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Atomic Bomb Vs Nagasaki Essay

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An atomic bomb's level of destruction is significantly larger than traditional bombs. The power level of the two are on different levels. This is dictated by the bombing of Hiroshima and Nagasaki which involved the atomic bomb. The results can be compared to those of the bombing of Tokyo which involved traditional bombs.
The atomic bomb and traditional bombs are made of different components. The “Little Boy” atomic bomb dropped on Hiroshima had 560 grams of Uranium 235 which uses nuclear fission to detonate (Chen: Atomic Bombing of Hiroshima and Nagasaki) The “Fat Man” atomic bomb used at Nagasaki has 6.4 kilograms of Plutonium 239. Unlike the atomic bomb, the conventional bombs used 325 B-29s and over 4.5 million pounds of incendiaries (Atomic Bomb Museum). Traditional bombs merely uses flammables while the atomic bomb used nuclear technology. This is not the only way that the two bombs differ.
Atomic bombs are a lot more powerful compared to traditional bombs in terms of the death toll. At Hiroshima 66 thousand people were killed instantly but the total number of deaths is approximately 200 thousand. At Nagasaki 30 thousand people were killed instantly and the total number of deaths is
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The radiation from the atomic bomb caused black rain, which is radioactive water. The atomic bomb also caused radioactivity in not only water but many other parts of the environment such as the soil. Therefore the community that lives or depends on it is also effected. The radiation has effects that can still be seen. Organisms exposed to the radiation (or radioactivity caused by radiation) had a possibility of becoming mutated. (Atomic Bomb Museum) The mutations and radioactivity resulting from the radiation which came from the atomic bomb is what makes its power so massive. It is also what separates the atomic bomb from conventional
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