World War 2 Opinion Paper Saying That World War Two Was Not The So Called Nick Name "The Good War"

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Was World War 2 Really a ?Good War??World War Two was a bad war mainly because of the atom bomb. My reasoning is that the a-bomb killed thousands of innocent civilians, it lead us into another war with Russia, and, not the fault of the atom bomb, Japanese American?s lives were taken away through internment .The decision to use the A Bomb was made by President Truman, not FDR. Roosevelt died before the decision was made. Dropping an A Bomb, with the benefit of victory, seems an evil thing. But to decide whether it was or was not a correct decision the individual have to put him/herself in the shoes of the people who had to make the decision. After the battles on Iwo Jima and other islands, it seemed that the Japanese would fight, in a lost cause, to the very last man; therefore, the Atom Bomb was dropped, killing thousands of civilians. I think that World War Two was a bad war mainly because of the atom bomb. My reasoning is that the a-bomb killed thousands of innocent civilians, it lead us into another war with Russia, and, not the fault of the atom bomb, Japanese American?s lives were taken away through internment.At the beginning of World War II, the bombing of civilians was regarded as a horrific act. As the war continued, however, all sides abandoned restraints. But international law has always distinguished between civilians and soldiers. Therefore by dropping the United States committed an illegal act. The United States killed thousands of civilians "Japan was at that very moment seeking some way to surrender with a minimum loss of 'face' [or reputation]... It wasn't necessary to hit them with that awful thing [the bomb].? This was said by General (and later President) Eisenhower after 110,000 lives were claimed by 1950. A quote: ?Those not killed or vaporized immediately by the...

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