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29 March, 23:17

ead this press release about Harry Truman's decision to drop the atomic bomb on the Japanese city of Hiroshima. Once you have read the press release, review these statements from President Truman over the years. Now, write a short essay of 2-3 paragraphs expressing your opinion on whether the decision to drop the bomb was justified. Be sure to include evidence from the readings and the lesson to support your position.

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  1. 30 March, 00:39
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    Here are some options Truman had to weigh before dropping the atomic bombs on Hiroshima and Nagasaki.

    - If Truman did not drop the bomb, then the Allied forces would have to do a full scale invasion on mainland Japan. This would be very similar to the Normany invasion used in the European theater during World War II. This was projected to cause millions of casualties between the Allied and Axis powers.

    - Dropping the bomb would most likely result in unconditional surrender from Japan. The Allied forces gave Japan the opportunity to do this after the Potsdam Conference. However, the Japanese refused to an unconditional surrender.

    - Using the atomic bomb would change warfare forever. This bomb would bring in a new age of technology and destruction that the world has never seen before.
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