Pros And Cons Of The Atomic Bomb

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The dropping of the atomic bomb on Hiroshima occurred on August 6th, 1945 at 8:15 AM. The bomb was a uranium gun-type bomb nicknamed ‘Little Boy’. The amount of energy that the ‘Little Boy’ generated when it exploded was equivalent to a 15 kiloton TNT explosion. However, when the bomb was dropped on Hiroshima, 60,000-80,000 people were killed instantly. Over the next four months, tens of thousands more people died due to various illnesses which were mainly caused by radiation exposure. In my opinion, I do not think that the atomic bomb should have been dropped, nor should it have not been dropped. The reason why the bomb should have been dropped on Hiroshima was because Japan was going too far with their attacks during the Second World War,…show more content…
Hundreds of Japanese fighter planes attacked the American naval base at Pearl Harbor. The attack was unexpected, and everyone in Pearl Harbor was continuing with their daily lives. A total of 2403 Americans were killed and 1178 injured during the attack, and the Americans had not done anything to provoke Japan. Many of the Americans’ battleships, submarines and aircrafts were lost or at least damaged.
Another reason why the atomic bomb was justified was because Japan was going too far with their attacks towards many countries and they were undefeatable. The only way for World War II to end was to get Japan to surrender. And the way that America decided to do so was to drop the atomic bomb on Hiroshima, hoping for surrender from Japan.
America would have obviously used the bomb, because they had around 5 billion dollars developing the bomb, so it would just go to waste if they did not use
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The Japanese had done many ruthless things towards other countries, and they did not have a bomb there, so they could not do anything to defend themselves.

Although there are many reasons to drop the bomb on Hiroshima, there were just as many reasons as why the bomb should not have been dropped. The bomb killed 60,000-80,000 people, and most of those civilians had nothing to do with the war. As the years went on, many more people died, which was caused by illnesses from radiation exposure. Even if people survived the bombing, their children would also be affected. Food and Resources for the people of Hiroshima would also be contaminated with radiation. The effect on Hiroshima after the bombing was that the whole city was utterly destroyed.
The use of the atomic bomb was simply an inhumane thing to do and it was considered war crime. Hundreds of thousands of civilians including women and children were immediately vaporized, turned into charred blobs of carbon, horrifically burned, and buried in rubble, speared by flying debris or saturated with radiation and many people’s skin was burned and melted off their bodies. Even though very few people survived, they died years later because of cancer or sicknesses caused by radiation that was
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