The Atomic Bomb Of Hiroshima And Nagasaki

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Hiroshima “For those who were there and who survived to recall the moment when man first turned on himself the elemental forces of his own universe, the first instant was pure light; blinding intense heat ... if there was a sound no one heard it. The initial flash spawned a succession of calamities. First came the heat. It lasted only an instant but was so intense that it melted roof tiles, fused the quartz crystals in granite blocks ... and incinerated humans so thoroughly that nothing remained except their shadows, burnt into asphalt pavements ... bare skin was burned up to two and a half miles away.” That is the description of the atomic bomb. It was a horrible thing. The bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki were unnecessary and unjustified, because the war was basically over, the Russians were marching in anyways and it is an inhuman thing to do. On August 6th and August 9th 1945 the United States dropped two atomic bombs on the Japanese cities Hiroshima and Nagasaki. It was the only time in History that a country used an atomic bomb against another country. The attack was issued by President Truman, with the goal to finally end World War II. The first reason why the dropping of the atomic bomb was unnecessary was that the war was basically over. There were multiple reasons for that. At the beginning of the war Japan had the probably strongest Navy in the world. It outnumbered any other countries’ naval fleet. During the war they lost the majority of their ships,
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