Negative Essay: The Bombings Of Hiroshima And Nagasaki

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The Bombings Of Hiroshima and Nagasaki The bombing of Hiroshima and Nagasaki have always been the subject of military controversy. Questions like "was it the right decision or could it happen again?" The two weapons of mass destruction were created with the sole purpose of hopefully a surrender from the Japanese, in which it essentially did just that. But was such a decision really the only option for Japanese surrender. This subject of controversy is still being debated today. Essentially how it all started, began way back in 1939 with U.S. Government officials coming up with ways to defeat Japan. They began researching the possibilities and the potential in uranium-isotope compounds. One compound in particular was the uranium-235 isotope. This was used to make the two weapons of mass destruction known as Little boy and Fat man. After much conversation and exchanging of ideas between professors and scientists including Albert Einstein himself and more alike across Europe, Germany, and America. They all decided to collaborate together to develop and create a nuclear bomb. Since this was developed in Manhattan, the Manhattan project became the name of the project…show more content…
Weighing at about 10,300 pounds with destructive force of 21 kilotons of TNT. The process was much of the same as to the previous nuclear bomb. However the method for detonating the bomb is different. The uranium isotope is in the core and is surrounded by highly explosive plutonium. Once detonated the plutonium creates a critical mass upon the uranium making an implosion. However the blast did not completely wipe the city. The bomb was dropped at Nagasaki seaport but due to obscured vision caused by dense clouds the chance was small. However they did manage to destroy half the city and killing 40,000 instantly among impact. At the end of 1945 the total casualty loss was an estimate of 80,000 with half of the city reduced to rubble and
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