The atomic bombs were launched in order to show superiority. They detonated on less than 5 seconds causing a collateral disaster in the cities that received the impacts. On the impact corresponding to Hiroshima 80000-people died, leaving after the bang a desolated city. It was not taken into account the innocent people who lived there, they just were killed for power. For example, a kid, who could have offered a lot of things to humanity was, murdered without mercy.
Although Harry S. Truman said that the bombs saved the Japanese from thousands of casualties, it caused even more, and especially worse suffering. In Hiroshima, the death toll was between 80,000 to 120,000 people. The Nagasaki bomb killed 35,000 to 74,000. Even after the bombing there were more people dying from radiation, scarcity of food, and overall horrible living conditions. John Hall on Daily Mail showed pictures of the aftermath of the bombings, and corpses lying in rubble, other people barely surviving.
For the 2,000 soldiers lost in the bombing of Pearl Harbor, there was over 199,000 total Japanese casualties, the bulk of them being civilians. The war between Japan and American was coming to its close with the assistance of China, the Soviet Union, and other Allied countries. It could have been approached in a better way to avoid the lost of innocent lives. America did not even know the effect of atomic bomb other than it would have a big explosion. To conclude, the decision to drop the atomic bomb on Hiroshima and Nagasaki was completely unethical and could have been avoided.
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.
48,000 buildings were raised and unrepairable (Tibbots, Paul, Curtis LeMay) It is demonstrated that the bombs caused incredible damage. These statistics do not portray the amount of heirlooms toys and culture that was destroyed as well. This left thousands of people homeless and helpless. It seems the decision was heartless and intentionally cruel therefore making it
The first bombing was on Hiroshima, it was August 6, 1945. The first bomb wiped out about 90% of Hiroshima, after the nuclear explosion 40,000 more people began to die from the radiation from the bomb. The second bombing which was on Nagasaki happened August 9th only
Before World War Two, Japan was considered as a world power, an undefeatable country. However, everything changed after America bombed two cities in Japan, Hiroshima and Nagasaki. There were many effects that the bombing had on the country, such as many innocent civilians were dead because of it, many civilians lost hope in their country, To start off, one of the factors that were greatly affected by the bombing of Hiroshima and Nagasaki was the civilians, and the numerous casualties it caused. During the first bombed city, Hiroshima, it's estimated from seventy thousand to eighty thousand people were killed immediately, which consist of thirty percent of the town population. While, sixty-nine thousand were terribly injured.
The bombing of Hiroshima and Nagasaki is one of the most controversial events that came out of world war two. This event of speculation should not be, simply because as a modern day society we can not fairly evaluate the situation as if we were there. Though killing many innocent lives the bomb ultimately stopped the war that would have ended even more lives. The bombs of Hiroshima and Nagasaki should have been dropped because the bombing of these cities caused the political and militaristic changes and because of these changes, the United States benefited greatly. At the end of the war, devastating bombs were dropped on the two unsuspecting cities of Hiroshima and Nagasaki.
The quake cost 3,000 people their lives and not only rattled the residences of San Francisco, but people from Oregon to L.A and as far inland as Nevada(history.com). The quake ran down the San Andreas fault for 296 miles.The total damage estimation is $500,000,000 and very little of that is from the earthquake directly(history.com). Much of the destruction originated from fire. Many small fires across San Francisco grew into very large fires that demolished the city. The fires obliterated 490 city blocks, a total of 25,000 buildings leaving over 250,000 homeless (eyewitnesshistory) and, websites are conflicted but estimate the loss of 450 to 3,000 lives.
During the Holocaust millions of people were killed by the Nazis because they were not the ideal race. The Nuremberg Trials were held in Nuremberg, Germany. The judges of the trials were from Great Britain, the Soviet Union, the United States, and France. These trials were held to bring justice to all the lives lost during World War two. After the Holocaust, the Nuremberg Trials were held to bring justice to Nazi officials, Industrialists, but failed to punish those who escaped.
Executive Order 9066 was one of the reasons that Internment camps were out in place. The other reason was the surprise air raid of Pearl Harbor. Franklin D. Roosevelt was the person who put it into action because of bad leadership and public opinion. The Pearl Harbor attack created even more racism towards Japanese Americans. During a time period of 35 years(1889-1924) there were over 200,000 Japanese immigrants that came into the U.S. With a threat of loss jobs on mostly white controlled farms.
It was on August 6, 1945 at 8:16 a.m. Japanese time when tens of thousands of lives would perish. The Enola Gay which was an American B-29 bomber dropped the world’s first deployed atomic bomb over the Japanese city of Hiroshima. Consequently, the explosion caused would devour about 80,000 people, but many more would later face death because of the radiation. But aside from death another 35,000 persons were injured, and at least another 60,000 persons would be dead by the end of the year as an immediate effect from this cataclysmic event. Furthermore, the bombing of Hiroshima devastated the city; it wiped out almost 90 percent of the populous.
I believe that the bombing of Pearl Harbor was not a terrorist attack, but an act of war.This killed 2000 people and left 1000 wounded. According, Attack on Pearl Harbor.USA People, Pearl Harbor was the deadliest attack on American soil until the September 11 attack. Japan sent a message saying that they declared war 30 minutes before the attack, but the message was hard to decode and it took about 2 hours (The Glider Institution of American History, 2009). Japan wanted to send the message saying that they have declared war on the US, before the attack. This attack reminds me a lot of the terrorist attack in New York, 9/11.
These numbers demonstrate the amount people that were killed from 2 bombs. Unlike Japan we need to be prepared to prevent one of these attacks to strike any of our big cities as we can lose millions of lives, as well as, suffer a catastrophic loss in our economy. This bill needs to be passed for 2 key reasons, firstly; the risk is too high and if we do get hit by a nuclear warhead the US will be in catastrophic state; secondly, it ensures safety amongst our citizens as we can protect ourselves if any country tries to engage a missile at the US. 1) My first point is that the risk is too high if we don’t have a defense system against nuclear warheads. On March 23, 1983 President Reagan posed the question, “Why can’t we deter a Soviet attack, that we could intercept and destroy strategic ballistic missiles before they reached our own soil
Even more anger formed from the fact that japanese prison camps were notoriously cruel to the prisoners incarcerated therein. Some results from America 's involvement in the war were the bombing of Hiroshima and Nagasaki, and the loss of 407,300 American soldiers. With that many americans dying America wanted the war to come to an immediate end, the solution was the atomic bomb. America created a total of three of the bombs one for a test firing the other two were used on two different cities in Japan, Hiroshima and Nagasaki, killing 225,000