The atomic bomb is one of the most destructive devices man has created for warfare. Able to wipe out entire city blocks and dissolve a person’s body leaving only a shadow behind. How can any good be found in such a weapon? The paper will evaluate the process Americans went through to create this weapon and then use it. It will convey how different key players felt about the Bomb, such as politicians, scientists, and military figures. Both sides of the argument will be looked at whether the Bombs should have been dropped or if there was a way around it. Finally, what was the impact of the bomb once it was created? This new tool of war will affect the world for years to come and is still being discussed today concerning the ‘what if’s of the Bomb.
"Death By Bullet, Fire, or Vapor: Examining the Decision to Use the Atomic Bomb to End World War II in the Pacific Theatre,"
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