Hiroshima Bombing Dbq

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The bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki devastated the people of these cities. This, however, ended the conflict between the U.S. and Japan, but was it a good idea for the U.S.? Hiroshima and Nagasaki were destroyed, and over one-hundred fifty thousand people were killed in the atomic bombings of Japan. The bombings by the United States were necessary because Japan was a powerful adversary that the United States needed to overcome in order to defeat Germany. They had started World War Two and put the Jewish people and gypsies and people they deemed not good enough for society in concentration camps. They were torturous places that starved, over-worked, and killed these people. It was oppressive in the extreme. Hiroshima was destroyed by the atomic bomb, Little Boy. “The American B-29 bomber, the Enola Gay, dropped the world’s first deployed atomic bomb on Hiroshima, Japan, on August 6, 1945” (Bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki). The bomb killed eighty thousand people instantly. Radiation exposure killed tens of thousands more. The bomb destroyed ninety percent of one of Japan’s biggest cities in an instant. Therefore, the event that occurred at Hiroshima was a huge shock to the…show more content…
base on Tinian Island carrying the massive bomb, Fat Man, which will later be dropped on Nagasaki, Japan. “The Kokura arsenal was the primary target, but it was covered by a heavy ground haze and the bombers couldn’t see the target” (Hiroshima and Nagasaki: 60-years later). The secondary target was the Mitsubishi Torpedo Plant in Nagasaki, Japan. Seventy-four thousand people were killed and seventy-five thousand suffered severe injuries. Nagasaki’s damage was less extensive because the bomb was dropped about two miles off-target. Nagasaki was a strategic place to drop the bomb because of the torpedo plant, but Hiroshima only had a military base, so why drop on Hiroshima? Therefore, was the United States’ decision ethical and fair to the

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