Hiroshima And Nagasaki Bombing Of Hiroshima

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World War Two Hiroshima and Nagasaki Bombing The Bombing In 1945, the US dropped 2 atomic bombs on the cities Hiroshima and Nagasaki in Japan, causing hundreds of thousands civilian deaths. Some people say that this act helped to end the world war and save more lives, but others think that it was not needed and wasn 't the cause of the Japanese surrender. Sequence of Events 5th August 1945 President gives approval to use bombs 6th August 1945 Bombing of Hiroshima 9th August 1945 Bombing of Nagasaki 15th August 1945 Japanese surrender (This Day in History, Hiroshima) (This Day in History, Nagasaki) Was it necessary? The use of the two atomic bombs have been questioned ever since they were detonated on the two Japanese cities. Historians argue whether or not the bombs were actually the main cause of the Japanese surrender For Many people think that the bomb was necessary to help end the war and convince the Japanese to surrender. They say that the consequences of a continued war would be much worse than the consequences of using the bombs. Prevented Further Injury The people who argue that the bomb was effective say that if the war had continued, there would be potentially hundreds of thousands of Japanese civilian and American soldiers’ deaths and injury in an invasion of Japan which was being planned before the bombs were dropped. The number of deaths in an invasion of the Japanese islands if the war continued would have been much larger than the atomic bomb casualties. The

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