Essay On Hiroshima And Nagasaki

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Bombing of Hiroshima and Nagasaki “The atomic bombs dropped on Hiroshima and Nagasaki exploded not only over Japan, but also over America. They caused a deep mutation in American Conscience” (Lifton and Mitchell). On August 6th, 1945, America dropped the atomic bomb, ‘Little Boy,’ on the Japanese city Hiroshima. Three days later, America dropped another bomb, ‘Fat Man,’ on Nagasaki. These two bombs instantly killed thousands of people and spread the poisonous radiational gas all over their cities. The two bombs killed around 200,000 people and left the cities in complete ruins (Hiroshima and Nagasaki Death Toll). This is a very controversial topic, and many people were against the idea of killing countless innocents. Although, in retrospect, …show more content…
They called this research “The Manhattan Project.” Back in that time, this information was highly classified and the public knew little to nothing about it (Remember). The leader of this project was a man named J. Robert Oppenheimer. He ran the tests in a military area in New Mexico (History). The scientists used Uranium and Plutonium to create the atomic bombs. The idea to get all that energy originally came from Albert Einstein. Nazi-Germany was also working on this technology and if Albert Einstein hadn’t immigrated to the United States to run from the Jewish genocide, the Nazis could of had the first atomic bomb. In the end, Albert Einstein regretted his idea for making the formula used to create the atomic bomb. Albert Einstein said: “If I had foreseen Hiroshima and Nagasaki, I would have torn up my formula in 1905” …show more content…
Hiroshima has over one million people living in it, and Nagasaki has 1.5 million citizens living there. Both places are business centers and serve as a large tourist attraction. The recovery took a long time, and it couldn’t start until 1950 when the radioactivity had decreased to a safe level. The recovery is miraculous and the two Japanese cities resemble nothing of their ruins after the explosion.
Hiroshima and Nagasaki was a big part in history for not only the U.S. and Japan, but also for the world. People now know what devastation an atomic bomb can leave. Hopefully, the atomic power we have doesn’t get into the wrong hands. There are many positives and negatives to the situation. The people who died innocently was the biggest stand out negative, but to neutralize the destruction, we won the war. The thousands of people who died are highly respected and their stories will live on for many years to

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