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The Devastating Atomic Bomb

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Abigail Whittingham

on 13 February 2014

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The Devastating Atomic Bomb
This picture shows a child who was completely reduced to ashes as a result of the destructive atomic bomb. Innocent people were incinerated on the spot taking away millions of lives. Was $2million dollars really worth this?
It was not necessary for the U.S to bomb Japan because many innocent lives were taken, it caused unneeded mass destruction, and led to many future disasters.
The Destruction Of The City
Effects on Children
The Japanese were about to call it quits anyway so the United States had no reason to bomb them. When the bomb dropped, the people that were not killed received major injuries such as bleeding and bubbles under the skin. The radiation made the skin to blister and burn. Their skin was charred and some even lost their hair. Others were blinded by the bright explosion of the bomb and it created unnecessary suffering to innocent people. The bomb was supposed to end the war and stop the mass amount of deaths, but it just made everything worse for the Japanese.
This picture shows how harmful the atomic bomb was to the Japanese. The radiation from the the bomb created many mutations and diseases. Although the bomb was dropped to stop the war, it still continues as children are born with diseases and mutations.
This video shows how destructive the bomb was to the city and to the people in it. This bomb changed peoples lives and the environment they live in forever.
Some people say the two cities would have been firebombed anyway;however firebombing would not have created as much destruction and it certainly would not have taken and continue to take innocent people's lives.
This video shows how big the bomb explosion was. At this moment, thousands of lives were incinerated on the spot.
Ruined Future
The United States could have made a demonstration explosion without killing so many people but they thought it would be better if they bombed highly populated countries to make a point. The atomic bomb completely destroyed the cities. It turned everything into a blackened wasteland. The radiation from bomb also created weird mutations to the environment. There is now plant that grow there but don't grow anywhere else.
Background Information
The master minds behind the creation of the atomic bombs were scientists, Albert Einstein, Leo Szilard, and Robert Oppenheimer. They named this operation the Manhattan Project. After six years of working long and hard on these weapons of mass destruction they were finished, and gave the bombs the names "Little Boy" and "Fat Man". Little boy was dropped on Hiroshima and Fat Man was dropped on Nagasaki. Little Boy was dropped first and shortly after Fat Man was dropped. These bombs left the cities in dust with their uranium power.

- Major illnesses and burns from the bomb led to infections or death.
- The radiation the bomb gave off also led to many deformities at birth, and cancer.
- Many families were broken up after the bomb dropped leading to a vast amount of orphans.
-90% of the people with in 500 meters were instantly evaporated leaving a single shadow.
-Many woman that were pregnant lost their babies due to radiation exposure.
Although the Japanese were demonstrating extreme resistance and were not willing to surrender, it was not necessary for the atomic bombs to be dropped. The bombs caused more mental and emotional damage to many innocent citizens of Japan than the damage that would have been done if the United States refrained from dropping the bombs.
Even Dwight Eisenhower, the Supreme Commander of Allied Forces in Europe, said in an interview in 1963: "The Japanese were ready to surrender and it wasn't necessary to hit them with that awful thing."
The dropping of the bomb caused both long term and short term destruction as well. Buildings and homes were completely demolished leaving civilians stranded with no place to call home. Not only did the bomb kill many innocent people, it left the remaining people with diseases such as many variations of cancer, and also gave people burns that would stay with them their whole life.
Even years after the bombs were dropped, children were born with defects and diseases. In essence, the bomb still effects the Japanese lives by continuing to kill innocent people therefore unsatisfying the dropping of the bomb. If the United States took a less destructive action to Japan, the war would have ended in a cleaner fashion and innocent people decades later would not have died.
- Over 500,000 people died because of the dropping of the atomic bombs.
Works Cited:
- About 90,000–166,000 people in Hiroshima were killed and 60,000–80,000 in Nagasaki and roughly half of the deaths in each city occurred on the first day.
-After Hiroshima the U.S didn't allow the Japanese to settle down and quickly hit Japan with another atomic bomb.
- The bomb was partly used to make up for the $2 billion dollars spent on making the bombs.
-The two cities that the United States bombed didn't have a lot of military value, the civilians greatly outnumbered the military troops.
The Tragedies
Abby Whittingham
Sabrina Goutier
Steve Hamerski

Some of the victims of the bombing in Hiroshima and Nagasaki were unfortunately standing too close to the bomb explosion and were incinerated. Some people left a shadow of where they were last standing. All that was left of them was a pile of ash. About 210,000 people died instantly in the fiery blast.
Mass Destruction
The bomb destroyed the Japanese cities and caused their government to collapse. Even though the U.S. tried to fix the mess that they created, they didn't help much.
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