Pros And Cons Of The Atomic Bomb

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The Atomic Bomb was created because America felt they needed to possess this kind of weapon in defense against an enemy similarly armed. During World War II every major industrial nation began its on nuclear program: the British, the Germans, the French (before they surrender), the Soviets, The Americans, and the Japanese. There was no trust between the government and the Scientist, so many nuclear programs stalled out except Americas. American scientist went to the President directly and he gave them all his trust. All the other countries with failed nuclear programs believed America was having the same problems as they were and underestimated them. Many of the scientists that worked on the Manhattan project were made to believe that their work can end the war and save lives. More than 100,000 scientists worked on the Manhattan Project since 1942. On July 16 1945, Scientist carried out the first trial of the bomb in the New Mexico desert. …show more content…
Six months of intense strategic bombing on 37 Japanese cities did little to break the Hirohito regime, Japan still refused to surrender. So America felt like they had no choice but to drop the Atomic bomb on Japan to force them to surrender and finally end the war. An alternative to this decision was an Allied invasion to Japan, which would have cost hundreds of thousands more casualties compared to just dropping the bomb. On August 6, 1945, approximately 8:15 am a US B-29 bomber called the Enola Gay dropped an atomic bomb on the city of Hiroshima, Instantly, vaporizing 80,000 Japanese citizens. In the months and years following this event, an additional 100,000 died from burns and radiation poisoning from the bombs. Two days later, the Soviets declared war on Japan. On August 9, 1945, a second Atomic bomb was dropped on the city of Nagasaki, 40,000 Japanese citizens

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