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tittle: Dropping the Bomb
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Question Description: Since 1945, Americans have been debating the necessity of dropping the atomic bombs on Japan. Some historians argue that dropping the bombs ended the war, saved American and Japanese lives, and avoided an invasion of Japan. Other historians believe Japan would likely have surrendered without the use of the bombs.
After reading the text and viewing the materials provided, answer the following questions in your post:
Of all the options facing the United States, which one should Truman have pursued? Was the United States justified in dropping the bombs on Japan? Why or why not? Did the United States fully understand the weapons before using them? Fully explain your answers. Address the questions asked in the paragraph above in at least a 300-word post and cite all outside sources appropriately

In your initial post, include at least one interesting question the readings raised for you

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President Truman had various options. Option one was to bomb Japan’s home island. After Japan was firebombed and Tokyo destroyed, they still did not surrender, indicating that conventional firebombing was ineffective. Another way was to invade the Japanese home island. The US may conduct a conventional ground invasion of Japan’s home islands (Intondi, 2020). However, history had shown that the Japanese do not easily give in and that if the US invaded their houses, they were more likely to fight back. As a result, there would be more Causalities in the United States. Another alternative was to demonstrate the atomic bomb’s destructive potential to scare the Japanese into surrendering. The last option was using the atomic bomb on populated
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