base on Tinian Island carrying the massive bomb, Fat Man, which will later be dropped on Nagasaki, Japan. “The Kokura arsenal was the primary target, but it was covered by a heavy ground haze and the bombers couldn’t see the target” (Hiroshima and Nagasaki: 60-years later). The secondary target was the Mitsubishi Torpedo Plant in Nagasaki, Japan. Seventy-four thousand people were killed and seventy-five thousand suffered severe injuries. Nagasaki’s damage was less extensive because the bomb was dropped about two miles off-target.
The shockwave can topple concrete buildings and toss buses. It eventually gets weaker the further it travels. The blast also releases a lot of gamma rays. They cannot travel far, but the substances that absorb the blast become radioactive: dirt, rocks, asphalt, buildings, cars, or even the air. The fireball continues to rise and gives the nuclear blast its mushroom appearance.
The blast wave resulting from the explosion caused windows within 10 miles to shatter and was felt up to 37 miles away from ground zero. The thermal pulse from the explosion ignited numerous fires in the city, incinerating all the buildings within 4.4 miles of ground zero. 30 minutes after the bomb exploded, a “black rain” containing highly radioactive particles that were sucked up into the air at the time of the explosion and during the fire started falling in areas northwest of Hiroshima, contaminating surrounding areas with radioactive particles. On August 9, 1945, at 11:02 a.m., the atomic bomb “Fat Man” was detonated above the city of Nagasaki. An implosion-type device with a core of
Nuclear warfare had involved two of the biggest bombs in the war named “Little Boy” and “Fat Boy”. The Nuclear warfare happened because there was nuclear weapons. Both of the bombs were so powerful that they killed 120,000 people. Nuclear weapons were so powerful that it started another war that was called the Cold War. The Cold war was involved with the Soviet Union, United Kingdom, and France.
On August 15, Japan surrendered unconditionally. President Truman decision to drop these atomic bombs on these cities changed the course of history and modern warfare. After this pivotal moment begun an arms race to develop the most nuclear bombs between many nations. The decision to drop the atomic bombs over Japanese cities had to involve a lot of pros and cons. This paper will discuss the reason why the bombs were dropped, how historians look back on that decision, how the culture of the time affected that decision, and what, in my opinion, was the deciding factor.
According to Geoff Brumfiel, there was two main reasons for bombing the cities: to scare the Japanese into surrendering and to test the power of the bomb (“Why did the U.S choose Hiroshima”). The reason Hiroshima was chosen explained by historian, Alex Wellerstein, written by Brumfiel is "Hiroshima is compact," Wellerstein says. "’If you put a bomb like this in the middle of it, you end up destroying almost the entirety of the city.’” (“Why did the U.S choose Hiroshima”). Nagasaki on the other hand is a little more complicated considering it was not the original target. In an article by Alex Wellerstein, it is stated “ The initial
There are many theories in the world about the death of the dinosaurs. Archaeologists discover bones of dinosaurs from different time periods. Some believe that a large asteroid hit the earth, killing all living matter. Others believe that a huge volcano erupted on earth killing all matter on earth quickly. One other theory on the killing of the dinosaurs is the continental drift, this was a slow killing because of the cooling and drying climate.
They think that this weapon of mass destruction can instantly ruin the planet and kill all life on the planet. These people are right, because the quantity of our nuclear weapons available in the world are worryingly high. With that being said nuclear weapons help the planet stay at peace. I will focus on this issue in detail and take a look at the advantages and disadvantages of nuclear weapons. People throughout the world say nuclear weapons have caused fear within the world and
An example of a comparable case, is when the United States dropped a bomb on two cities in Japan, Hiroshima and Nagasaki, which took place in 1945, after Japan deliberately kept on fighting and did not stop. The exact situation we are in. In addition, to strike their nuclear factory or lab to stop furthermore development of weapons, which will decrease their number of nuclear weapons and deter their ability to strike back. For this reason, they will be in for a very rude awakening which will halt their plans on fighting back. Last but not least, is to take over land or natural resources and claiming it as ours.
One of those disadvantages are nuclear weapons. After World War II had come to an end Hans Bethe worked on the development of the hydrogen bomb which got its destructive power from nuclear fusion (“Hans Bethe”). Two Atomic bombs, which are based on a process derived from nuclear fusion called nuclear fission, were used against japan in retaliation for the bombings of Pearl Harbor. These attacks had a wide range of devastating effects on the Japanese cities Nagasaki and Hiroshima from the destruction of homes and communities to the deaths of several Japanese civilians. In contrast, nuclear fusion also has some advantages like providing an ecofriendly fuel source through the use fusion reactors.