close
This essay has been submitted by a student. This is not an example of the work written by professional essay writers.

A Personal Reflection on The Nuclear Attack on Hiroshima

downloadDownload printPrint

Remember! This is just a sample.

You can get your custom paper by one of our expert writers.

Get custom essay

121 writers online

blank-ico
Download PDF

Although there are many theories on the incentive of the decision to drop an atomic bomb in Japan, of which mainly revolve around traditionalist and revisionist accounts of intending to urge Japan to surrender in order not to increase american casualties, or to consolidate America’s dominant power position in connection with the Soviet Union, neither reason, nor any reason for that matter, I believe can truly justify the bombing of civilians. Killing innocent people is murder that cannot be justified as self defense. To do something wrong and apply the justification of “self defense” by killing the innocent cannot be applied as a real, true justification, but rather mass murder.

I personally believe that the dropping of that bomb on civilians was a cruel act, and can be compared to the ongoing cruelty civilians suffer in present day Syria by the Syrian government. Had they dropped the bomb on the Japanese military, would it have been a completely different justification. Those are the attackers, the ones America needed to defend themselves against. Not the tens of thousands of innocent people killed because each and every person involved in making the decision to drop it on them was unwise and evidently did not deserve their position. Weapons of mass destruction are meant to protect potential victims against attackers, not innocents!

When someone is trying to attack you, will killing their friends, family, or people who are not trying to attack you solve the matter? That is not guaranteed, and even if it was, it is unjust. Why aim for an innocent to stop an attacker when you can aim for the attacker? That way the innocent can live, and the attacker cannot attack you anymore. The Japanese military who started war and attacked for no just reason are the ones we should be aiming for, not those unfortunate souls, many of whom if they had the chance to live could have had great positive impact throughout their lives, unlike their military who are noticeably cruel hearted themselves. Therefore no reasoning or explanation can justify killing civilians. Even if, for example 100,000 more american deaths occurred than what has already occurred in the history of WWII if we had not dropped a bomb at all, it would have been better than killing civilians, as the casualties of americans defending their country and fighting back justly would guarantee martyrdom, and they would be remembered as heroes. This act that occurred was the exact opposite of heroic.

Remember: This is just a sample from a fellow student.

Your time is important. Let us write you an essay from scratch

experts 450+ experts on 30 subjects ready to help you just now

delivery Starting from 3 hours delivery

Find Free Essays

We provide you with original essay samples, perfect formatting and styling

Cite this Essay

To export a reference to this article please select a referencing style below:

A Personal Reflection on the Nuclear Attack on Hiroshima. (2018, October 26). GradesFixer. Retrieved July 2, 2022, from https://gradesfixer.com/free-essay-examples/a-personal-reflection-on-the-nuclear-attack-on-hiroshima/
“A Personal Reflection on the Nuclear Attack on Hiroshima.” GradesFixer, 26 Oct. 2018, gradesfixer.com/free-essay-examples/a-personal-reflection-on-the-nuclear-attack-on-hiroshima/
A Personal Reflection on the Nuclear Attack on Hiroshima. [online]. Available at: <https://gradesfixer.com/free-essay-examples/a-personal-reflection-on-the-nuclear-attack-on-hiroshima/> [Accessed 2 Jul. 2022].
A Personal Reflection on the Nuclear Attack on Hiroshima [Internet]. GradesFixer. 2018 Oct 26 [cited 2022 Jul 2]. Available from: https://gradesfixer.com/free-essay-examples/a-personal-reflection-on-the-nuclear-attack-on-hiroshima/
copy to clipboard
close

Sorry, copying is not allowed on our website. If you’d like this or any other sample, we’ll happily email it to you.

    By clicking “Send”, you agree to our Terms of service and Privacy statement. We will occasionally send you account related emails.

    close

    Attention! This essay is not unique. You can get a 100% Plagiarism-FREE one in 30 sec

    Receive a 100% plagiarism-free essay on your email just for $4.99
    get unique paper
    *Public papers are open and may contain not unique content
    download public sample
    close

    Sorry, we could not paraphrase this essay. Our professional writers can rewrite it and get you a unique paper.

    close

    Thanks!

    Please check your inbox.

    Want us to write one just for you? We can custom edit this essay into an original, 100% plagiarism free essay.

    thanks-icon Order now
    boy

    Hi there!

    Are you interested in getting a customized paper?

    Check it out!
    Don't use plagiarized sources. Get your custom essay. Get custom paper
    exit-popup-close

    Haven't found the right essay?

    Get an expert to write you the one you need!

    exit-popup-print

    Professional writers and researchers

    exit-popup-quotes

    Sources and citation are provided

    exit-popup-clock

    3 hour delivery

    exit-popup-persone