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Hiroshima, Atomic Bombs

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Many people wonder how, where, and why the first atomic bomb was detonated. Many people do not know that it happened in Japan in 1945(Shmoop Editorial Team. "Hiroshima and Nagasaki (Aug 6, 1945 - Aug 9, 1945) in World War II: Home Front." Shmoop.com. Shmoop University, Inc., 11 Nov. 2008. Web. 09 Apr. 2014). Where in Japan you might ask, well that would be in the military city of Hiroshima. A bomber left the Mariana Islands August 6, 1945(Shmoop Editorial Team. "Hiroshima and Nagasaki (Aug 6, 1945 - Aug 9, 1945) in World War II: Home Front." Shmoop.com. Shmoop University, Inc., 11 Nov. 2008. Web. 09 Apr. 2014). Two other planes took off at the same time and were to collect data on the atomic bomb(Shmoop Editorial Team. "Hiroshima and Nagasaki (Aug 6, 1945 - Aug 9, 1945) in World War II: Home Front." Shmoop.com. Shmoop University, Inc., 11 Nov. 2008. Web. 09 Apr. 2014). Hiroshima, a city who supplied military goods to Japan’s army, was targeted(Shmoop Editorial Team. "Hiroshima and Nagasaki (Aug 6, 1945 - Aug 9, 1945) in World War II: Home Front." Shmoop.com. Shmoop University, Inc., 11 Nov. 2008. Web. 09 Apr. 2014). Hiroshima was one of the only military, weaponry bases that hadn’t already been mostly destroyed(Shmoop Editorial Team. "Hiroshima and Nagasaki (Aug 6, 1945 - Aug 9, 1945) in World War II: Home Front." Shmoop.com. Shmoop University, Inc., 11 Nov. 2008. Web. 09 Apr. 2014). Hiroshima’s bombing alarms started going off causing thousands of panicked people into the open street(Shmoop Editorial Team. "Hiroshima and Nagasaki (Aug 6, 1945 - Aug 9, 1945) in World War II: Home Front." Shmoop.com. Shmoop University, Inc., 11 Nov. 2008. Web. 09 Apr. 2014). Hiroshima’s population consisted of 300,000 people(Shmoop Editorial Tea... ... middle of paper ... ...ome Front." Shmoop.com. Shmoop University, Inc., 11 Nov. 2008. Web. 09 Apr. 2014). America had ended the war, and in doing so set off the first atomic bombs ever used. Works Cited • Citations: "Hiroshima." Encyclopaedia Britannica. Encyclopaedia Britannica Online Academic Edition. Encyclopædia Britannica Inc., 2014. Web. 14 Mar. 2014. . • Shmoop Editorial Team. "Hiroshima and Nagasaki (Aug 6, 1945 - Aug 9, 1945) in World War II: Home Front." Shmoop.com. Shmoop University, Inc., 11 Nov. 2008. Web. 14 Mar. 2014. • Shmoop Editorial Team. "Shmoop Search Results." Shmoop.com. Shmoop University, Inc., 11 Nov. 2008. Web. 14 Mar. 2014. • Shmoop Editorial Team. "Hiroshima and Nagasaki (Aug 6, 1945 - Aug 9, 1945) in World War II: Home Front." Shmoop.com. Shmoop University, Inc., 11 Nov. 2008. Web. 09 Apr. 2014
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