The Terror that Saved Millions
The atomic bomb and it's use over the two Japanese cities of Hiroshima and Nagasaki is still a source of heated debate even over fifty years later. Many people on both sides -Japan and The United States- hold the belief that Truman's decision to drop the bomb was a mistake and that under no circumstances should such drastic measures be taken in war. What these people do not realize are
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becoming casualties of pre-invasion B-29 bombing and shelling, followed by an invasion and Allied occupation. It prevented the annihilation of Japanese culture and their possible assimilation into the Soviet Union's communist sphere of influence and it told the world the horrors of war. The atomic bomb's use on Hiroshima and Nagasaki saved lives and ended a World War that had raged for many long terrible years and was responsible for the death's of over 35,000,000 people.