The Bombing Of Hiroshima And Nagasaki Essay example

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World War II was a testing ground for weapons the world had never seen before, with the most powerful weapons being the two atomic bombs dropped by the United States. The two bombs, Little Boy and Fat Man, were dropped on Hiroshima and Nagasaki respectively (“Avalon Project”). These bombs powered by nuclear fission caused destruction on a scale that had never been seen before. The bombs developed during the Manhattan Project were created in order to end the fighting of World War II. The bombs served their purpose as, after they were dropped on both Nagasaki and Hiroshima, the Japanese soon surrendered, ending the war on the Pacific Front. However, even though the bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki quickly ended the war on the Pacific Front, they were not justified as not only did their victims experience extreme suffering but also because the bombings were carried out for purely selfish reasons such as testing out the bombs and establishing superiority over the U.S.S.R. The suffering caused by the bombings is still evident today in the survivors of the events and the scars they carry. The bombings are one of those events in history where the witnesses speak of it in utter horror and hope to never experience anything even remotely similar ever again. Hachiya Michihiko, a survivor of the Hiroshima bombing, has chronicled his experiences in his book, Hiroshima Diary. While recollecting the immediate moments after the explosion, he describes the people he sees and says,…

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