The Impacts Of The Bombing Of Hiroshima And Nagasaki

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Bombing Of Hiroshima and Nagasaki
On August 6, 1945 at about 8:15 am the first atomic bomb to ever have been used was air born over the city of Hiroshima in Japan. The bombing of Hiroshima and Nagasaki was the biggest nuclear attack during World War II. After the bombing of Hiroshima a few days later on August 9 a second atomic bomb was dropped on the city of Nagasaki. The second bomb was originally supposed to be released on the city of Kokura because of its army base that was located 100 miles west of Hiroshima. Because of the weather and the thick clouds over Kokura that day the bomber had to direct the aircraft to Nagasaki. If the clouds would not have split and allowed the bomber to drop the bomb, Nagasaki could have gotten away without
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When the blast of the bomb went off it was so strong it formed a fireball. The fireball set many things on fire, which in return set the ground on fire. The smoke that rose up from the ground was full of soot and debris. All of the debris was then sucked up by thunderclouds. The thunderclouds then produced what was called “black rain” which fell for many hours after the incident. Because of all the debris and soot in the clouds it caused major climate changes. The sun could not get through the dark thick clouds there for it heated the atmosphere and allowed the earth to cool. Since the earth began to cool, it lowered the chance of growing crops and drastically changed the normal summer temperatures. (Atomic Bombs Destroy Hiroshima and Nagasaki, …show more content…
Half of the people who lived within a 3-mile radius of the bombings were killed that day. The radiation and the explosion killed many people in both Hiroshima and Nagasaki. There was an estimated amount of 350,000 people in Hiroshima the morning the Enola Gay dropped the “Little Boy.” Right after the bombing occurred about 1 third of the people who lived in Hiroshima died instantly. (Atomic Bombs Destroy Hiroshima and Nagasaki, 2008) In one year approximately 105,000 people who lived in Hiroshima died due to burns, and other reasons due to the heat and radiation of the bombs. Those who lived in Nagasaki a year after the bombing approximately 70,000 people died due to the same causalities as the people in Hiroshima. After a 5-year span the incident and the rate of leukemia and other cancers went up. (Richardson,

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