The Bombing of Hiroshima and Nagasaki In an attempt to end World War II early, Harry Truman decided to drop the atomic bomb on Hiroshima and Nagasaki in order to save thousands of American lives at any cost. It has been categorized as the current deadliest bomb at that time, bringing terror to everyone and killing about 220,000 people, most of them innocent in both cities combined. During the war, the U.S. had lost a few battles against Japan, also losing thousands of American lives. And if the U.S. wouldn’t have dropped that bomb who knows maybe thousands of more American lives could have been lost and god knows when World War II would end. It was necessary for the U.S. to drop the atom bomb in Hiroshima and Nagasaki.
On August 6, 1945 the United States dropped an Atomic bomb called the Little Boy on Hiroshima in Japan. A few days later the united states dropped another atomic bomb called the Fat man on the city of Nagasaki. The dropping of an atomic bomb in Hiroshima and Nagasaki ended the wars quickly, as Japan saw the devastating effects it had on their people and country. The decision to drop the bomb was a very hard one to agree on but changed lives for others. There are many pros and cons of the atomic bombs.
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.
By the time of the Industrial Revolution, people used water energy, heat energy and nuclear power. Using nuclear power has spread to most countries in the world because scientists are looking at it as a real renewable source for energy. Nuclear power is the power that is produced by controlling the reaction of separating the element such as Uranium. However, when it was used to make weapons such as nuclear bombs some of its negative effects appeared after the Second World War. Also when the Chernobyl Reactor accident happened, the reactor was destroyed and a cloud of radiation spread to a huge area in Europe.
Also, the lingering effects of nuclear war causes considerable amounts of lasting damage to the environment and society. Nuclear war causes devastation in many different forms, especially in the environment and society as is currently known. The first effects of nuclear war are seen in the destroyed environment. “Fires from even a limited nuclear war would throw enough soot into the atmosphere to block sunlight and lower global temperatures (MacDonald).” The initial impacts of atomic bombs would stirs up massive amounts of dirt, soot, and debris from the earth and launches it into the ozone, as well as the radiation that the bombs release. This increase of debris in the ozone would block sunlight, which would the cause drastic temperature changes to occur all over the world.
The Hour (Of Doom) What actually is the Hour? The Hour (of Doom) is a sort of explosion of a hydrogen bomb emanating from an outcry less than a twinkle of an eye. It will lead to a great destruction, when the sky is cleft asunder, the stars are scattered and fall down and the mountains are blown away. Everything including the earth is crushed to fine dust as they were at the beginning. The earth will be shaken seriously and crushed in moment subsequent to the severe explosion.
On August 6th, 1945, the world was abruptly pushed into the atomic age. An American aircraft named Enola Gay hovered over Japan carrying “Little Boy”, a bomb weighing 9,700 pounds crafted from highly enriched uranium-235. Poised above Aioi Bridge in Hiroshima city, at precisely 8:15 a.m. local time, Little Boy dropped. The explosion destroyed 4 square miles of the city, about 90,000 people were killed instantly and 40,000 were injured. Just three days later, Major General Charles Sweeney dropped a second nuclear bomb on Nagasaki, killing around 37,000 people and injuring another 43,000.
“How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb” or as it’s known as “Dr. Strangelove” is considered one of the greatest American movies from the 1900s. It was published in 1964 and was categorized a comedy film. It was mainly about the Cold War fears of a nuclear conflict between the United States and the Soviet Union. The story of the movie was about a crazy United States Air Force General, who wanted to start a nuclear attack on the Soviet Union.
INTRODUCTION Human invented disastrous things like atom bomb hydrogen bomb etc. to rule the world but actually it is not happened. In reality atom rule the world now. There are mainly three peace keeping approaches in the international politics to manage the war or big threat to the world like world war first and second, cold war and terrorist attacks by the means of arms and destructive weapons and nuclear weapons which can ruin the world, those approaches are :- 1. Arms control 2.
The use of the atomic bomb have been questioned for the past 73 years. Although the United States’ decision to drop the atomic bombs on Hiroshima and Nagasaki resulted in the social and economic destruction of Japan, ultimately the bombings were justified as this action led to a quick end to the war and displayed the military might of the United States to other threatening and powerful countries. The creation and use of atomic bombs on Hiroshima and Nagasaki during World War II was imminent as intense weapons were needed to end the war and coerce an immediate Japanese surrender. The progression towards the decision to drop the atomic bombs is extremely important here. The Allies had been battling a massive war with Japan since 1941.