AN ISSUE of WAREFARE

The devastation after the atom bomb was dropped on Hiroshima, Japan during WW2


During World War 2 , America was remaining neutral until they were brought into the war when they were attacked by japan at Pearl Harbor. After the attack the U.S took action joining the war effort.

The Event

In order to end the war as quickly and with the fewest causalities on their side the U.S decided to use the Atom bomb named," little boy ".The bomb was created by Albert Einstein after using his famous equation E=mc*2. By creating and using this equation, Albert Einstein beat the Nazi's to making a Nuclear weapon of their own.(While also saving himself from being killed due to the fact that he was Jewish.) Then on August 6 ,1945 the U.S dropped their deadly weapon on Hiroshima, Japan. The attack on Hiroshima resulted in 90,000 to 166,000 deaths .This forced japan to surrender, ending the war.

Using the Atom Bomb brought up Controversy like whether it was morally right or wrong to use


After the attack their was mass devastation but, also feelings of weather it was right or wrong to use the weapon. It felt wrong mainly due to the facts that Japan forces were already largely defeated and that Hiroshima was mostly filled with innocence. Evidence of this is that, President Eisenhower stated that, "it was not necessary to hit them with that awful thing." And still today the controversy continues with both sides arguing with no clear answer.

A war's effects are bad however, a nuclear war's could be so much worse.


Today war has become a worsening event especially when bringing in nuclear warfare. Now more nations have nuclear weapons of their own, which could lead to more tensions and distrust. Especially, when considering the events of the Cold war and the Cuban Missile Crisis. So, nuclear weapons are a huge problem and a very hard one to solve.


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