Essay on Weapons Of Mass Destruction Of Hiroshima And Nagasaki

1927 Words Dec 8th, 2015 8 Pages
On August 6th 1945, the world stood still. War and life in general was given a terrifying new face with the idea of nuclear warfare being placed into the minds of the general public. This is something that comes as no surprise when after not one, but two living breathing cities were just completely blown off the map with only two bombs. Some see the dropping of the bombs a fitting retaliation against the Japanese and some see it as necessary for stopping the war. Regardless, the dropping of the bombs at Hiroshima and Nagasaki was an event that shook the entire world. It is estimated that more than 200,000 people died between the two cities with more than half of the deaths occurring due to radiation sickness and other injuries after the initial bombings. These bombs put fear in the minds of everyone during World War II and other wars to come. Before any thought of weapons of mass destruction such as atomic bombs had even entered the public’s mind, in 1941 prior to even the Pearl Harbor bombings, the U.S. did not have any interest in becoming directly involved in the Second World War. In fact, the United States was being very adamant about wanting to remain neutral in wars going forward. After their involvement in World War I the United States had lost many American lives and was plunged into the great depression. As a result America was not in the most financially stable position to be entering a war. The U.S. was perfectly fine with continuing to try and hold…

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