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The Allies And The Atomic Bomb

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A single deadly weapon that could destroy the whole world was successfully developed during World War II. This weapon was no other weapon but the atomic bomb. Under the cooperation of the major powers in the Allied forces, the atomic bomb was produced. Soon after the success of the production of the atomic bomb, the major powers in the Allies agreed to use the atomic bomb. Due to their hatred against the Japanese, the Allies dropped the atomic bomb on Japan and showed no regrets for carrying out the plan. The United States, Soviet Union, United Kingdom and China are among the major powers of the Allied Forces that unanimously agreed to drop the atomic bomb on Japan.
The strongest among the Allies, the United States was the initiator of the plan of the atomic bomb. During World War II, Japan bombed the navy base of the United States known as Pearl Harbor(Depression & WWII). Fueled by the motivation to take revenge on Japan after the Pearl Harbor Incident, the United States decided to enter World War II. In order to defeat Japan as rapidly as possible, the United States initiated the Manhattan Project to develop the atomic bomb (Chen). The two atomic bombs that were dropped on the two major cities of Japan led to the unconditional surrender of Japan. According to President, Truman the dropping of the “atomic bomb was the greatest thing in history.”(Wright) Therefore, even after seeing the devastating effects of the atomic bomb the United States showed no regrets of the plan of the atomic bomb. The United States government believed that it was a necessary act to drop the atomic bomb for the sake of ending the war as soon as possible.
The Soviet Union responded to the development of the atomic bomb with complete agreement. In the early stages of World War II, the Soviet Union was the only country that remained neutral. Seeing the neutrality as an opportunity, Japan sent a secret code to propose an alliance between the two countries. Yet, Russia seeing the defeat of the two major countries of the Axis Powers and finding the betrayal of Axis Powers during the Soviet non-aggression pact unbearable, decided to join the Allied Forces and turned against Japan(Kuran). Ignoring Japan’s secret proposal of alliance during World War II, Joseph Stalin, the tsar of Russia, met with President Truman concerning about the details of the possible effects of the atomic bomb(Dannen). When the atomic bomb was dropped, Joseph Stalin stated that he underestimated the power of the atomic bomb. Even so, Russia declared war on Japan as soon as the atomic bomb was dropped, not giving a single opportunity for Japan to counterattack. This battle came to known as the...

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