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Bombing of Hiroshima and Nagasaki

            On the day August 6, 1945, the world began an atomic age when the U.A navels dropped a nuclear bomb and the city of Hiroshima and then immediately dropped another on its near city of Nagasaki, on the 9 August, both bombs killing over 200,000 civilians and destroying a nation. The bombing by the Americans, of these Japanese cities, should be considered as a war crime, even greater than any crimes committed by the Japanese in WWII. The fact that the Japanese were convicted of war crimes and the U.S.A were not alleged of any war crimes, is a pure example of 'victors justice' and unequal justice, due to the Americans claiming it stopped the war. However the Japanese Imperial Emperor and his forces had already pleaded to surrender, and yet they still decided to drop the bombs, a very unnecessary act. The bombings were deliberate and were meant to cause Japan into a rubble of rocks, it was an act considered and sanctioned by the highest rank of authority in the U.S.A. While some Japanese war crimes were the result of unconditional, inhuman acts, many were spontaneous and or unsanctioned; they were not a decision to potentially kill two whole populated cities. .
             It is unfair that the Japanese were convicted of war crimes and the U.S.A was not alleged of any war crimes. The action of dropping a nuclear bomb on nation willing to surrender violated the Geneva Convention, a law accepted and applied by the U.S. The Americans should have been accused on numerous counts of war crimes, for example – Class C War Crimes Law can be identified as widespread/ intended attacks towards civilians. The courts were biased toward the Americans and unfair against the Japanese as the court case was funded and staffed by personal from the Allied. Leo Szilard, Hungarian scientist who helped developed the bomb for the Allied, argued against the bomb and the court's decision "If the Germans had dropped atomic bombs on cities instead of us, we would have defined the dropping of atomic bombs on cities as a war crime, and we would have sentenced the Germans to death.

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