“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
The Enola Gay at 8:16 AM. The people in Hiroshima were working, studying, and playing; then, their lives changed forever or ceased to exist. Over 80,000 people were instantly killed and more than 36,000 were injured when the atomic bomb exploded in Hiroshima. A year after the bomb was dropped, more 60,000 people died from the invisible killer, radiation poisoning. U.S. President Harry S. Truman, discouraged by the Japanese response to the Potsdam Conference’s demand for unconditional surrender, made the decision to use the atom bomb to end the war in order to prevent what he predicted would be a much greater loss of life were the United States to invade the Japanese mainland.
Introduction The atomic bomb left a huge impact on both the world of 1945 and the world today. It has left its legacy, both good and bad, on the citizens of Japan and America. Citizens from both countries can argue that the bombing was justified or unjustified, but an overwhelming amount of facts show that the atomic bombing of Hiroshima and Nagasaki was justified and necessary to end World War II. Thesis Statement: The atomic bomb dropped in 1945 by the United States instilled a fear of American retaliation in foreign countries, prevented another world war, and saved millions of Allied soldiers’ lives. Sub Topic 1 The atomic bomb dropped on Hiroshima and Nagasaki instilled a fear of American retaliation in foreign countries.
The atomic bomb was the most groundbreaking American invention as it has both affected family life and global affairs up to date. The American people were at war in the Pacific ever since the attack on Pearl Harbor. President Truman could make one of two choices: make a risky land invasion of Japan or drop atomic bombs on key cities. President Truman effectively brought an abrupt end to World War II as the Japanese then surrendered (). Had Truman not dropped the bombs on Nagasaki many American lives would have needlessly been lost.
SO three years after the bombing of Pearl Harbor, Truman decided that the best way off calling off war and taking revenge was through setting off an atomic bomb on to Japanese. In 1945 on the 6th of august with Truman’s command, an atomic bomb was set off on Hiroshima The explosion killed over 90 percent of the city, immediately killing an estimated sum of 80,000 people, but during that time It was believed that more people would die, due to the radiation activity that took place .And most of all, its exposure to the civilians. This noxious bomb was equivalent to an amount of 20,000 tons of trinitrotoluene (TNT) that was created during the Manhattan Project from 1941 to 1945. However, Three days after, Harry Truman ordered for a drop of the second atomic bomb over the city of Nagasaki an estimated result of 40,000 people killed and another 25,000 were expected to have resulted in dyeing as a result of radiation activity. In this essay I will set out in explaining the benefits of this decision of Truman and some of the alternates he would have taken instead of taking such a drastic move.
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.
Harry S. Truman and His Decision to Drop the Atomic Bomb Harry S. Truman once said, “Carry the battle to them. Don’t let them bring it to you.” In World War II, that is exactly what he did. While Japan was breaking treaties and fighting with allied countries, the United States was developing a powerful weapon that would cripple Japan and end World War II. This weapon was called the atomic bomb. After it was fully developed and tested, Harry S. Truman made the decision to drop this deadly weapon on two cities in Japan, Hiroshima and Nagasaki.
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.
One of the biggest testing facility for BWs was built at Pingfan, took up 6 square kilometers of land with more than 150 buildings. They just used Chinese as testing subjects during WWII. Many of these prisoners died painfully, and the approximate tumble of death is around 3,000. During the offensives, those Japanese used Plans to drop fleas infected with epidemic diseases over eastern China and over Changde, a city in north-central China. In total, approximately 200,000 Chinese died of plague, cholera, anthrax and other diseases caused by Japanese biological warfares.
One would think if your enemy is constantly building their arsenal, you should too lest you become overpowered. Its ethical to build defenses, but when that technology is used to take lives outside of its intended operating use, things begin to unravel. The Manhattan Project is the greatest example of a moral conundrum we have faced as a nation. In August of 1945, President Harry S. Truman signed an order to drop atomic bombs on Hiroshima and Nagasaki. The first blast vaporized an estimated 70,000 and the second bomb five days later vaporized an estimated 80,000.