“The American B-29 bomber, the Enola Gay, dropped the world’s first deployed atomic bomb on Hiroshima, Japan, on August 6, 1945” (Bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki). The bomb killed eighty thousand people instantly. Radiation exposure killed tens of thousands more. The bomb destroyed ninety percent of one of Japan’s biggest cities in an instant. Therefore, the event that occurred at Hiroshima was a huge shock to the
One of the most controversial events from World War II (WWII) was the bombing of Hiroshima and Nagasaki. On August 6, 1945, America dropped the world’s first atomic bomb, code name “Little Boy, over the Japanese city of Hiroshima. The explosion resulted in over 90,000 deaths. August 9th, 1945, a second bomb was dropped, code name “Fat Man”, on Nagasaki, instantly killing an estimated 70,000 people. On August 15, Japan surrendered unconditionally.
The Enola Gay at 8:16 AM. The people in Hiroshima were working, studying, and playing; then, their lives changed forever or ceased to exist. Over 80,000 people were instantly killed and more than 36,000 were injured when the atomic bomb exploded in Hiroshima. A year after the bomb was dropped, more 60,000 people died from the invisible killer, radiation poisoning. U.S. President Harry S. Truman, discouraged by the Japanese response to the Potsdam Conference’s demand for unconditional surrender, made the decision to use the atom bomb to end the war in order to prevent what he predicted would be a much greater loss of life were the United States to invade the Japanese mainland.
The bomb was designed to attack japan both psychologically and destructively. the whole point was to stop the war. the reason why we dropped a larger amount was to create a larger psychological impact, forcing Japan to surrender. 5. Were you not aware of the possible damage and collateral damage of the bomb?
Britain lost their power, France lost lives and land, Germany lost everything and Japan lost thousands of civilians in their suicidal attacks. Now, maybe if governments use the past as a guide to the future we won't have to fight such a bloody battle ever again. Especially with nuclear weapons so easily
1. Immediate Aftermath On August 6, 1945, at 8:15 a.m., an atomic bomb by the name of “Little Boy” detonated 1,900 feet above the city of Hiroshima. The bomb exploded directly above the Shima Surgical Clinic with the force of about 16 kilotons of TNT, causing the burst temperature to exceed 1 million degrees Celsius and creating a massive fireball measuring 840 feet in diameter. The explosion killed an estimated 70,000 to 80,000 and injured a similar number. 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.
How would you feel if one day you were told to leave your whole life behind to live in captivity just because people halfway across the world did something wrong? This horror story was all too true for the thousands of Japanese Americans alive during World War II. Almost overnight, thousands of proud Japanese Americans living on the west coast were forced to leave their homes and give up the life they knew. The United States government was not justified in the creation of Japanese internment camps because it stripped law-abiding American citizens of their rights out of unjustified fear. Furthermore, the United States should do more to compensate the families of those impacted by internment because the recompense provided initially was minimal and should be considered an affront to the memory of the victims.
Ever since the beginning of human civilization, man has struggled to gain power. He has taken steps that have led to devastation and misery. Yet, man continues to repeat his mistakes and does not learn from his experiences or the experiences of others for that matter. In the year 1945, atomic bombs were dropped on Hiroshima and Nagasaki by United States of America, an order approved by the then president Harry S. Truman, which burnt to the death of millions of people. Shortly, people all around the world started questioning the new rules of carrying out 4th generation warfare.
Three days later, on August 9th, 1945, America dropped another bomb on Nagasaki with the code name “Fat Man”. As many as 200,000 deaths were caused by “Little Boy” alone and many people would die of radiation for years to come. The dropping of the Atom bomb on Hiroshima is an extremely debatable issue with no right or wrong answer. In this essay I will describe both sides to the argument then conclude using my final opinion on whether I am for or against the dropping of the bomb on Hiroshima. There are many reasons why it could be argued that the dropping of the atomic bomb was justified.
There was said to have been close to 300,000 people killed during the bomb droppings as a whole. People died directly and indirectly from both bomb effects by, too severe burns, radiation sickness, and cancer. There was no consideration for the thousands of Japanese people who happened to be in the wrong city at the wrong time. “We have used it in order to shorten the agony of war, in order to save the lives of thousands of young Americans.” (Truman) Truman refused to accept a peace offering due to lack of an unconditional surrender and even when Japan surrendered before the bombs were actually dropped, it was rejected as well. When the bombs succeeded, Harry S. Truman was very pleased and began to change his demeanor.