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Atomic Bomb Essay

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The Atomic Bomb was the deadliest weapons in the history of war. Throughout World War II one of the most stubborn countries to surrender was Japan who relentlessly fought against the United States of America. After failing to defeat America, Japan was overwhelmed by allied forces. Staying with tradition however, Japan would rather die in battle than to surrender. The Soviet Union also fought against America but that was towards the end of the war. The United States dropped both of the Atomic Bombs in order to intimidate the Soviet Union and to make Japan to surrender unconditionally.

At the end of World War II America dropped the Atomic Bomb in order to intimidate the Soviet Union. “Mr. Byrnes’s … view [was] that our possessing and
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To be captured was a disgrace and extremely frowned upon in Japan. America gave Japan fair warning about an explosive device and if they did not declare a surrender, America would use it against them. Unfortunately they do not heed warning. “On August 6, 1945, during World War II (1939-45), an American B-29 bomber dropped the world’s first deployed Atomic Bomb over the Japanese city of Hiroshima. The explosion wiped out 90 percent of the city and immediately killed 80,000 people; tens of thousands more would later die of radiation exposure” (History.com) America kept its word and the first bomb struck Hiroshima. Many casualties were taken in Japan and it severely hurt Japan’s spirit and the nation’s physical abilities. Japan however did not stop fighting until a second Atomic Bomb was dropped in Japan. “Three days later, on August 9, a plutonium implosion-type (Fat Man) bomb was dropped on Nagasaki. Within the first two to four months following the bombings, the acute effects of the Atomic Bombings had killed 90,000–146,000 people in Hiroshima and 39,000–80,000 in Nagasaki; roughly half of the deaths in each city occurred on the first day. During the following months, large numbers died from the effect of burns, radiation sickness, and other injuries, compounded by illness and malnutrition. In both cities, most of the dead were
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