How did Truman justify the united states atomic bombing of japan?
Ending thw war sooner and saving tens of thousands of Allied and Japanese lives......
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This may just be opinion to many including my self, but the pros to dropping the atom bomb on Japan were these: 1. It ended the war since Germany had already surrendered. 2.… It killed many Japanese people, innocent or other wise. I do realize as we look back now, this is wrong, but back in the 1940's it looked at as though it was the right thing to do, and in a sense it was. I mean, hello, they did attack us at Pearl Harbor on Dec. 7th, 1941, and for what reason? Because they didn't want us to join the war. They thought by attacking us that it would hurt our pride and then we wouldn't want to fight, where in the end they made themselves loose because at that time, we weren't planning to join the war. I know it is not many reasons, but i hope you understand. this was a war that changed the course of the U.S.A, while you are in war what is the object? TO WIN! The goal of the atom bomb was to get the war over and guess what, it did. It is very easy for some to look back and harshly judge our actions in World War II. Is this fair? No. Many people today fail to give the spirit of the times proper respect. If you were not there, or if you have not fully investigated the whole situation, you cannot apply a truly fair and accurate judgment. This war had been going on for years. 400,000 Americans had already been killed in action. It had to end. The truth of the matter is this: the atomic attack on Japan saved lives - Allied and Japanese. The Japanese were not going to surrender. A war of attrition was their mindset. Their ports were blockaded. Nothing was being shipped in or out. They, essentially, were going to starve. The fire bombings of Japan throughout the summer of 1945 (which actually killed far, far more Japanese than the atomic attacks) did nothing to convince military leadership to surrender. Added to this fact is the gruesome reality of what an Allied mainland Japan invasion would mean. 1,000,000 Allied lives was projected. Whether you believe that figure or not, just watch "Saving Private Ryan" and "Band of Brothers" and imagine those invasion scenes playing out on the beaches and in the skies over Japan. The Japanese soldier was much different than the German - definitely the most tenacious the world has ever seen. They would have fought to the last man, woman or child in order to repel an invasion. The truth is, the atomic attack ended the war quickly, and saved more total lives in the end. It also prevented Soviet interference, since their non-aggression pact with Japan was to end in mid August 1945. A Soviet occupation of Japan would not have been in our best interest, folks.
The U.S. Dropped the Atomic Bombs on Japan because our president beleived that it would save lives in the long run. (especially American lives) Also no one knew the after effe…cts that the radiation would cause because it was never tested over a long period of time. The reason We dropped them where we did and not any where else is because Hiroshima and Nagasaki (sorry on spelling if i messed up) had a large enough population to impact the Japanese but also had major war industries.
That depends on who you ask. If you ask a Marine or soldier in the Pacific in 1945, they would probably agree that it was justified. The casualty projections for the invasion …were running at an expected 2,000.000 killed and wounded.. Don't forget most Americans also blamed Japan for getting the US into the war by attacking Pearl Harbor.. The Japanese obviously didn't feel that the unleashing of the bomb on civilians was justified.
This is a question which will never be answered; but will always be asked.. Some historians say "yes". It saved lives from a possible invasion of Japan.. Some historians say… "no". It was inhumane; and lives could have been saved by other means, and "who's to say...how many lives would've been saved during an invasion of Japan..."
i don't think it was because even though it had saved many people lives but it also had killed many civilians of japan who had nothing to do with it...
Japan refused to surrender after the bombing of Hiroshima.
At the time, no one questioned it. Hundreds of cities had been bombed to ruins during the preceding six years, and millions of civilians killed in the process. The atomic miss…ions did end the war, and all the Allies were exceedingly glad of it - except perhaps the Russians, who only got into the war against Japan for the last week, and would have liked more time to gobble up more Japanese territory. Even the Japanese were not too upset over it, since they had a more pressing thing to worry about, which was just having lost the war of aggression they had started. The Japanese were more worried about getting to keep their Emperor, whom they believed was a living god. Anyone in an American uniform at the time thought the bombs were just absolutely beautiful, because now they would not have to die invading Japan, and they could go home. The bombs actually saved many more lives than they snuffed out. There was detailed planning underway for the first two of a planned four invasion landings of the Japanese Home Islands. Estimates were that in the first of these alone, there would be one million American casualties. And it was assumed that ALL the Japanese would have to be killed. Certainly all the military men, and probably the civilians too. The Japanese were drilling women with bamboo spears and planned to send them out to try to stab Americans when the landings came. The US had just finished the capturing of Iwo Jima and Okinawa, and as in every earlier battle of the Pacific, the Japanese had fought to the last man, long, long after it was hopeless. It was expected they would be even more fanatical in their own Home Islands. In deciding on using the bombs Truman had to consider that if he did not use them, when it became known that the US had invested over one billion 1940 dollars (probably equal to 100 billion today) in a weapon that could have immediately ended the war, but instead Truman had decided NOT to use it and had sent millions of Americans to die or be permanently crippled and maimed capturing Japan, that the people of the US would demand his head on a platter.
The Japanise also wanted power over the Earth, so to shut them up, the Americans dropped an atom bomb over Hiroshima.
He stated the bomb was needed to end the war.
Easier than Japan justified the decision to drop bomb all over pearl harbor.
No, it was not justified to drop an atomic bomb on Japan
In World War 2
The atomic bombs dropped upon the Japanese cities of Hiroshima and Nagasaki were dropped to hasten the end of the war with the Japanese .
In US in WW2
Because those dirty Japs were killing Americans so we nuked them back to the stone age.
In Japan in WW2
Every other option available to the Allies would have resulted ingreater loss of life. The bombs, in the words of President Harry S.Truman, represented the "least abhorrent ch…oice." See related answers on this site for more information. (spelled asthey appear here) ("Would Operation Downfall have been the largest and costliestbattle in history if it was actually executed?") ("Why did the US refuse to accept japans terms for surrender?")
In Japan in WW2
To end the war ASAP.
In Japan in WW2
They ultimately ended up saving lives. Every other option availableto the Allies would have resulted in more bloodshed than wasexperienced in the bombings, and no other course… of action couldhave brought such a speedy end to the war.