On August 6, 1945, the eighth largest city in Japan, Hiroshima suffered an extremely
sepulchral day.The United States had unleashed "Little Boy." "Little Boy" was an
extremely powerful, atomic bomb."Little Boy" had killed some 80,000 people in the city
of Hiroshima (Hoare 18-20).Three days later an analogous situation had occurred in the
Japanese city of Nagasaki .This atomic bomb, "Fat Man," had killed another 100,000
people (Hoare 18-20).Many people were killed and many others were injured. Some
believe that the dropping of the atomic bombs was inhumane, but these people do not
realize what could have been lost if World War II would have continued any longer. The
United States had been fighting this massive war since 1941.Despite these lurid
occurrences, the United States was justified in the dropping of the atomic bombs on the
Japanese cities of Hiroshima and Nagasaki.
The dropping of the atomic bombs was, and still is, an extremely controversial
military strategy in the United States and all over the world.Many scientists believed that
it would be immoral to drop the atomic bomb on the two Japanese cities without warning
them, therefore, they began a petition (The Americans 751).Others supported a
demonstration of the power of the bomb in a deserted location that the Japanese would be
able to view.They believed that they could convince the Japanese to surrender (The
Americans 751).Many people also believed that the United States should have chose to
invade rather than drop the atomic bombs and kill 200,000 of the Japanese people.These
people are ignorant to how many lives would have been lost if the United States had
chose to invade.Atomic bombs produce heat millions of degrees high.They also
produce visible ultraviolet and infrared rays (Stein 3).Everyone and everything exposed
to the atomic blast is effected, whether i…