At this site, scientist and laborers were separating U-235 from U-238. Here the Hiroshima bomb was built in huge buildings and the locals could only imagine... ... middle of paper ... ...s. On April 6, 1945 at about 8:15 AM, before air raid alarms could go off, little boy exploded. The temperature was estimated to reach over 1,000,000 degrees Celsius. This bomb initially killed about a hundred thousand people, then injured about the same amount, and that does not include how many it killed after the blast from exposure to the radiation. Two days after the first bomb was dropped the U.S.S.R declared war on Japan.
On August 6, 1945, the United States dropped an atomic bomb in Hiroshima, Japan and many innocent civilians died from the bomb. When the bomb was dropped, basically the whole city died, and many died after the explosion from radiation poisoning. I personally think that President Truman's decision wasn’t was justified, because it seems unethical to drop an atomic bomb in a heavily populated city where many innocent civilians died. The Japanese were already defeated and they were ready to surrender. World War 2 was mostly fought in Europe during 1939 to 1945.
On December 7, 1941 Japan surprisingly attacked the United States at Pearl Harbor, killing 3,000 Americans. This act alone was an awakening to the type of vicious enemy Americans would have to face. The treatment of Japanese prisoners alone would be reason enough to drop the atomic bomb. Thirty-seven percent of US prisoners in Japan had died in captivity while only 2 percent died in Germany. Tokyo issued that all prisoners of war were to be killed by 1945.
On August 6th, 1945, the United States dropped an atomic bomb on the Japanese city of Hiroshima without any precedent. The explosion viciously destroyed four square miles of the city and killed 90,000 and injured 40,000. (Weber, “Was Hiroshima Necessary?”) Three days later, a second atomic bomb stroked the city of Nagasaki which killed approximately 37,000 people and injured 43,000 (Weber, “Was Hiroshima Necessary?”). These actions of the United States still remain controversial today and the United States’ abuse of power and morality can be questioned. ‘Were the dropping of atomic bombs in the cities of Hiroshima and Nagasaki a justified way to end World War Two?’.
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Now, with a new President, Harry Truman, the pressure to use the bomb was too great to be denied. On August 6th, 1945 an American bomber, the Enola Gay, dropped an atomic bomb on Hiroshima. More than 80,000 people died on impact, and tens and thousands later on. Two days later Russia entered the war against Japan and invaded Manchuria, but still Japan did not ask for peace. That is why three days after the first bomb was dropped; another was aimed at Nagasaki killing thousands more.
("Atomic Bomb-Truman Press Release-August 6, 1945."). The fight was brought to a close by the dropping of two nuclear bombs on influential Japanese cities. The first bomb, “Little Boy”, (a uranium based bomb), was dropped on August 6th, 1945 on the city of Hiroshima. Three days later the second bomb, “Fat Man”, (a plutonium based bomb), was dropped on the city of Nagasaki. The total death toll was around 129,000.
With multiple chances from the United States to surrender in the war and rejecting each one, the Japanese set themselves up for disaster. On August 6, 1945 the course of history was changed. Two atomic bombs were dropped on the Japanese cities of Hiroshima, and three days later, August 9, 1945, on Nagasaki that ended World War II. Japan had already been a defeated nation from conventional bombs and World War II. Many innocent lives were lost, psychological scars were left on the lives of the bomb survivors, and thus many lives were changed forever.
Three days later, an American bomber jet dropped a second atomic bomb on the city of Nagasaki. This attack killed around 40,000 people. Soon After the dropping of the bombs, Japanese Emperor Hirohito declared Japans unconditional surrender. That day, August 15, is now known as V-J Day.
Dropping the Atomic Bomb When looking at the aftermath of the atomic bomb in both Nagasaki and Hiroshima the devastation it caused is evident. The majority of the population in Japan could have never imagined such a catastrophic event. On August 6, 1945 and August 9, 1945 massive amounts of lives were changed forever when an atomic bomb fell from the sky and created an explosion as bright as the sun. These two bombs were the first and only accounts of nuclear warfare. (“Atomic Bomb is…”) The impact that the two bombs left on the cities of Japan was tremendous.