The Bombing Of Hiroshima And Nagasaki Essay

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Roughly seventy years ago marked the explosion of the nuclear bombs dropped over the Japanese cities of Hiroshima and Nagasaki. The merciless bombs were dropped on August 6, 1945, by an American officer in the U.S Air Force by the name of Charles W. Sweeney, on a Booing B-29 Superfortress bomber plane during the final stages of World War II (1939-1945). The mid nineteen forty 's was without a doubt a staggering time for the Japanese nation; this was a period loaded with resentment and anger as they glimpsed a massive nuclear bomb headed straight to them as a B-29 bomber fled the scene after destroying almost their entire city. According to an online historical article provided by the history channel titled “Bombing of Hiroshima and Nagasaki”, the impact wiped out nearly 90 percent of the city and killed over 80,000 people instantly before the bomb had even hit the ground; a few thousand later then died because of the immense amount of radiation after affect the bomb left behind. Fast forwarding time, three days later, a second B-29 dropped yet another nuclear bomb on Nagasaki, this time, killing another 40,000 Japanese citizens. As a result, Japan 's former Emperor Hirohito pronounced his country 's surrender in World War II in a radio address on August 15, 1945 after referring to the mind-boggling power of "another and most cruel bomb." (Bombing of Hiroshima and Nagasaki). The United States was not justified the use of atomic bombs on the cities of Hiroshima and Nagasaki at…

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