the bomb’s code name was “Little Boy”. 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.
Everything close to ground zero gets completely vaporized and destroys and burns everything. It also exerts extreme amount of radiation. At high doses radiation kills cells, damages organs, or gives a rapid death. Do you really want to be the one responsible for this? For this vital reasons nuclear bombs should be banned in every place.
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. The present text explores the causes of the atomic bombings on Hiroshima and Nagasaki and their effects on Japan’s economy. The author attempts an understanding of these evidences through many reliable government records and historical sources.
The world’s first atomic bombs to ever be used, left two cities in despair, and changed the lives of its inhabitants forever. The United States of America dropped an atomic bomb named “Little Boy” on Hiroshima, Japan on August 6, 1945. Another bomb named “Fat Man” was dropped on the city of Nagasaki, three days later. As a result of the atomic bombs, a combined total of nearly 200 000 Japanese lives were taken. This devastating event has led to the debate between whether or not bombarding Japan with atomic bombs was truly justified.
The dropping of the atomic bombs on World War II on the city of Hiroshima and Nagasaki was a very important part of World War II. The atomic bomb ended the war between America and Japan. This was just one of the important events during the battle in World War II. The Battle at Pearl Harbor, where the Japanese attacked U.S. soil was also why the americans bombed Nagasaki and Hiroshima. Some believe that the United States was correct in dropping these bombs on Japan because of the attack on Pearl Harbor while others believe that it was very wrong to dropped the bomb.
Many were left homeless. The debate over whether it was a successful event still remains contestable today. This horrid attack changed Japan as the US accelerated Japan to surrender after the seconding bombing and left Japan filled with a massive cloud of radiation. As a result of the radiation in Japan people would still die and suffer many decades after the attack. This event is solemnly remembered as a legacy for all the lives lost and still to this day the bombing still has a great toll on the world.
To illustrate the destructive effect of the atomic bomb, On August 6, 1945, during World War II (1939-45), an American B-29 bomber dropped the world’s first deployed atomic bomb over the Japanese city of Hiroshima. The explosion wiped out 90 percent of the city and immediately killed 80,000 people; tens of thousands more would later die of radiation exposure. Three days later, a second B-29 dropped another A-bomb on Nagasaki, killing an estimated 40,000 people. Japan’s Emperor Hirohito announced his country’s unconditional surrender in World War II in a radio address on August 15, citing the devastating power of “a new and most cruel bomb.” Hiroshima’s devastation failed to elicit immediate Japanese surrender, however, and on August 9 Major Charles Sweeney flew another B-29 bomber, Bockscar, from Tinian.
The bombing of Hiroshima was a direct outcome of the bombing of Pearl Harbor, the bombing of Pearl Harbor killed 23,000 Americans. The bombing of Hiroshima killed 150,000 japanese citizens and ruined 90,000 structures, and left a stain in Hiroshima’s history. There were not many survivors In the bombing of Hiroshima, but there were two who came out and talked about what happened in their eyes. They also talked about how it truly affected their lives. The bombing on Hiroshima eventually lead to Japan deciding to surrender to the United States in WW11.
Weapons of mass destruction and disarmament form one of the toughest challenges for the world today. One of the most dangerous weapons on the earth are nuclear weapons. A whole city can be destroyed, millions can be killed and there can be long term effects. The world still hasn’t forgot the bombing of Hiroshima and Nagasaki in World War 2, 1945. Even though nuclear weapons have been used only twice until now, the fear of large scale mass destruction still looms as 2000 nuclear tests have been conducted till now.
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 atomic bomb is the most destructive weapon of mass destruction mankind currently posses. The Manhattan Project was the research of these bombs by the Americans before and during World War II. The Manhattan Project produced to the bombs that were to hit Hiroshima and Nagasaki. One of the deadliest events ever is when the United States used atomic bombs on Hiroshima and Nagasaki. Before World War II even started the Americans started their nuclear weapons project.
This was the first nuclear bomb ever deployed. This horrific explosion killed 90% of Hiroshima’s population, combining the 80,000 of whom the bomb killed immediately, and those who later died of radiation exposure. Three days later, another bomb was dropped Nagasaki, which killed another 40,000. These brutal attacks on the Japanese ended with the Japanese surrender in WWII. America became the first to use an atomic weapon during
The Dropping of the Atomic Bomb. On the 6th August 1945 at approximately 8:15am, a US bomber plane dropped the first atomic bomb on the city of Hirsoshima in Japan which instantly killed 80 000 people. The bomb was named ‘Little Boy’ and was a uranium gun-type atomic bomb which weighed 5 tons. Three days later another bomb was dropped, on the city of Nagosaki, which was a plutonium implosion-type bomb named ‘Fat Man’ and it killed 40 000 people instantly.
An invasion on Japan was being planned next year, leaving a opening of time for which American and Japanese lives to be killed by one another during the war. However, the invasion didn’t happen because on September 2, 1945, Japan officially signed to unconditional surrender. The dropping of the atom bomb forced japan to surrender just like the U.S wanted.
Estimates state that flash burns (burns from the flash of the explosion) caused 15-20% of all atomic bomb deaths. Most luridly, one Japanese patient was flash burned from about 6.500 feet away from the explosion. Armed with this information, dropping the atomic bomb seems like a horrible decision. However, President Truman, his staffers, and the scientific community had no idea that deaths would ensue from flash and radiation burns.