Hiroshima And Nagasaki, Japan, And Japan

2342 Words Apr 23rd, 2015 10 Pages
On August 6th and 9th; the American military leadership dropped two atomic hydrogen bombs in Hiroshima and Nagasaki, Japan; in an attempt to expedite the end of a war that consumed the world. It was then, on these days that a small few experienced; while the whole world watched as utter destruction unfold as the two bombs did what they were created to do, decimate the Japanese resolve. A resolve that shook and intimated the most courageous of convictions, a resolve that ushered a generation of willing kamikaze fighters; it was these fighters that embodied the essence of Japanese spirit. It was this spirit that overwhelmed others to act and drop a bomb that was not only physically damaging but psychologically effective. President Truman of the United States of America achieved what he had set out to do when he ordered the hydrogen bombs down; the very next month Japanese signed an unconditional surrender in Tokyo Bay on September 9th. Swiftly ending World War II; the Japanese in that scope of time were ready to take the war into bitter fighting; America had all the right mentality to end the war on the notion that the Japanese would lead it to its bloodiest end regardless of odds it had stacked against them. After the bomb this mentality was crushed, with physical devastation as a vehicle. Let us examine the moments before the bomb and the distinct seconds after it; that broke a country’s psychological equilibrium. To fathom beyond just the end of the war, and the efforts it…
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