Geography Questions 6 and 7

Question 6

I think it was not necessary to use the Atomic Bomb on Hiroshima and Nagasaki to win the battle against the Japanese. Looking at the statistics, in 1945 when the first atomic bomb was dropped on Hiroshima, it left about 140,000 people died while on the same year another atomic bomb was dropped which lead to the death of another 80,000 people. The bombs were dropped in two different Japanese areas within three days apart. It is apparent that the tragedy that was brought by the impact of the two bombs on Japanese soils was immeasurable. In regards to this, the people who normally suffer the most are the innocent citizens of these countries. For instance, in this case, it was the innocent Japanese citizens who suffered the most as compared to their leaders. However, there was an alternative way to make Japan surrender other than using the Atomic bombs to make them do so. 

With the development of weapons of mass destruction, the global atmosphere changed in regards to unilateral cooperation and the ability to trust those who have such weapons of mass destructions. In light of this, if a country has an atomic bomb, there will require unilateral cooperation because the country can control the flow of war. There is an absence of trust among the countries towards the country which possess such weapons of mass destruction. Based on this, after the Second World War, more countries started to engage technology to produce more weapons. For instance, some of the new technology-based weapons were man-portable missiles, and spy satellites among others. These new inventions are not similar to weapons of mass destructions, but they brought a changed feeling about the war on an international stage. As a result of this, the civilian casualty became a factor of consideration.

Question 7

There has been a tremendous technological advancement such as the use of UAV in contemporary warfare. Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) is a kind of aircraft that works using a remote control system. The use of UAVs promotes a feeling of being exempted from the battlefield that enables the user to pull the trigger without considering the damage. It is because UAV operates through a remotely controlled navigator and it is usually very far from the battlefield. It works like an eye in the sky that offers its users with logistical support to target the enemies and perform more actions. Besides, there exist other users in contemporary warfare which is termed as the armed drones. The armed drone is used to focus and kill the enemy using a remote controller. In regards to this, the controller presses a button to complete the action without considering the consequences of the move.

The mainstreaming of remote controls and video operation like technology create hazards in the contemporary warfare as compared to a positive operation that assists save the life of people that could be lost when using the ancient forms of fights. It would be unfair to the nations that do not have the resource to create such advanced technologies. Moreover, the civilian casualties are in fact the primary aspect of consideration in contemporary warfare through the use of new technological aspects. The use of technologies such as UAV creates more issues as most countries become more reluctant to communicate the way they used to in the past making it difficult to prepare.