August 6th, 1945, 70,000 lives were ended in a matter of
seconds. The United States had dropped an atomic bomb on the
city of Hiroshima. Today many argue over whether or not the US
should have taken such a drastic measure. Was it entirely
necessary that we drop such a devastating weapon? Yes, it was.
First, look at what was going on at the time the decision was made. The U.S had been fighting a massive war since 1941. Morale was most likely low, and resources were probably at the same level as morale. However, each side continued to fight, and both were determined to win. Obviously, the best thing that could have possibly have happened would have been to bring the war to a quick end, with a minimum of casualties. What would have happened had the A-bomb not been used? The most obvious thing is that the war would have continued. U.S forces; therefore, would have had to invade the home island of Japan. Imagine the number of casualties that could have...