The damage was devastating. More than 200,000 people in Hiroshima and Nagasaki died immediately. However, many people suffered from injuries and radiation sickness. It’s impossible to know exactly how many people died from radiation. It is estimated that within 5 years, over 150,000 people died of radiation sickness in Hiroshima alone.
To begin, these bombings were unjustified based on the moral principles the United States broke. In Document D, readers are told one survivor’s experience the day of the Hiroshima attack and the hysteria the bomb caused. The survivor confirms the dangerous smoke, dust, and debris in the air and the suffering residents went through. These bombs caused pregnant women to birth babies with birth defects, radiation exposure, and an increase in cancer rates in the nation (Counting the Dead). In Document G, the Commander of the U.S. Army Air Force at the time discusses other effects the bombs caused, like hundreds of thousands of deaths, a greater number of wounded
This made the U.S. think of another to way to end the war with Japan. The U.S. thought the best way to end the war was by dropping an atomic bomb on Japan, which was the world’s first atomic bomb to be used in welfare. On August 6th, 1945 at 8:15 A.M. the U.S. dropped an atomic bomb over the Japanese city of Hiroshima. The B-29 was about 9000m above the surface and the atomic bomb feel for 43 seconds before exploding. The atomic bomb exploded 580m above the ground. As the atomic bomb was dropped on Hiroshima, it caused a massive shock wave and radiation that killed more than 100,000 Japanese citizens instantly. When the atomic was released it also created a fireball that began to spread out across the city of Hiroshima. After this tragic event occurred, Japan still had not surrendered to the U.S. unconditionally. Only three days later after the destruction of Hiroshima, on August 9th, 1945 at 11:00 A.M. the U.S. would then drop another atomic bomb over the Japanese city of Nagasaki, which killed thousands more innocent people. In total deaths of both the bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki, around 300,000 people were killed. These horrific events affected Japan so significantly that it caused them to surrender to the United States on August 14th, 1945. However, even after the dropping the atomic bombs, another 97,000 people died from radiation-related illness as a
The dropping of the atomic bomb in Japan at Hiroshima and Nagasaki, was the end of WWII. However, there has been much conflict considering the use of the bomb. In this essay, I will discuss reasons from both sides of the argument and justify my opinion.
Over 180,000 Japanese were killed in these two bombings and thousands more died later due to radiation sickness (Langley 84). However, when the United States was suffering through a dark period, it is a fair decision to use atomic weapons to shorten the amount of casualties. United States President Truman knew of the way the Japanese fought. They fought to the death, and they were brutal to the prisoners of war. Besides, United States had suffered the loss of over 418,000 lives, both military and civilian (Perry 286). Therefore, dropping the atomic bombs on Japan spared thousands of American and Japanese lives and was the only way to end the
The bombing of Hiroshima and Nagasaki was necessary in order for Japan to surrender, save American lives, and keep the Soviet Union from expanding its influence in Asia. After the attack on Pearl Harbor, the U.S. held a conference in which they made it official that they were at war with Japan and ready to strike back as soon as possible. The bombing of Hiroshima and Nagasaki made the Japanese realize that they couldn’t afford another fatal bombing and cause innocent people to die again so shortly after the bombing, they surrendered to the United States.
The U.S made the decision to drop a bomb on the city of Hiroshima, Japan. The U.S dropped the bomb because they wanted the fighting to be over in Japan and they wanted them to surrender without having to have any American soldiers step in and lose American lives. The U.S dropped the bomb in order to save
The atomic bombs on Japan saved many American lives. Document 15 reads: The entire population of Japan is
The residents of Hiroshima, Japan began their day routinely on August 6, 1945. Some commuted to work or school, some sat down to read a newspaper, and some tended to the needs of their children. At exactly fifteen minutes past eight in the morning, all aspects of life as known to the city’s population of two hundred and forty five thousand people were decimated within an instant; it was an instant in which the first atomic bomb was dropped from an American plane, killing nearly one hundred thousand people and injuring another one hundred thousand more. In its original edition, John Hersey’s Hiroshima traces the lives of six survivors, beginning a few minutes prior to the bombing and covering the period directly thereafter.
Although Harry S. Truman said that the bombs saved the Japanese from thousands of casualties, it caused even more, and especially worse suffering. In Hiroshima, the death toll was between 80,000 to 120,000 people. The Nagasaki bomb killed 35,000 to 74,000. Even after the bombing there were more people dying from radiation, scarcity of food, and overall horrible living conditions. John Hall on Daily Mail showed pictures of the aftermath of the bombings, and corpses lying in rubble, other people barely surviving. One picture shows a large Japanese arch standing amongst bed frames, wagons, and pieces of wood from burnt trees with the caption, ¨Hardly any buildings were left in Hiroshima after the massive atomic bomb blast.¨ That is one of the less horrifying pictures, as others depict people suffering, with skin melting off of their bodies. A true story from Keiko Murakami was told by Drew Frame in the article, ¨The Effects Of the Bomb Dropped On Hiroshima and Nagasaki¨. Drew Frame described what had happened to Keiko in Hiroshima saying, ¨They got out of the rubble to find her mother,´with my baby sister in her arms...her right eyeball was out and drooped around her breast like a lump of blood.´….They found other people but ´Their faces were so damaged by the heat of the blast
On August 6th and 9th the US dropped atomic bombs on Hiroshima and Nagasaki. Days later when Japan surrendered, WWII ended as well. This bombing sparked many debates over whether America’s actions were right or not. The fewer amount of casualties and the brutal harshness of the Japanese to others justifies the US's strategy. The atomic bombs changed the way we fight wars and was a key milestone to where we are now. The decision to unleash them to the Japanese was not a light choice but it was necessary to preserve democracy and the American people.
On August 6,1945 Hiroshima and Nagasaki were attacked by atomic bombs that were dropped by the U.S Military. Over 200,000 people were killed. The United States used the bomb to end the war with Japan, which began in 1941 when Japan launched an unprovoked attack on Pearl Harbor. Many people believe that dropping the atomic bombs was the right thing to do because if they did not use it, there would be four more years of fighting and hundreds of thousands more US soldiers would have died because the Japanese refused to surrender. However, even though the Japanese had proved to be a tough opponent and their use of Kamikaze pilots showed that they were willing to die, the use of the atomic bomb was not necessary because the Japanese government knew they had lost the war and they were looking for an opportunity to surrender and Japanese people would commit suicide instead of surrendering but it doesn’t mean they
Up to 40,000 feet buildings collapsed, and homes were destroyed up to ½ of a mile of both towns. The total number of houses that were there before the atomic explosion was 50,000, and the total houses and buildings that were destroyed were 19,587, but 30,413 were undamaged. The souls of people who died because of the bomb in Nagasaki 135,000 and the total number of people who died in Hiroshima was 64,000. People died into dust with the nuclear chemicals that were impossible to survive if you were too close to the bomb. People who survived still have nuclear acid in their bodies that can give them numerous amounts of cancer when they grow up if they survived still in their young age. The social impact of the Hiroshima bombing was of all the people who died, and the buildings that were destroyed when the bomb
There were 2 atomic bomb that was dropped in the World War II. The 2 atomic bombs is called The Fat Man and The Little Boy. Little boy was dropped on the city of Hiroshima on August 6, 1945. An American B-29 (a type of plane) called the "Enola Gay" was piloted by Paul W. Tibbets, dropped a uranium atomic bomb that is called The Little Boy, the bomber dropped the world’s first atomic bomb with its name Little Boy on Hiroshima, Hiroshima was Japan's seventh largest city. In minutes, half of the city was destroyed. According to U.S. estimated, 60,000 to 70,000 people were killed by the bomb, 140,000 were injured many more were made homeless as a result of the bomb and some of them were missing. A very dangerous radiation reached over 100,000 kilometers. In the blast, thousands of people died instantly. The city is completely destroyed, there are 90,000 buildings and 60,000 of them were completely destroyed by the explosion. In all, approximately 33% or ⅓ of Hiroshima is completely destroyed. The town was in Mercy. They all had no more hope. They had lost the
Could you ever image seeing a flash of light and having an entire building crash right on top of you? That was the reality of the people in Hiroshima when they were hit with a nuclear bomb in World War II. A nuclear bomb is an explosive device that blows up due to nuclear reactions. Hiroshima- a city in Japan had an explosion from the first ever nuclear bomb to be used in war causing lots of damage to the city and people. Before the nuclear bomb Hiroshima was a beautiful little city in Japan where people went to visit, shop, and live. People rode their bikes, pushed wagons, walked and rode their boats down the river. They all had an idea something was going to happen from hearing about it on the radio and all the talk around town. Not knowing the exact time something was going to happen was horrifying for the people all over. The nuclear bomb that hit Hiroshima not only destroyed the environment but also destroyed the lives of both the people killed and the survivors that lost so much that day.