Atomic Bomb Dbq

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Daisaku Ikeda said “Japan learned from the bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki that the tragedy wrought by nuclear weapons must never be repeated and that humanity and nuclear weapons cannot exist.” The United States ended World War II by bombing Japan which caused radiation damage and devastation to all of Japan. The United States had three main reasons why they dropped the atomic bomb in such a rush. They wanted to limit American casualties from fighting future battles. The United States wanted to establish dominance over the war before Russia could join in. Lately they wanted to see what kind of damage it would really do what what the aftermath would be like. In fact the atomic bombs used in World War II against Japan were the only atomic…show more content…
at Pearl Harbor. The Japanese attacked Pearl Harbor without a warning with fighter planes. President Truman offered Japan terms of peace, but they did not accept. Japan had no idea they were about to be hit by “little boy” and “fat man”(Jack Doherty). “Little boy” and “Fat man” have more than 2,000 times the blast power of the largest bomb that has ever been used before in the history of warfare(Jack Doherty). These bombs have only been tested before and never used in a real war situation until the bombing of Hiroshima and Nagasaki. “Little boy” was dropped on August 6, 1945 on Hiroshima by the B-29 Superfortress named Enola Gay(John Hersey). “Fat man” was dropped three days after “Little boy” on Nagasaki by another B-29 Superfortress named Bockscar(John Hersey). The United States reasons for dropping the atomic bombs are because they wanted to limit American casualties from future battles, they wanted to establish dominance over the war before Russia could, and they wanted to use the first atomic bomb in a real war situation(Jennifer Rosenburg). They wanted to drop the bomb as fast as they could while still planning it out well. The two bombs dropped completely decimated the cities and the population in the cities. The two bombs together killed an estimated 130,000 people combined(Jennifer Rosenburg). Each of the bombs completely destroyed the buildings and lives that
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