For the 2,000 soldiers lost in the bombing of Pearl Harbor, there was over 199,000 total Japanese casualties, the bulk of them being civilians. The war between Japan and American was coming to its close with the assistance of China, the Soviet Union, and other Allied countries. It could have been approached in a better way to avoid the lost of innocent lives. America did not even know the effect of atomic bomb other than it would have a big explosion. To conclude, the decision to drop the atomic bomb on Hiroshima and Nagasaki was completely unethical and could have been avoided.
The fires obliterated 490 city blocks, a total of 25,000 buildings leaving over 250,000 homeless (eyewitnesshistory) and, websites are conflicted but estimate the loss of 450 to 3,000 lives. As the flames burned, many people started seeing buildings big and small, plummet to the ground and become swallowed by the fire. In the minds of the public the earthquake will be remembered by the fires that followed
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.
He wanted to make sure the war would and to ensure the power of the U.S. Hiroshima, was an important center for wartime goods. The first atomic bomb on Hiroshima, called as the “Little Boy’’, destroyed 70 percent of the city’s buildings and killed thousands of people. In the days after the first bomb, thousands more people died of burns. Three days later, another bomb was throw down on Nagasaki, Japan. It worked, Japan surrendered.
Many Vietnamese people were affected as well. According to Vietnamese officials nearly 400,000 people were killed or maimed by the dioxins. They also claim that half a million children have been born with birth defects and two million people got cancer or other illnesses because of the dioxin. Not to mention the thousands of square miles of damaged terrain. Fred Wilcox says that America will not compensate Vietnam for the damages because they would be admitting to committing war crimes during the Vietnam War which would open the doors to many lawsuits and a loss of billions of dollars (Legacy of Agent Orange in
Their were Bamboo doctors, but they had very little supply or skill. Many of the prisoners suffered from malaria and dysentery. The prisoners had a black market of tobacco and cigarettes. The target date was February 1943, but the Japanese needed it sooner, so they moved it up to August. The prisoners no longer had rest days, and the Japanese had to recruit two hundred and fifty thousand civilians to work on the railroad.
The first bombing was on Hiroshima, it was August 6, 1945. The first bomb wiped out about 90% of Hiroshima, after the nuclear explosion 40,000 more people began to die from the radiation from the bomb. The second bombing which was on Nagasaki happened August 9th only
They had to be evacuated and treated for symptoms of acute radiation sickness including nausea, vomiting, skin burns, and hair loss.4 “After the “Bravo” test the Atomic Energy Commission (AEC) began Project 4.1, “the study of the response of human beings exposed to significant beta and gamma radiation due to fallout from high-yield weapons.”2 Citizens of the Marshall Islands were divided into “exposed” and “control” groups to observe the short- and longterm effects of exposure to radiation from fallout and the contaminated environment where they lived. This 1954 study was stamped “secret restrictive data” due to the anticipated negative public reaction to its findings and was only declassified in 1994.”4 The United States did not want to disclose information about the nuclear tests they performed or the damage it had caused because they did not want to deal with the negative backlash they would receive. “As noted in reference to the “Bravo” blast, the inhabitants of Rongelap were seriously exposed to radiation over an extended period of time. On average, they received a radiation dose of about 190 rems (radiation units). This dose was, according to current medical opinion, sufficient to cause an extra 1 in 7 risk of dying of cancer.
Have you ever wondered how deadly Atomic bombing can be? And how long it takes for people to recover? On August 6, 1945 Hiroshima and it’s people were struck by a atomic bomb. A lot of people lost happiness, homes, and family on this day. Japan and its people have been put in misery.
The bombing of Hiroshima and Nagasaki is one of the most controversial events that came out of world war two. This event of speculation should not be, simply because as a modern day society we can not fairly evaluate the situation as if we were there. Though killing many innocent lives the bomb ultimately stopped the war that would have ended even more lives. The bombs of Hiroshima and Nagasaki should have been dropped because the bombing of these cities caused the political and militaristic changes and because of these changes, the United States benefited greatly. At the end of the war, devastating bombs were dropped on the two unsuspecting cities of Hiroshima and Nagasaki.
Executive Order 9066 was one of the reasons that Internment camps were out in place. The other reason was the surprise air raid of Pearl Harbor. Franklin D. Roosevelt was the person who put it into action because of bad leadership and public opinion. The Pearl Harbor attack created even more racism towards Japanese Americans. During a time period of 35 years(1889-1924) there were over 200,000 Japanese immigrants that came into the U.S. With a threat of loss jobs on mostly white controlled farms.
I believe that WWII was indeed the last total war of the modern era. "Total war is a military conflict in which contenders are willing to make any sacrifice in lives and other resources to obtain a complete victory." This was made obvious by numerous factors including Operation Meetinghouse or as many know it the firebombing of Tokyo. The United States unleashed a fury of which has never been seen before. Over 1,000,000 were made homeless and 100,000 civilians were killed in this raid.
The loss was a big hit to the nation, as explained in United States History: Modern America when it stated, "September 11 was the first attack against Americans on American soil in fifty years, since the Japanese bombed Pearl Harbor in World War II. In total, more than 3000 Americans died in the attacks, more than died at Pearl Harbor"(Lapansky-Werner, Levy, Roberts and Taylor 675). This shows the toll of loss the attacks had on the country. Also, people who lost loved ones in the attacks struggled greatly, like explained in “Empty Sky” when it says, "I want a kiss from you lips / I want an eye for an eye / I woke up this morning to an empty sky" (Springsteen 5-7). The lines explain the sorrow and anger felt by people who lost loved one on September 11th.