want us to kill our enemies. The Bible says to love your enemies, not kill them.

Should the U.S have used atomic bombs against Japan?

Based on the information available to the US Gov't at the time? Yes. Because, to the best of the knowledge of the US Gov't and Military, Japan would never surrender and a full-scale invasion of the Japanese mainland would be the only way (other than the Manhatten Project) to end the war - which was (MORE)

Why was the atomic bomb used in japan?

The atomic bomb was used to revenge Japan from a surprise military strike conducted by the Imperial Japanese Navy against the United States naval base at Pearl Harbor, Hawaii, on the morning of December 7, 1941 (December 8 in Japan). Two atomic bombs were used on Japan. The first was released over H (MORE)

President Truman decided to use the atomic bomb against Japan?

Having found the [atomic] bomb we have used it. We have used it against those who attacked us without warning at Pearl Harbor, against those who have starved and beaten and executed American prisoners of war, against those who have abandoned all pretense of obeying international laws of warfare. We (MORE)

Truman decided to use the atomic bomb against Japan because?

He and the Presidential Cabinet hoped it would prevent an invasion on the mainland of Japan by the Russians and Western Allied Forces. . He was really hoping to save millions of Japanese lives and the lives of the allied forces. . He prayed and hoped the Emperor Hirohito would surrender when he fi (MORE)

Who decided to use the atomic bomb against japan?

President Harry Truman. Japan refused to surrender and the battles of Iwo Jima and Okiniwa had been blood baths with massive casualties on both sides. Atom bombs were dropped on Hirshoshima and Nagiskaki, and Japan surrendered soon after

Was Truman right using the atomic bomb against japan?

Your question asks for an opinion. In my opinion, yes, Truman was right. The Japanese civilian government was being controlled by the Japanese military, who was prepared to continue to fight (including one plan to bomb San Diego with bilogical weapons. Japan had refused demands to surrender, which w (MORE)

What was given as a justification to use the atomic bomb against japan?

To bring about the quickest end to the war. But, you have to bearin mind that Japan, as the American and Allies got ever closer tothe main islands, were likely to fight to the last man, woman andchild. That was the nature of the Japanese people at the time. Eachisland the Americans reconquered from (MORE)

Why did the US use atomic bombs against Japan and what were the effects of the bombings?

the us used atomic bombs against japan to end world war 2. the effects were the annihilation of hiroshima and Nagasaki. -edit- Most people agree that the bombs (two) were used to quickly end the war with Japan and save American lives. The effects were they ended the war and saved American lives. E (MORE)

What was not a reason for the use of the atomic bomb against Japan?

every one try win and destroying others.no matter it is nuclear or worst.caring about our people our solders not the enemy. freedom justice democratic all that mere words to find excuse for wars.domination over the world is the ultimate goal for all sides with all ways.

Why was the atom bomb used on Japan?

Because the invasion of Japan would have been too costly in terms of human life, and the U.S wanted to see the power of the atomic bomb, that's why he dropped the bomb on a city that wasn't touched by previous bombing.

Where were the atomic bombs that were used against Japan deployed from?

"Little Boy", the weapon delivered against Hiroshima by the B-29 Superfortress "Enola Gay", as well as "Fat Man" deliveredy by "Bock's Car" were deployed from North Field, a former WWII airfield on Tinian, an island that is a part of the Mariana Island chain in the northwest Pacific ocean. The B-29' (MORE)

What event led to Truman's final decision to use the atomic bomb against Japan?

There was no one specific event that caused Truman to decide to use the atomic bomb where, where without that event he would not have done so. . The US and Japan were at war and were treating each other in what we would now call a barbarous fashion. The invasion of Iwo Jima had been much more (MORE)

What are some reasons to use the atomic bomb against Japan?

An invasion of Japan was no longer necessary. *********** As the Americans fought from island to island, getting closer tothe main Japanese islands, taking many American casualties, it wasfelt that the American death rate on the main islands would betremendous. Not only would Americans pay dearly, b (MORE)

What reason was given to use the atomic bomb against Japan?

Cycling-rod answered this question as shown below. Why hasCassandra given as being the answerer? As the American and Ally forces fought from island to island,getting ever closer to the main Japan island, the death rates (onboth sides) was enormous. It was expected to be even more so oninvading the (MORE)

Why were atomic bombs used on Japan?

The use of the bombs was an attempt to force Japan to surrender, which they had not done despite the fire-bombing of all of their major cities. Many leaders in Japan were willing to fight on at any cost. The US had already planned an invasion of the home islands of Japan, but it would have meant the (MORE)