According to the official us version of history, an a-bomb was dropped on hiroshima on 6 august 1945, and another on nagasaki three days later, to force japan to surrender. The commander in chief of the us fleet and chief of naval operations, ernest j king, stated that the naval blockade and prior bombing of japan in march of 1945, had rendered the japanese helpless and that the use of the atomic bomb was both unnecessary and immoral. Likely precipitate a surrender without the atomic bomb, and long before an initial landing on the island of kyushu (set for planning purposes three months later, in the first week of november. The atomic bomb was developed as a super-weapon to help win the war for the allies the only reason it wasn't dropped on germany is because the war in europe was over in may of 1945 and the first operational bomb wasn't ready until august. Perhaps one of the reasons that motivated the americans to drop the atomic bombs on japan was the fact that by using the bombs, the us could seek to control the circumstances of post-war japan and.
Japan's sudden surrender after the unexpected use of atomic weapons surprised most governments outside the us and uk the soviet union had some intentions of occupying hokkaidō  unlike the soviet occupations of eastern germany and northern korea , however, these plans were frustrated by the opposition of president truman. Firstly, to end ww2 as soon as possible by using a nuke (atom bomb), it has saved a potential of another 3 more months of ww2 as in japanese offical record (some japanese fell that by september. The decision to use the atomic bomb: less than two weeks after being sworn in as president, harry s truman received a long report from secretary of war henry l stimson. The allied strategy to defeat japan in the pacific ocean was a strategy called island hopping after the attack by the japanese on pearl harbor on december 7, 1941, the american military in the.
For this reason, a number of atomic scientists and even a few governmental officials began to question the wisdom of proceeding with the bomb project, and many more began to question the need to use it to defeat the remaining axis power, japan. The atomic bomb, and nuclear bombs, are powerful weapons that use nuclear reactions as their source of explosive energy scientists first developed nuclear weapons technology during world war ii. Look at the effin' state of ye ye reason why japan should give up korea and manchuria, and the idea of atomic bomb to force japan's surrender, when in fact the intention.
When the manhattan project got off the ground in 1943, both the atomic bomb and the defeat of japan looked like a long time and a lot of work away. Five reasons for dropping the atomic bombaccording to j samuel walker in his book, prompt and utter destruction: truman and the use of the atomic bomb against japan, states that truman justified dropping the bomb with five reasons. - the atomic bomb controversy august 6, 1945- the atomic bomb was first used in combat as it was dropped on hiroshima, japan the raw explosive power of the weapon was displayed within a few days, another bomb was dropped on nagasaki, japan.
Its use was calculated to indicate that the united states had an endless supply of the new weapon for use against japan and that the united states would continue to drop atomic bombs on japan until the country surrendered unconditionally. Smoke from the atomic bomb rises over 60,000ft into the air over nagasaki in this us air force handout (ho new/reuters) they were two bombings that unleashed a devastating hellfire of light, heat. 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.
In short, there was no justifiable reason for rushing the use of the atomic bomb—unless it was out of fear that japan would surrender before it could be used as it was, the use of the atomic. Survivors of the first atomic bomb ever used in warfare are seen as they await emergency medical treatment, on aug 6, 1945, in hiroshima, japan. A video that looks at the reasons why the atomic bomb was dropped on hiroshima and nagasaki.