Hiroshima Bombing Persuasive Speech

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Imagine you've just woke up and you go in the kitchen to eat breakfast with your family. Suddenly someone in your family spots something falling out of the sky, you all gather around the window to see what it is. Then out of nowhere a blinding flash lights your whole city and chaos is everywhere. All you hear is people screaming but you can't see anything because you were blinded by the flash. Many families may have went through this situation or worse. The U.S should not have dropped the atomic bombs on Japan. The radiation the bombs caused affected the citizens with cancers, 46% got leukemia, they suffered birth defects, tumors and more. The radiation also destroyed plants, soil, cause black rain, and affected the water system. The first…show more content…
Black rain made up of dust, dirt, soot, and highly radioactive particles started falling 30 minutes after Little Boy was dropped in Hiroshima. Japan’s once pure water was contaminated by the radioactive particles and the black rain. Two years after the bombing sesame seeds produced 33% more seeds however, 90% were sterile or unable to reproduce. The citizens of Hiroshima feared that nothing will ever grow again. By next spring they were surprised to find that their land was dotted with the Oleander. The Oleander is a beautiful flower with red petals, that soon became their national flower. Concluding…show more content…
Even though invading Japan would take longer and there would be more US casualties. An estimated of 1,100 people (US & Japanese) would die every hour until Japan surrendered. Hiroshima also had a large military base and the bombing may have gave the U.S a better chance of winning the war. However, in the process the U.S killed over 60,000 civilians in Nagasaki and 140,000 in Hiroshima. Over 200,000 civilians in Nagasaki and Hiroshima together. The atomic bombs destroyed 2/3 of Hiroshima’s buildings. Caused blindness, Spina Bifida, lower IQ scores, mental retardness,
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