Biikini Atoll Persuasive Essay

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How could one country destroy the land and lifestyle of another in the name of peace? Bikini Atoll is located 850 kilometers northwest of Majuro on the northern fringe of the Marshall Islands and it has more than 23 islands and islets. The four islands are Bikini, Eneu, Nam and Enidrik. Out of the four islands, Bikini and Eneu were the only islands that have had a permanent population. On August 1945, United States dropped two nuclear weapons in the cities of Hiroshima and Nagasaki, 120,000 people immediately got killed and this led to the end of World War II. After a year, United States conducted a series of 23 nuclear devices which was named “Operation Crossroads” on the reef itself, on the sea, in the air and underwater. The United States …show more content…
The United States should have looked for another atoll to conduct the nuclear bombs test, which fit their requirement and is uninhabited. Overall, the action that the United States did, caused a lot of effects. For example, the Bikinians has been suffering for 26 years, which they would not if the United States did not make this decision, the Bikinians have been living on the atoll for generations and it does not make sense for them to move to somewhere else just to satisfy a country’s wish, they suffered through the whole 26 years, they moved to three different places and they have always been starving. After the nuclear bomb tests, the whole Bikini Atoll is radioactive, the food, water, land and the people might get radiant if they drink or eat the food in the atoll. Even the animals in the surrounding ocean is radioactive, some of them got to the level of extinction. Now the Bikinians had lost their lands, their culture and their lifestyle. The many causes that happen after the nuclear bomb tests is not worth it. Remember to always think of this quote, before making a decision “There is always consequences to your actions. Before you act, make sure you are prepared for

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