The Atomic Bomb Of Hiroshima And Nagasaki

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In August of 1945, The United States successfully used the Atomic bomb for the first time in the Japanese cities of Hiroshima and Nagasaki, while over 100,000 people died the greater importance of this moment would be played out in history for decades to come. (Lecture) The importance that the creation of the Atomic bomb gave the world was enough to end mankind if the wrong people were capable of finding out how to use it. It would take only a short amount of time for other countries to gain access of this weapon, and it would begin a new era of fear in the United States. The launching of the bomb gave the United States atomic diplomacy over the world for only a few short years. By 1949, the Soviet Union had successfully created and launched their own atomic weapon, and the Cold War would begin between the two countries. According to the Atomic Archive, the bomb has the potential to destroy an entire city, and to have the after effect to destroy an entire state. (11) The two countries both had access to the weapon, and they would both compete to show off their strength in various fields for the next forty years. The amount of fear in the United States that one of the bombs could go off at any second, and end life as they knew it. Also if the United States where to fire the bomb, what countries would immediately go against us and retaliate? This period is directly after World War II, and the U.S. has many allies, but have also likely gained many enemies after using the bomb
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