The bomb caused such terrible things to happen, it couldn’t have been a good thing. For example, 80,000 people were killed directly after the atomic bomb was dropped, and 35,000 were injured. By the end of the year, another 60,000 were dead due to effects of the atomic bomb (Harry S Truman’s Decision to Use the Atomic Bomb). In total, about 140,000 people were dead one year after the bomb was dropped from the effects of the atomic warfare. The bomb may have ended the war, but the results were horrific.
For instance, Riddle reports, “…no one really knew how it would affect the people or the environment.” The US didn’t know what the atomic bomb could do, just that it would cause mass destruction. They could have been condemning the people of Hiroshima and Nagasaki to a hideous fate, but they dropped the bomb anyways. For a country that says they’re saving people, many of those people stilled ended up dying because of the US. In addition, “…almost 3,800 people (of 10,412) who had died from the blast or related to the blast, were found to have developed lung cancers” (Riddle). 3,800 people developed lung cancer because of the bomb.
The atomic bomb led us into a new age of war. What he and his colleagues created could destroy mankind and end life on our planet. Everyone feared dying because of the atomic bomb. That is why Americans practiced duck and cover drills and made shelters for fear of the Soviet Union launching an atomic bomb on us. No one was safe after this invention came to life.
What were the causes of the atomic bombings on Hiroshima and Nagasaki and their effects on Japan’s economy? By: Ronan Uy ABSTRACT Warfare has been through many periods of technology, in spite of this a single aspect remains constant: death. Though there were numerous deadly weapons utilized in war, the deadliest of them all is the atomic bomb. The atomic bomb, is as defined by britannica.com “a deadly weapon caused by the sudden release of energy after the splitting, or fission, of the nuclei of heavy elements like uranium.” In 1945, the United States (US) dropped two atomic bombs, one in Hiroshima and the other in Nagasaki ending WWII. It was the first event in which the whole world witnessed the power of nuclear weapons and the only time nuclear weapons have been used in war.
At the end of the war, devastating bombs were dropped on the two unsuspecting cities of Hiroshima and Nagasaki. As a result of these bombings, many lives were lost, but ultimately many lives ended up being saved. “To drop the atomic bombs on the Japanese cities as the only way to avoid a full-scale
With this bomb we have added a new and revolutionary increase in destruction to supplement the growing power of our armed forces. In their present form these bombs are now in production and even more powerful forms are in development.” (Truman 1) By educating the audience, the audience can understand and have more knowledge about why the dropping of the atomic bomb was necessary for society and other countries. By stating repetition and tone, Truman can back up his claim that the atomic bomb saved more lives and shortened the
This attack immediately killed 80,000 people in Hiroshima and 40,000 in Nagasaki. This was the start to Japan's surrender. Japan’s Emperor Hirohito announced his country’s surrender in World War II on August 15, citing the power of “a new and most cruel bomb.” Today American's treat the Japanese differently then they once did before the war. They still can't get over the bombing on Pearl Harbor. After the war Japanese Americans saw a huge change in their everyday lives.
Two Atomic Bombs in Japan In the end of World War II, Japanese insisted to against with America and China. However, the Allies wanted to finish the war earlier so that they can have peace. Actually, Japan did not want to lose the battle and encourage people to fight with the Allies. Finally, the Allies made a decision in order to accelerate to finish the horrible war. Then, they planned to drop atomic bombs in Japan.
When the first nuclear bomb was dropped to begin the Atomic Era, people became fearful of their futures. In On the Beach, a radioactive dust cloud was created by the previous war. Even people who weren’t involved with the war would end up dead and this frightened them. “‘Why should we have to die because other countries nine or ten thousand miles away from us wanted to have a war?’” (Shute 40). Shute uses the Atomic Era to lead his criticism because people were
War Never Changes In the year 1945, the US ended world war II by dropping atomic bombs on Hiroshima and Nagasaki. The world awaited Armageddon, instead something miraculous happened. We began to use atomic energy not as a weapon, but as a nearly limitless source of power. People enjoyed luxuries once though the realm of science fiction. Years of consumption lead to shortage of nearly every major resource.