The bomb caused such terrible things to happen, it couldn’t have been a good thing. For example, 80,000 people were killed directly after the atomic bomb was dropped, and 35,000 were injured. By the end of the year, another 60,000 were dead due to effects of the atomic bomb (Harry S Truman’s Decision to Use the Atomic Bomb). In total, about 140,000 people were dead one year after the bomb was dropped from the effects of the atomic warfare. The bomb may have ended the war, but the results were horrific.
“The American B-29 bomber, the Enola Gay, dropped the world’s first deployed atomic bomb on Hiroshima, Japan, on August 6, 1945” (Bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki). The bomb killed eighty thousand people instantly. Radiation exposure killed tens of thousands more. The bomb destroyed ninety percent of one of Japan’s biggest cities in an instant. Therefore, the event that occurred at Hiroshima was a huge shock to the
In the first 24 hours of the Hiroshima bombing more than 90000 people died from the fires and the initial blast. Just because the bomb has already been dropped the death toll rises everyday because of injuries from the blast and radiation from the bomb. People who live 10 - 15 miles from the drop zone will most likely have health issues and some will die because the radiation doesn't immediately kill you but if you're exposed to it it starts to destroy your insides which makes you extremely and results in a long slow death. Deaths from radiation in Hiroshima are expected to kill another 50000 people over the next decade. One of the reason so many more will die is because there is no hospitals left in the city capable of caring for the now injured and sick In Nagasaki the effects were bad but not nearly as bad as Hiroshima.
On August 15, Japan surrendered unconditionally. President Truman decision to drop these atomic bombs on these cities changed the course of history and modern warfare. After this pivotal moment begun an arms race to develop the most nuclear bombs between many nations. The decision to drop the atomic bombs over Japanese cities had to involve a lot of pros and cons. This paper will discuss the reason why the bombs were dropped, how historians look back on that decision, how the culture of the time affected that decision, and what, in my opinion, was the deciding factor.
The force of the ‘Little Boy’ was extremely big and very powerful. As the attack on Hiroshima was in progress Japan was shocked and weakened in a matter of hours (“Hiroshima”). During the time the ‘Little Boy’ bomb that was dropped information was put throughout the media. As can anyone imagine the surprise attack for Pearl Harbor was in no comparison to the world's shock of the use of an atomic bomb. No one knew how big of an event it was going to
The nuclear bomb that hit Hiroshima not only destroyed the environment but also destroyed the lives of both the people killed and the survivors that lost so much that day. As the bomb went off, the beautiful city of Hiroshima was destroyed within seconds. The immediate heat that had reached up to ten million degrees celsius combined with the blinding flash of light from the bomb is when the citizens of Hiroshima knew it was the end. “Everything flashed whiter than white she had ever seen.” (Hersey 1169) said a survivor from the bombing. Some of the people didn 't die from the bomb itself but from the falling buildings and tree debris.
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.
War is immoral. War is cruel.” After the bombing of Hiroshima and Nagasaki, according to the tables shown on document E a total of 135,000 died at Hiroshima and a total of 64,000 died at Nagasaki and most of the deaths were cause by burns, very little from falling debris and flying glass. These 2 documents show how much havoc the atomic bombs caused and the effects it had which caused a total of 199,000 casualties to die from the bombing and making Japan surrender so they won’t risk another bombing and many more casualties to
Abstract The Chernobyl accident was probably the worst possible catastrophe that could happen in a nuclear power station. It was the only one in history of nuclear power. It resulted in a total meltdown of the reactor core, a hardcore emission of radionuclides, and early deaths of only 31 persons and thousands of people were displaced from their homes permanently. The Explosion released about 300 MCi of radioactive substances, including about 40 &100 MCi of short-lived radioiodines. The social and psychologic stresses that followed have been enormous.
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 point of this investigation is to examine if America's choice to drop the atomic bombs on Japan, and more specifically Nagasaki, is justified or not.