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Department
Kinesiology & Health Science
Course
KINE 1020
Professor
Kim Patterson
Semester
Winter

Description
POL208 Introduction to IR w1 Sept14thBombing of Hiroshima Second Crucial event is the fall of the Berlin wall in 1989 symbol of theend of the cold war Third event 911Those three events still effect to date Aim is to illustrate understanding of these eventsDrop of the Atomic Bomb on HiroshimaAugust 6th19453 days later Nagasaki 2 nuclear bombs were dropped on cities killing 200 000civilians It was the first and last use of Nuclear weapons These two decisions to drop bombended WWII Lead to captivation of Japan Every battle against Japanese forces has lead to largeUS casualties Nearly 250 000 US killed Prospect of facing an invasion of inland japan was adaunting task By using nuclear weapons we saved american lives was argument used Japanwas obviously willing and able to fight until last man They suffered huge casualties defending pacific islands so projection of civilian and japanese casualties were above 1 million From aUS perspective nuclear bombing was part of a campaign of mass bombardment Tokyo wastargeted weeks before 60 000 killed before Tip of a campaign for shock and oweDecision making Process president of the time Harry Truman was inexperienced Wasnt awareof program leading to the nuclear bomb Manhattan project Very secretive Even vice presidentwas not aware of it He faced pressure from military official all of the government everyonewas telling him to sign the paper for the manhattan project The chances that a president likeTruman would oppose an already made decision were slim to none Truman was just a pawnSome diplomats consider the use of atomic weapons against Japan was a good way to show toRussia that the US was the most powerful nation in the planetAt the time Russia is an ally of the US Tension among the two Stalin had a tension regardingthe countries that the soviet union liberated from nazi germany Use of nuclear weapons was agood way to tell russians theyre still ahead Controversial opinionWhy didnt the US drop an atomic bomb on a deserted island inviting japanese officials to seethe effect of the bomb without killingBureaucratic reasons and strategic reasonsBureaucratic reasonsNot sure the bomb will actually function Any scenario of a demonstrationwas unlikely because there was a risk that it may failStrategic Reason The US at the time had only very few nuclear bombs 3 are operation 6 arenot We just dont know if these bombs will be sufficient for a japanese defeat Do not want towaste one bomb for a demonstration use the bomb as a weapon immediately Not clear at all thatthese bombs by themselves will end the war After the fact nuclear weapons got their status dueto japanese capitulation were so powerful it changed the world Equivalent of 12 000 TNTStrategic reason relationship with Japan a weak president some bureaucratic politics all thesefactors help understand why decision to drop the bomb was unanimous No concern about thewwwnotesolutioncomPOL208 Introduction to IR w1 Sept14thBombing of Hiroshima Second Crucial event is the fall of the Berlin wall in 1989 symbol of theend of the cold war Third event 911Those three events still effect to date Aim is to illustrate understanding of these eventsDrop of the Atomic Bomb on HiroshimaAugust 6th19453 days later Nagasaki 2 nuclear bombs were dropped on cities killing 200 000civilians It was the first and last use of Nuclear weapons These two decisions to drop bombended WWII Lead to captivation of Japan Every battle against Japanese forces has lead to largeUS casualties Nearly 250 000 US killed Prospect of facing an invasion of inland japan was adaunting task By using nuclear weapons we saved american lives was argument used Japanwas obviously willing and able to fight until last man They suffered huge casualties defending pacific islands so projection of civilian and japanese casualties were above 1 million From aUS perspective nuclear bombing was part of a campaign of mass bombardment Tokyo wastargeted weeks before 60 000 killed before Tip of a campaign for shock and oweDecision making Process president of the time Harry Truman was inexperienced Wasnt awareof program leading to the nuclear bomb Manhattan project Very secretive Even vice presidentwas not aware of it He faced pressure from military official all of the government everyonewas telling him to sign the paper for the manhattan project The chances that a president likeTruman would oppose an already made decision were slim to none Truman was just a pawnSome diplomats consider the use of atomic weapons against Japan was a good way to show toRussia that the US was the most powerful nation in the planetAt the time Russia is an ally of the US Tension among the two Stalin had a tension regardingthe countries that the soviet union liberated from nazi germany Use of nuclear weapons was agood way to tell russians theyre still ahead Controversial opinionWhy didnt the US drop an atomic bomb on a deserted island inviting japanese officials to seethe effect of the bomb without killingBureaucratic reasons and strategic reasonsBureaucratic reasonsNot sure the bomb will actually function Any scenario of a demonstrationwas unlikely because there was a risk that it may failStrategic Reason The US at the time had only very few nuclear bombs 3 are operation 6 arenot We just dont know if these bombs will be sufficient for a japanese defeat Do not want towaste one bomb for a demonstration use the bomb as a weapon immediately Not clear at all thatthese bombs by themselves will end the war After the fact nuclear weapons got their status dueto japanese capitulation were so powerful it changed the world Equivalent of 12 000 TNTStrategic reason relationship with Japan a weak president some bureaucratic politics all thesefactors help understand why decision to drop the bomb was unanimous No concern about thewwwnotesolutioncomPOL208 Introduction to IR w1 Sept14thBombing of Hiroshima Second Crucial event is the fall of the Berlin wall in 1989 symbol of theend of the cold war Third event 911Those three events still effect to date Aim is to illustrate understanding of these eventsDrop of the Atomic Bomb on HiroshimaAugust 6th19453 days later Nagasaki 2 nuclear bombs were dropped on cities killing 200 000civilians It was the first and last use of Nuclear weapons These two decisions to drop bombended WWII Lead to captivation of Japan Every battle against Japanese forces has lead to largeUS casualties Nearly 250 000 US killed Prospect of facing an invasion of inland japan was adaunting task By using nuclear weapons we saved american lives was argument used Japanwas obviously willing and able to fight until last man They suffered huge casualties defending pacific islands so projection of civilian and japanese casualties were above 1 million From aUS perspective nuclear bombing was part of a campaign of mass bombardment Tokyo wastargeted weeks before 60 000 killed before Tip of a campaign for shock and oweDecision making Process president of the time Harry Truman was inexperienced Wasnt awareof program leading to the nuclear bomb Manhattan project Very secretive Even vice presidentwas not aware of it He faced pressure from military official all of the government everyonewas telling him to sign the paper for the manhattan project The chances that a president likeTruman would oppose an already made decision were slim to none Truman was just a pawnSome diplomats consider the use of atomic weapons against Japan was a good way to show toRussia that the US was the most powerful nation in the planetAt the time Russia is an ally of the US Tension among the two Stalin had a tension regardingthe countries that the soviet union liberated from nazi germany Use of nuclear weapons was agood way to tell russians theyre still ahead Controversial opinionWhy didnt the US drop an atomic bomb on a deserted island inviting japanese officials to seethe effect of the bomb without killingBureaucratic reasons and strategic reasonsBureaucratic reasonsNot sure the bomb will actually function Any scenario of a demonstrationwas unlikely because there was a risk that it may failStrategic Reason The US at the time had only very few nuclear bombs 3 are operation 6 arenot We just dont know if these bombs will be sufficient for a japanese defeat Do not want towaste one bomb for a demonstration use the bomb as a weapon immediately Not clear at all thatthese bombs by themselves will end the war After the fact nuclear weapons got their status dueto japanese capitulation were so powerful it changed the world Equivalent of 12 000 TNTStrategic reason relationship with Japan a weak president some bureaucratic politics all thesefactors help understand why decision to drop the bomb was unanimous No concern about thewwwnotesolutioncomPOL208 Introduction to IR w1 Sept14thBombing of Hiroshima Second Crucial event is the fall of the Berlin wall in 1989 symbol of theend of the cold war Third event 911Those three events still effect to date Aim is to illustrate understanding of these eventsDrop of the Atomic Bomb on HiroshimaAugust 6th19453 days later Nagasaki 2 nuclear bombs were dropped on cities killing 200 000civilians It was the first and last use of Nuclear weapons These two decisions to drop bombended WWII Lead to captivation of Japan Every battle against Japanese forces has lead to largeUS casualties Nearly 250 000 US killed Prospect of facing an invasion of inland japan was adaunting task By using nuclear weapons we saved american lives was argument used Japanwas obviously willing and able to fight until last man They suffered huge casualties defending pacific islands so projection of civilian and japanese casualties were above 1 million From aUS perspective nuclear bombing was part of a campaign of mass bombardment Tokyo wastargeted weeks before 60 000 killed before Tip of a campaign for shock and oweDecision making Process president of the time Harry Truman was inexperienced Wasnt awareof program leading to the nuclear bomb Manhattan project Very secretive Even vice presidentwas not aware of it He faced pressure from military official all of the government everyonewas telling him to sign the paper for the manhattan project The chances that a president likeTruman would oppose an already made decision were slim to none Truman was just a pawnSome diplomats consider the use of atomic weapons against Japan was a good way to show toRussia that the US was the most powerful nation in the planetAt the time Russi
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