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.
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.
This paper seeks to answer the question: What were the causes of the atomic bombings on Hiroshima and Nagasaki and their effects on Japan’s economy? INTRODUCTION On August 6th, 1945, an B-29 aircraft dropped the very first nuclear bomb over the city of Hiroshima. 90 percent of the
Emotions Derived from World War II Depicted in JAWS Jaws expresses America’s complex feelings concerning war and cultural stereotypes. The film displays the fear and guilt that accumulated from the atomic bombing of Hiroshima. On August 6th, 1945, the US Army Air Forces detonated the first deployed atomic bomb on the city of Hiroshima.
There were 2 atomic bomb that was dropped in the World War II. The 2 atomic bombs is called The Fat Man and The Little Boy. Little boy was dropped on the city of Hiroshima on August 6, 1945. An American B-29 (a type of plane) called the "Enola Gay" was piloted by Paul W. Tibbets, dropped a uranium atomic bomb that is called The Little Boy, the bomber dropped the world’s first atomic bomb with its name Little Boy on Hiroshima, Hiroshima was Japan's seventh largest city. In minutes, half of the city was destroyed.
Initally, al-Qaeda considered targeting nuclear power plants on 9/11, but decided to go against it because they feared it would get too out of control. Four passenger airlines, all of which departed from airports in the northeastern United States bound for California, were hijacked by 19 al-Qaeda members. One plane hit the Pentagon just outside of Washington D.C., the second plane crashed in a field in Pennslyvania, and the last two planes crashed into the Twin Towers. Within one hour and 42 minutes both 110 story towers were completely on the ground, with debris filling the air and fires starting to spread.
Violence might be the Answer It has been precisely seventy-five years since the incident at Pearl Harbor. Japan dropped bombs on the naval base when Marine corporal E.C. Nightingale was aboard a ship. He recounts, “The explosion rips the ship’s sides open like a tin can starting a fire that engulfs the entire ship. Within minutes she sinks to the bottom taking 1,300 lives with her” (EyeWitness to History). The attack only lasted an hour, but the families of 2,340 military personnel and 48 civilians (NPS) were changed forever.
“Yesterday, December 7,1941 --- a date which will live in infamy- the United States of America was suddenly and deliberately attacked by naval and air forces of the Empire of Japan.” - Franklin Roosevelt. December 7th 1941. When Japanese bombers made a bombing run in Pearl Harbor, Hawaii sinking two ships. The USS Arizona taking down 1,117 with it, The USS Oklahoma went down as well taking 429 crew members with it.
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.
Imagine being put in a predicament whereby you have to make a crucial decision, either by dropping bombs to save countless lives or to let the enemy proceed on brutally killing thousands more…What would you do? Quite frankly I feel that the answer is a “no brainer!” Harry Truman’s decision, the president of the US, on dropping atomic bombs upon Japan in Hiroshima and Nagasaki was justified. Japan was the one who first attacked the American Pearl harbour, and up until this time America was completely neutral during the war.
Up to 40,000 feet buildings collapsed, and homes were destroyed up to ½ of a mile of both towns. The total number of houses that were there before the atomic explosion was 50,000, and the total houses and buildings that were destroyed were 19,587, but 30,413 were undamaged. The souls of people who died because of the bomb in Nagasaki 135,000 and the total number of people who died in Hiroshima was 64,000. People died into dust with the nuclear chemicals that were impossible to survive if you were too close to the bomb. People who survived still have nuclear acid in their bodies that can give them numerous amounts of cancer when they grow up if they survived still in their young age.
The President justified his actions by claiming that he “used it in order to shorten the agony of war, in order to save the lives of thousands and thousands of young Americans.” (Long). However; Japan was inching closer and closer to surrender. Furthermore, no one was knowledgeable of the aftereffects such a “weapon”
When the United States of America bombed Japan, many innocent lives were taken as collateral damage to the war. “The first bomb dropped on Japan took more than 70,000 lives” (Hiroshima). The second atom bomb deployed on Japan named the Big Boy didn’t claim as many lives but still took 40,000 almost instantly. Many of the survivors were left homeless, jobless, and most felt stranded as a result of everything they loved and cared for just incinerated before their eyes. Even with all the lives lost during the first bombing most of the government officials of Japan wanted to continue the fighting with the Allies, but soon after America dropped the second bomb then about 25% of the Japanese officials wanted to continue the fighting.
September 1, 1939, the start of World War II, regarded by many as the worst point in history. More than 85,000,000 people died in the years of 1939 to 1945. Adolf Hitler said something that sums up what the Germans were trying to accomplish during WWII, “Today Germany tomorrow the world.” Hiroshima and the Tuskegee Airmen are two things that greatly affected people and the war in general. Without Hiroshima and the Tuskegee Airmen the war may have ended differently.
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.