Was the atomic bomb necessary in ww2

September 17, 2015, 3:09 pm

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The debate "Was the atomic bomb necessary in ww2" was started by josejose on September 17, 2015, 3:09 pm. 18 people are on the agree side of this discussion, while 15 people are on the disagree side. That might be enough to see the common perception. It looks like most of the people in this community are on the agreeing side of this statement.

historybuff posted 2 arguments to the disagreers part.

josejose, AstroSpace, kayla, bigB, Ryan, darkthoughts, gouthamabi, juliette_os and 10 visitors agree.
Zeno, historybuff, Skeetc15, The_lamp, wmd, Specimen, athinus and 8 visitors disagree.

I'd be interested to hear how the author of this debate meant the question. I could probably refine my argument a little if I knew exactly how you meant it.

4 years, 10 months ago

That depends what you mean by necessary. Did they need to drop it to win the war? of course not. Japan had no hope of winning at that point. Victory was only a matter of time. In that sense no it wasn't necessary. If what you mean is was it justified, then I'd say yes. it saved alot of American lives, and possibly alot of Japanese lives too. Since the plan for invading the home islands of Japan would have killed hundreds of thousands. Also they were afraid the USSR would invade and take over alot of Japan which they wanted to avoid. And history showed us that being subjects of the Soviets was a horrible thing.

4 years, 11 months ago
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