The us use of nuclear weapons against japan during world war ii has long been a subject of emotional debate initially, few questioned president truman’s decision to drop two atomic bombs, on.
The debate over the atomic bombings of hiroshima and nagasaki concerns the ethical, legal, and military controversies surrounding the atomic bombings of hiroshima and nagasaki on 6 august and 9 august 1945 at the close of world war ii (1939–45. Aerial view of hiroshima depicts the terrific destructive force of the atomic bomb united states army air corps harry s truman library & museum by august, 1945, japan had lost world war ii. Was the atomic bombing of japan necessary there was no pressing military necessity for dropping the atomic bombs on japan almost 500% us leaders worried that with the war's end, the country might fall back into another depression and world war ii was won not by the american laissez faire system, but by the top-down, command and control.
Hiroshima: was it absolutely necessary by doug long the following account summarizes the events that led to japan's surrender in world war ii and then considers other means of achieving japan's surrender as they considered what would be necessary to end the war these omissions made the atomic bomb seem all the more necessary. After world war ii, most of hiroshima would be rebuilt, though one destroyed section was set aside as a reminder of the effects of the atomic bomb each august 6, thousands of people gather at peace memorial park to join in interfaith religious services commemorating the anniversary of the bombing.
Contributors to the historical controversy have deployed the documents selected here to support their arguments about the first use of nuclear weapons and the end of world war ii.
President truman's decision to drop the atomic bomb on the cities of hiroshima and nagasaki were the direct cause for the end of world war ii in the pacific the united states felt it was necessary to drop the atomic bombs on these two cities or it would suffer more casualties.