How Did Pearl Harbor Affect Japan's Destruction

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The drooping of the bombs on the cities of Hiroshima and Nagasaki ended the World War 2. The devastation from the bombs did untold damage then and years after the bombs had dropped. However, the bombs maybe would have never been dropped if the Japanese had not drag America into the war. With the bombing of Pearl Harbor, the Japanese had inadvertently caused their own destruction. The act of retaliation by the United States was a double edge sword. It ended the war, but the death of some many innocent people and the threat of a nuclear attacks was a real threat, and is still a threat today. On December 7, 1945, Japan launched an attack against the United States at Pearl Harbor. The unexpected attack had terrible loss for the Americans. Around 2,000 American lives were lost in the attack, and more than 1,000 were wounded. The attack , also, destroyed a buck of the American naval fleet. On December 8, 1945, the day after the attack on Pearl Harbor, President Franklin D. Roosevelt demanded that Congress to go to war with …show more content…
Before the United States had been dragged into the war by Japan, the United States had been working the project of the atomic bomb. Einstein was the first person to bring the idea of how powerful the use of uranium in bombs would be to the United States. A quote from the letter that Einstein (1939) wrote to President Franklin D. Roosevelt, “ A single bomb of this type, carried by boat and exploded in a port, might very well destroy the whole port together with some of the surrounding territory.” There were also rumors about the German government researching the use of uranium bombs. There was an army of intelligent men that worked on the project. After being in the war for almost five years, the atomic bomb was ready to be tested. July 16, 1945 was the first test drop of the atomic bomb near Alamogordo, New Mexico. The United States had successfully invented the atomic

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