The Atomic Bomb on Hiroshima and Nagasaki in 1945 Essay

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The Atomic Bomb on Hiroshima and Nagasaki in 1945

The Atomic bomb on Hiroshima and Nagasaki in 1945 will always be remembered. On August 6, 1945, the city of Hiroshima was the target of the first Atomic Bomb. Three days later the second Atomic Bomb was dropped over the city of Nagasaki The decision to use the Atomic Bomb came after much thought by President Truman. The Chief of the Manhattan Project informed the president on the destructive force that came with the use of the Atomic Bomb and urged the president to reconsider its use on Japan. President Truman had delayed his meeting with Stalin until the Atomic Bomb could be tested. On July 16 the Atomic Bomb was tested in the New Mexico Desert with spectacular success. The
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The city was leveled instantaneously in a flash of heat. Three days later, on August 9, a second bomb. Fat Man, was dropped on Nagasaki. The death rates soared in the thousands. Hiroshima radioactive debris was deposited by"black rains" that fell heavily over hours over a large area .There were thousands of people that had body injuries. Thousands more died from the after effects of the radioactive exposure of the blast. The first symptoms appearing in the first four months were called acute. Besides burns and wounds, they included: general Malaise, fatigue, headaches, loss of appetite, nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, fever, abnormally low white blood cell count, bloody discharge, anemia, and loss of hair. Prolonged injuries were associated with aftereffects the most serious in this category were: keloids, cataracts, leukemia and cancers. Following these Atomic bombing, Japan surrendered. This surrender came only after the emperor pleaded and ask the Japanese to do so. The United States had ended any beliefs about being able to defend its interest at home and abroad with the use of the Atomic Bomb. The effects of the Atomic Bomb had lasting effects on the world as a whole. Japan lost a huge amount of its population with generations of families lost to war. The recovery of Japan aided through the Marshal's plan was instigated during the Truman era. This plan was instituted to help the families and economy

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