By 1945, those involved in the Second World War were exhausted. There had been millions of casualties, millions were still suffering and countries were in turmoil. After six years of war, those involved were ready for it to be over. By the end of 1944 the Axis had collapsed. Once Germany unconditionally surrendered on May 8, 1945, the Allies were hoping Japan would surrender too.
On the tragic day of August 6, 1945, US Air Force deployed the first atomic bomb over the Japanese city of Hiroshima. A few days later, the second atomic bomb devastated the city of Nagasaki. These bombs were thought to end the war between Japan and America before other countries could get involved. To this day, Hiroshima and Nagasaki are still a source of pain and shame for those afflicted and for those who survived. In the poem, “Hiroshima Exit” by Canadian Writer Joy Kogawa presents a flash back of these events that occurred during World War II.
“We learned to our astonishment that we would not be obliged in a few months to rush up the beaches near Tokyo assault-firing while being machine-gunned, mortared, and shelled, and for all the practiced phlegm of our tough facades, we broke down and cried with relief and joy. We were going to live” (Kagan). These are the words of Paul Fussell, a literary historian who was serving as a soldier during World War II. He was one of hundreds of thousands of young men expecting to take part in the American invasion of Kyushu, Japan. Their lives were spared by President Harry Truman’s decision to deploy the most powerful weapon the world had every seen, and has ever seen since then.
The Nuclear Bombing In Japan Imagine your county getting bombed by the world’s most powerful bomb of all time. The worse that could ever occur is when everyone dies. On August 6,1945 America dropped the first nuclear bomb in Hiroshima,Japan. Due to all of the risks of dropping the bomb, US was not justified.
America has been a beacon of hope and prosperity for her citizens as well as scores of immigrants. However, the same America has historically demonstrated indifference for humanity by employing slavery, implementing social policy that contributes to depriving the most vulnerable citizens of their unalienable rights, establishing economic strategies that benefit the few, but cripple the majority of Americans and other global citizens. American exceptionalism heavily influences American foreign policy in the ways we support and execute diplomacy, legislations and the way in which we assert ourselves into the lives of others, foreign and domestically. In my opinion we are a country that has little to no regard for human life, morality and dignity.
Winston Churchill was not the typical politician. He stood up for what he believed in, and through the power of speech, gave hope and strength to an island the size of one U.S. state. This hope and strength helped Britain become a force to be reckoned with. (eyewitnesstohistory.com) Adolf Hitler is one of the most ruthless men who has ever walked on our planet, and he came to power when yet another ruthless leader emerged, Joseph Stalin.
The atomic bombs were that were dropped on Hiroshima and Nagasaki in Japan took place on August 6, 1945 and August 9, 1945. There is a great deal of controversy regarding whether or not the Untied States should have dropped the bombs on the Japanese cities. Using the atomic bombs have both pros and cons that many people feel strongly about. Some believe that Japan was not close to surrendering and more causalities would have occurred during a land invasion if the bombs were not dropped. In contrast, there were also several other ways of of attempting to end war with Japan that could have been done besides using the bombs.
Ever since the beginning of human civilization, man has struggled to gain power. He has taken steps that have led to devastation and misery. Yet, man continues to repeat his mistakes and does not learn from his experiences or the experiences of others for that matter. In the year 1945, atomic bombs were dropped on Hiroshima and Nagasaki by United States of America, an order approved by the then president Harry S. Truman, which burnt to the death of millions of people. Shortly, people all around the world started questioning the new rules of carrying out 4th generation warfare.
Before World War Two, Japan was considered as a world power, an undefeatable country. However, everything changed after America bombed two cities in Japan, Hiroshima and Nagasaki. There were many effects that the bombing had on the country, such as many innocent civilians were dead because of it, many civilians lost hope in their country, To start off, one of the factors that were greatly affected by the bombing of Hiroshima and Nagasaki was the civilians, and the numerous casualties it caused. During the first bombed city, Hiroshima, it's estimated from seventy thousand to eighty thousand people were killed immediately, which consist of thirty percent of the town population. While, sixty-nine thousand were terribly injured.
The Atomic Bomb in Hiroshima Table of Contents Introduction 3 Reasons behind chosen Hiroshima and Nagasaki 4 The need for the Allied Forces to bomb Hiroshima 5 Side effect of bomb 6 After the bombing 8 Conclusion 10 Reference 11 Introduction On August 6, 1945, during World War II, the united state dropped the world’s first atomic bomb (they called little boy) over the Japanese city of Hiroshima. The explosion wiped out 90 percent of the city and immediately killed a lot of people; estimated tens of thousands more died later of radiation exposure. After three days, again united state dropped another bomb on Nagasaki, killing an estimated 40,000 people.