The Bombing Of Hiroshima And Nagasaki Essay

1887 Words Feb 5th, 2015 8 Pages
1945 was the end of the biggest war in US history, and there is one major event that is one of the most argued topics about history to date. America was the first country ever to use the atomic bomb in warfare and it was very catastrophic, but the age-old question is still debated today: was it necessary to use the atomic bomb in warfare at all, let alone twice? The bombing of Hiroshima and Nagasaki was very destructive to the people and the land, killing over 100,000 people on impact and later tens of thousands more from: sickness, disease, radiation, etc. and destroying the majority of the land creating a fallout. This controversy is very important to society because people argue that if the bombs were not dropped thousands of innocent lives could have been saved and the land could still be more habitable today.
I decided to choose this topic because WWII is my favorite part of history, and the bombing of Hiroshima and Nagasaki is the most controversial and interesting part to me. This is also a controversy that I see a lot on the internet when I am researching WWII. It connects to me because my great-grandfather was in the army in WWII so that contributes to my liking of the topic and how he must have felt about this at the time. This bombing shows the kind of power we used to have back in the 40’s, and now it is 70 years later and technology is a lot more advanced, and more powerful which could eventually result in a war that could potentially destroy humanity if this…

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