Effects of the Bombing of Hiroshima

779 WordsFeb 22, 20183 Pages
What is the purpose of an atomic bomb? It’s a weapon that when detonated, can produce massive amounts of heat and radiation, and dropping one of these devices on a city has the potential to kill and maim hundreds of thousands of people. An estimated 150,000 to 246,000 Japanese citizens from the cities of Hiroshima and Nagasaki died from two atomic bombs in 1945 (Frequently Asked Questions). Those who survived the bombings had a greater chance of developing various kinds of cancers and diseases, which many of those people suffered from for the rest of their lives. This can be attributed to the amount of radiation from the bombs they were exposed to. Because of the dehumanizing effects from the use of these bombs and powerful they truly are, and the fact that the primary target of these weapons are innocent civilians, atomic bombs should be outlawed from any further use or tests, and all remaining weapons should be deactivated. As time has passed since the end of WWII, several nations have shown that they no longer need to keep their nuclear arsenals, and they can still be secure on a foreign and domestic level without them. These countries that deactivate their stockpiles are only going to help make the world a more safe and more secure place to live in, without the threat of a global nuclear war. With the establishment of organizations such as NATO and the UN, the threat of global nuclear war has diminished. These organizations can find alternative ways to deal with severe
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