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Hiroshima Bombing Argumentative Essay

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“Many people on the street were killed almost instantly. The fingertips of those dead bodies caught fire and the fire gradually spread over their entire bodies from their fingers. A light gray liquid dripped down their hands, scorching their fingers. I was so shocked to know that fingers and bodies could be burned and deformed like that. I just couldn’t believe it. It was horrible. And looking at it, it was more than painful for me to think how the fingers were burned, hands and fingers that would hold babies or turn pages, they just, they just burned away. For a few years after the A-bomb was dropped, I was terribly afraid of fire. I wasn’t even able to get close to fire because all my senses remembered how fearful and horrible the fire was,…show more content…
I could not open my eyes enough because of the smoke, which was everywhere. Not only me but everyone felt the same. And my parts were covered with holes.“ This is a primary account of Ms.Akiko Takakura who was 20 years old at the time of the bombing. She was a survivor of the atomic bomb that left her with 100 lacerated wounds on her back. Unfortunately that was not the fate of many who died. On August 6, 1945, during the World War II, the United States army dropped an atomic bomb on Hiroshima, Japan. Three days after the bombing of Hiroshima the United States bombed Nagasaki. In total, it is estimated, that 200,000 people lost their lives as the result of the atomic bombings. These bombings were done in order to have the Japanese forces surrender, with the least possible casualties on both sides. The atomic bombing in Hiroshima and Nagasaki was not the correct way of ending the war in United States because it caused detrimental health effects, crippled the economy of Japan and created social…show more content…
Altogether 13 square kilometers was reduced to ashes in the area and about 80% of the 76,000 buildings in the city were burned down. This terrible bombing left the city completely demolished, leaving around 140,000 citizens homeless, causing thousands of deaths. Japan would have to invest many years and billions of dollars to be able to rebuild the city. More than half of the bridges in the city were completely destroyed, heavy damages to roads and railroads as well, which caused trouble with communicating with other cities. This made it extremely hard to account for the damages that were done and figure out what to do after. The transportation systems in both Hiroshima and Nagasaki were fully shattered, along with many electrical signal systems. The explosion of the atomic bomb killed approximately 140,000 people over all. That is just an estimate of how many people died due to the bombing. For the people left, it was frankly impossible to find a job, the Japanese economy was in a horrible economic situation. Due to many people dying and the city being completely destroyed they were not getting an income and did not have sufficient people to work. Three days passing the Hiroshima attack, the B-26 bomb hit Nagasaki with yet another atomic bomb, which was nicknamed the “Fat Man”. The bomb exploded about 500m above a residential area, full of schools,
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