Manhattan Project Effects

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Japan had a very strong entry into World War II. After destroying the United States with the Pearl Harbor Attack on December 7th, 1941, they were in a great place. Over the next couple of years in war, The United States joined with Great Britain, and other countries, and formed The Allies. After Germany had conquered most of Europe, the Allies slowly but shirley took over, and freed the countries Germany had invaded. On May 7th, 1945, Germany had surrendered, and Japan was the last enemy fighting in the war against The Allies (Stein). For the short period of time, Japan was struggling. With the United States plotting the atomic bomb, Germany joining with The Allies against them, and the Soviets considering to fight in the Pacific, Japan was…show more content…
Harry Truman, the Vice President of the United States at the time took over the presidency. Once Truman was officially announced as President, he then found out about the Manhattan Project (Stein). The Manhattan Project was a very secretive project created to start the process of dropping an atomic bomb on Japan. Around 100,000 people were employed around 13 different states in order for the bomb to work. On July 16,1945, the Manhattan Project workers successfully dropped a test atomic bomb in Alamogordo, New Mexico (Stein). Immediately after the workers, and Truman saw the effects of the bomb on the desert, they assumed Japan would instantly surrender. Some workers believed the bomb is too mean, and Japan is already so close to defeat. Truman still pushed out the bomb as soon as possible…show more content…
The Supreme War Council consists of six key war leaders. There is the Prime Minister, Minister of Foreign Affairs, Minister of War, Minister of the Navy, Chief of the Army General Staff, and Chief of the Navy General Staff. At this point in 1945 in Japan, the Japanese Prime Minister was Kantaro Suzuki, the Minister of Foreign Affairs was Shigenori Togo, the Minister of War was Korechika Anami, the Minister of the Navy was Mitsumasa Yonai, the Chief of the Army General Staff was Yoshijiro Umezu, and the Chief of the Navy General Staff was Soemu Toyoda (Hamilton). They made all war related decisions like admitting surrender, when to go into war, and how to go into
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