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  • Hiroshima Bombing Persuasive Essay

    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…

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  • What Exactly Was Hitler's The Manhattan Project?

    to create the first atomic bomb. Since its inception in 1939, scientists had struggled to find a way to harness the power of fission. Through the combined efforts of many scientists, a test bomb known as "Fat Boy" was finally created. On July 16, 1945, in a desert in New Mexico, the world’s first nuclear test, codenamed Trinity, was conducted and ushered in the Atomic Age. The Trinity test success led to the creation of two more atomic bombs that would be used in WWII. On August 6, 1945, the…

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  • Manhattan Project Significance

    militarized form were the Chairman of the Office of Scientific Research and Development (OSRD), Dr. Vannevar Bush and the Chairman of the National Defense Research Committee (NDRC), Dr. James B. Conant (Groves xvi). The man behind the purpose was Dr. Arthur H. Compton, a Nobel Prize winner for his new discovery, the Compton Effect, which was the way that cosmic waves react, was the head scientist of the Chicago campus study team (Groves xvi). He stated that the purpose of the research was to…

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  • How Did Julius Oppenheimer Change The World

    On August 6th and 9th, 1945, about 80,000 Japanese civilians and soldiers were brutally killed in an instant by two American-made atomic bombs. Years of horrendous fallout would then follow in the wake of two of the worst man-made disasters of all time. This was the work of the many people who contributed to the Manhattan Project, which Julius Oppenheimer was chiefly involved. As the director of the Los Alamos Laboratory in New Mexico, Julius was instrumental in the development of the world’s…

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  • Hiroshima And Nagasaki Thesis

    The decision of dropping atomic bombs on Hiroshima and Nagasaki was one of the most controversial issues of the 20th century. Little Boy and Fat Man were the two atomic bombs that were used against Japan in August 1945. They were created for the Manhattan Project in 1942, which was a secret military project to produce the first U.S. nuclear weapon. The U.S. decided to build and use nuclear weapons, as they feared the Nazi Germany might build one before them and use it during World War II.…

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  • How The Transition Into The Atomic Age

    Ninety percent of Hiroshima was destroyed as was large amounts of Nagasaki. There wouldn’t have been much useable land left even if there hadn’t been radiation left behind. There wouldn’t have been people around to use it anyway as 275,000 people died directly as a result of the two bombs over a period of five years after they were dropped. One bomb should have been enough to get a surrender from the Japaneses military if used. It is not surprising that they surrendered after both were used. The…

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  • Summary: The First Atomic Bombs

    to use the atomic bomb was the most difficult decision in his life. On May 7, 1945, Germany surrendered, but war with Japan prolonged. Time and time again, Japan proved its unrelenting strength and unshaken determination. Each battle was a life and death struggle. Japan fought relentlessly to virtually every last man and refused to surrender unconditionally. The total strength of the Japanese Army was estimated to be around 5,000,000 troops. To plan such an attack on Japan may cause the United…

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  • The Manhattan Project: The First Nuclear Weapons During World War II

    The Manhattan Project was a project that produced the first nuclear weapons during World War II. It all started when Einstein found out the Germans were working on a new and more powerful weapon for war. Einstein wrote a letter to the president which helped initiate the effort to build an atomic bomb. In December 1941 the government launched the Manhattan project. The project was originally named Development of Substitute Materials. It included over 30 different research and production…

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  • Hiroshima Bombing Effects

    On August 6th, 1945 a bomb was dropped on Hiroshima. The plan was authorized by Harry S. Truman and it was the first time in history that a nuclear weapon was used in war. The bombing of Hiroshima has raised many questions about nuclear weapons used in war; the bomb had many negative long-term effects, which include physical, environmental moral issues. The three main causes of the bombing were that the United States wanted to end the war quickly to minimize casualties, they wanted to observe…

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  • Manhattan Project Case Study

    potential for an explosion that would also destroy preexisting uranium enrichment facilities at the site. Instead, the Hanford site was chosen as a more geographically favorable site. The bordering Columbia river would provide the water needed to cool the fission reactors and also generate ample power for the site at the Bonneville and Grand Coulee dams. The region also contained relatively few people, which helped expedite the construction process, maintain the secrecy of the government plant,…

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