The Bombing Of Hiroshima And Nagasaki Essays

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The Bombing Of Hiroshima and Nagasaki
During the years of 1939-1945 a second global war occurred which lasted five years and changed the lives of many. World War II was the time of innovation for many countries; many of these innovations would turn out deadly and have a brutal overall impact. This event was the first time in world history that an atomic bomb would be used in a lethal way against a country. The bombing that took place in Hiroshima and Nagasaki was defining moment in the history of the second war. The bombing had numerous negative social effects on both cities. The mass destruction of these two cities had a detrimental effect on the economic part of the cities. Finally, the near destruction of Hiroshima and Nagasaki had a historical significance on the world in the short and long term. For these reasons, the bombing of Hiroshima and Nagasaki can be considered an unlawful action that took place in the Second World War. The bombing of Hiroshima and Nagasaki was a horrendous event for the people of both of the cities, in which many died and many after effects of the atomic bomb had a negative impact on the citizens. On August 6 1945, is when America dropped the first bomb ever, an atomic bomb code-named “Little Boy” on Hiroshima, this bomb was dropped from an elevation of 30,200 feet (Hastings 477). The immediate impact of this bomb killed, around 20,000 military personnel and 110,000 civilians (Hastings 477), more civilians were later killed due to the…

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