The Atomic Bomb Of Hiroshima And Nagasaki

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August 15, 1945, Japan announces its surrender to the Allies almost one week after being hit with two atomic bombs. On August 6, 1945 during World War II an American B-29 bomber dropped the world 's first deployed atomic bomb over the Japanese city Hiroshima, wiping out 90 percent of the city and killing 80,000 people immediately. Three days later a second B-29 dropped another atomic bomb on the Japanese city Nagasaki, killing around 40,000 people. (The Bombing of Hiroshima and Nagasaki) The Hiroshima/Nagasaki bombings were necessary because it played a vital role in Japan’s surrender to the Allies by inflicting severe damage and fear to Japan.

Early in 1939, during World War II, the world’s scientific community has just learned that German physicists have discovered the secrets on how to successfully split a uranium atom and feared that Nazi scientists could utilize the energy needed to construct a bomb capable of mass destruction. American scientists Albert Einstein, and Enrico Fermi believed that the president should be informed of the dangers of the atomic technology in the hands of the Axis powers. Fermi then traveled to Washington to inform government officials, but few shared his uneasiness. Einstein however wrote a note to president Roosevelt urging the development of an atomic research program as soon as possible. President Roosevelt saw neither the necessity nor the utility for the project, but agreed to proceed slowly. In late 1941, The Manhattan Project was…
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