Nuclear Bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki

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Towards the end of World War II, in Hiroshima, Japan, thousands died. The “Enola Gay dropped a 9,000 lb TNT bomb called “Little Boy.” Approximately 78,150 people died after one death count, but radiation was still lethal. Three days later, another bomb was dropped. “Fat Man,” dropped by “Bock’s Car,” was a Uranium-235 bomb, even though it did less damage than Hiroshima, the seaport of Nagasaki still was torn to pieces. Overall, there were approximately 23,753 lives taken by “Fat Man.” The Nuclear bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki did not help America because it started the Cold War, killed many innocent Japanese people, and caused other countries to feel that we are more ruthless than the Japanese themselves. The bombing of Hiroshima…show more content…
This drill consisted of ducking under a desk and covering your head. Although this drill probably would not help someone if a bomb actually was dropped, it was an extra precaution among many schools. Harry S. Truman, the thirty-third president of the United States, wrote the Truman Doctrine; which stated that the United States would provide trade, military help, economic help, and political help if other countries are under attack. During the Cold War, the Truman Doctrine was strongly enforced during the Cold War so all countries under attack of communists were backed up by the U.S.A. The Cold War was incredibly expensive in its forty year period. It cost the U.S. eight trillion dollars for the military expenses and intelligence. This money was spent in nuclear weaponry and, as said before, intelligence. The Cold War also cost the U.S. over 100,000 lives in Korea and Vietnam because of communism. It is unknown who the exact figures for the USSR were, but it is known that they spent a larger percentage of their gross national product on the war, possibly as much as 60%. “We walked to the brink and we looked it in the face” - John Foster Dulles ( This quote means that it was America (we) that started the cold war and now it is our (America’s) problem. The total amount of Japanese deaths caused by the bombings was about 199,000 people, including American POW’s (Prisoners

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