On August 6 1945, the first nuclear bomb to be dropped on foreign land was discharged from Enola Gay on Hiroshima, Japan. This atomic bomb, named Little Boy was dropped as a staggering assault trying to influence Japan to surrender, and decimated Hiroshima as more than 70,000 individuals were killed in a split second. As Hirohito, emperor of Japan declined to acknowledge the United States' terms of surrender, the second nuclear bomb, named 'Fat Man' was dropped over Nagasaki on August 9, 1945. Numerous individuals despised the utilization of the nuclear bombs, as the mass murder of regular, innocent citizens was accepted to be a highly inhumane and barbaric resolution for a political war. The point of this investigation is to examine if America's choice to drop the atomic bombs on Japan, and more specifically Nagasaki, is justified or not.
In the first 24 hours of the Hiroshima bombing more than 90000 people died from the fires and the initial blast. Just because the bomb has already been dropped the death toll rises everyday because of injuries from the blast and radiation from the bomb. People who live 10 - 15 miles from the drop zone will most likely have health issues and some will die because the radiation doesn't immediately kill you but if you're exposed to it it starts to destroy your insides which makes you extremely and results in a long slow death. Deaths from radiation in Hiroshima are expected to kill another 50000 people over the next decade. One of the reason so many more will die is because there is no hospitals left in the city capable of caring for the now injured and sick In Nagasaki the effects were bad but not nearly as bad as Hiroshima.
Various more passed away within the following weeks and years from wounds and radiation exposure. The total number of deaths after one year was approximately 118,000 (Harris). The impact of the bomb was devastating in numbers. The atomic bomb was the first and biggest dropped on Japan. The force of the ‘Little Boy’ was extremely big and very powerful.
It was on August 6, 1945 at 8:16 a.m. Japanese time when tens of thousands of lives would perish. The Enola Gay which was an American B-29 bomber dropped the world’s first deployed atomic bomb over the Japanese city of Hiroshima. Consequently, the explosion caused would devour about 80,000 people, but many more would later face death because of the radiation. But aside from death another 35,000 persons were injured, and at least another 60,000 persons would be dead by the end of the year as an immediate effect from this cataclysmic event. Furthermore, the bombing of Hiroshima devastated the city; it wiped out almost 90 percent of the populous.
The relationship between the United States and Japan was very hostile in the 1940’s. Japan, Germany, and Italy were trying to conquer the world. December 7, 1941 was a day that will never be forgotten as Japan sent many planes to attack the US naval base at Pearl Harbor in Hawaii. The planes killed more than 2,300 Americans and completely destroyed the pact between them. The Japanese flew suicide missions to cause as much damage as possible.
Even more anger formed from the fact that japanese prison camps were notoriously cruel to the prisoners incarcerated therein. Some results from America 's involvement in the war were the bombing of Hiroshima and Nagasaki, and the loss of 407,300 American soldiers. With that many americans dying America wanted the war to come to an immediate end, the solution was the atomic bomb. America created a total of three of the bombs one for a test firing the other two were used on two different cities in Japan, Hiroshima and Nagasaki, killing 225,000
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