Essay On The Causes Of The Atomic Bomb

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What were the causes of the atomic bombings on Hiroshima and Nagasaki and their effects on Japan’s economy?

By: Ronan Uy

ABSTRACT

Warfare has been through many periods of technology, in spite of this a single aspect remains constant: death. Though there were numerous deadly weapons utilized in war, the deadliest of them all is the atomic bomb. The atomic bomb, is as defined by britannica.com “a deadly weapon caused by the sudden release of energy after the splitting, or fission, of the nuclei of heavy elements like uranium.” In 1945, the United States (US) dropped two atomic bombs, one in Hiroshima and the other in Nagasaki ending WWII. It was the first event in which the whole world witnessed the power of nuclear weapons and the only time nuclear weapons have been used in war. The present text explores the causes of the atomic bombings on Hiroshima and Nagasaki and their effects on Japan’s economy. The author attempts an understanding of these evidences through many reliable government records and historical sources. This paper seeks to answer the question: What were the causes of the atomic bombings on Hiroshima and Nagasaki and their effects on Japan’s economy?

INTRODUCTION

On August 6th, 1945, an B-29 aircraft dropped the very first nuclear bomb over the city of Hiroshima. 90 percent of the
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During the war, the Japanese industry was compelled to dedicate most of their effort to addressing military needs however, they were not able to meet the business necessities of Japan because they depended on exchange with Western nations for their goods causing rampant inflation with Japan’s currency. Furthermore, sea trade, whereupon the Empire depended incredibly, was damaged over the course of the war. Transport was also nearly impossible, and industrial growth in Japan came to a
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