The Ethical Effects Of The Atom Bomb On Hiroshima

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The Atom bomb “Little Boy” dropped on Hiroshima on August 6, 1945, the U.S. Army Air Forces detonated a uranium gun-type fission bomb nicknamed "Little Boy" over the Japanese city of Hiroshima; three days later, on August 9, the U.S. Army Air Forces detonated a plutonium implosion-type fission bomb nicknamed "Fat Man" over the Japanese city of Nagasaki. These bombings resulted in the deaths of approximately 200,000 civilians and military personnel from injuries sustained from the explosions. The ethics of these bombings and their role in Japan's surrender are subjects of debate. For me, I would say I would rather have it dropped than the war continued, see below. The main purpose of the dropping of the atom bomb was to Force the Japanese to surrender by making their morale go low as they start to worry about their families …show more content…

“Little boy” was dropped on Hiroshima on the 6th August 1945 with a population of 330,000 but on the end of the year, 90,000-140,000 died due to radiation sickness, starvation, losing too much blood or killed in the debris of their homes. On the other hand, on 9th August 1945(three days later), “Fat Man” was dropped on Nagasaki with a population of 250,000 and ended at the end of the year with 60,000-80,000 deaths. But when we look deeper into the data within, most of the deaths were actually caused by the radiation sickness that you have 100% guaranteed to get within a radius of 3 km from the explosion core, once the infection starts there is no going back, it starts with a rash all over your body, then your hair just comes off with a small tug, with that no wounds get healed and you either die of blood loss or from infection when all the antibodies died in explosion. Quite a nasty ending after you escaped death

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