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Truman's Great Decision Regarding the Atomic Bomb

Summary: In 1945, President Harry S. Truman faced the decision of whether to use the atomic bomb or to invade Japan militarily in order to make them surrender. Truman correctly decided to use the atomic bomb, which saved the lives of about 1 million U.S. troops and brought World War II to a speedier end.
In 1945, President Harry S. Truman was faced with the decision of whether to drop atomic bombs on Hiroshima and Nagasaki or to use the U.S. military to invade Japan in order to make them surrender. In my opinion, Truman made the right decision to drop the atomic bombs on Japan because it theoretically saved about one million U.S. troops and it brought the war to a more timely end. It was also the first atomic bombing, which later led to the development of nuclear weapons. I think that Truman's decision to use the atomic bomb on Japan was for the purpose of saving lives and ending the war quickly in order to prevent a disastrous land invasion.

By dropping the atomic bombs on Japan, President Truman prevented a land invasion on Japan, which may have killed about one million U.S...

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