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  • Atomic Bombs
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    Butler 1 Nicholas Butler Professor McDonnell English I 11 May 2005 Decisions to Drop the Bombs on Japan War in itself is an atrocity, to kill or be killed in the name of whatever government chooses to go to war over. Taking lives in order to save lives is the most outrageous oxymoron ever heard, yet during the end of WWII taking the lives of Japanese people saved America from fighting on home soil. Many factors play a role in the final decision to drop the atomic warheads on America's enemy, yet...
  • Atomic Bomb In Japan
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    Making the Atomic Bomb Decision The atomic bomb killed many innocent people, but it was necessary to end World War II? After World War II began in 1939, President Franklin Delano Roosevelt announced the neutrality of the United States. Many people in the United States thought that their country should stay out of the war. The people wanted the Allied Forces to have the victory. President Roosevelt also wanted an Allied victory because an Axis victory might endanger democracies everywhere. The Un...
  • Atomic Bomb Over The City Of Hiroshima
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    The Atomic Question On August 6, 1945 the world was changed forever. On that day the United States of America dropped an atomic bomb over the city of Hiroshima. Never before has the world seen anything like it. Hiroshima had almost been decimated with an estimated 70-80,000 people were killed. Three days later a second, more powerful bomb was dropped on the city of Nagasaki, killing over 100,000 people. Since Japan was almost defeated and wanting to surrender, many have debated over whether or n...
  • Atomic Bomb And The Hydrogen Bomb
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    The Chemistry of Nuclear Weapons Nuclear weapons are weapons capable of mass destruction. They are powered by two reactions, fission and fusion. These weapons produce massive explosions and hazardous radioactive products. Some miniaturized tactical weapons have the force of a kiloton of TNT. While other strategic weapons create thousands of kilotons of force. However, only two nuclear bombs have been used in actual warfare. The Atomic Bomb and the Hydrogen Bomb. Nuclear fission is the splitting ...
  • British Progress Towards An Atomic Bomb
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    Manhattan Project II. The Race for the Bomb The theoretical possibility that an explosion could be brought about by atomic fission became known in 1939, the year that war broke out in Europe. Scientists discovered then that uranium atoms can fission when struck by neutrons to split other atoms in a chain reaction, releasing large amounts of energy. Two Hungarian physicists who had recently emigrated to the United States, Leo Szilard and Eugene Wigner, alerted the US government to the possibility...
  • Nuclear Radiation From An Atomic Bomb Explosion
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    Ever since the dawn of time man has found new ways of killing each other. The most destructive way of killing people known to man would have to be the atomic bomb. The reason why the atomic bomb is so destructive is that when it is detonated, it has more than one effect. The effects of the atomic bomb are so great that Nikita Khrushchev said that the survivors would envy the dead (International Physicians for the Prevention of Nuclear War, 1982). These devastating physical effects come from the ...
  • Atomic Bomb On Japan
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    It was April of 1945 and Harry Truman had been sworn into office following the death of a beloved president, Franklin Roosevelt. President Roosevelt left Truman with the hardest and still most controversial decision of all time, whether or not to drop the atomic bomb on Japan. This decision would determine whether or not the outcome of World War II would be quick or prolonged. The Manhattan project for developing the bomb began with the fear of Germany inventing a type of nuclear weapon. The All...
  • Human Civilians For A Golden Bomb
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    Death is a reality. Men should be conscious of that reality. I say men, because the willingness to die fora cause is most likely inherent to our sex. We (the man) were hunters running after wily beasts, and nature most likely gave us the cruel gift to be contentedly conscious of our fate (the jaws of the prehistoric predator before us!) If the soldier can imagine his enemy to be the beast, then perhaps he can die with this intrinsic honor. Throw total war away, leave the unprepared civilian be. ...
  • 1 Atomic Bomb
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    History of the Atomic Bomb The atomic bomb 1 is the most destructive weapon known to mankind. A bomb of this nature is capable of obliterating anything up to four square miles and anything reaching outside that area receives very extreme damage. Albert Einstein was the man who had convinced the United States to research the Atomic Bomb. The Manhattan Project 2 was the name given to the research and development of the atomic bomb. It was called the Manhattan Project after Manhattan Engineer Distr...
  • Fission Reaction And The Bomb
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    The Atomic Bomb The first atomic bomb was tested on July 16, 1945 at Alamogordo, New Mexico and was developed, constructed and tested by the Manhattan Project. The new device represented a completely new type of explosion. All explosives before this time got their power for the rapid burning of a chemical compound like gunpowder. These bombs could only do a limited amount of damage. This new group of nuclear explosives involved getting energy sources from within the nucleus of the atom. The Atom...
  • Development Of The Atomic Bomb
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    Many different innovations in military strategy and weaponry effected the outcome of World War II, but none so much as the development of the Atomic Bomb. The law of supply and demand has determined that when people are at war and have the nec The development of the atomic bomb was conceived towards the end of World War II when Allied Forces had already defeated Germany and Italy. Now the Allies, specifically the United States, where looking towards the opposite side of the world to the Paci The...
  • Atomic Bomb On Hiroshima
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    Hiroshima Would you be afraid of an atomic bomb dropping on your city? In August 1945, World War II was finally dying down. The United States, including her allies, had already defeated Germany by this time and had reclaimed land that had been taken over by Hitler's Nazi Germany. Now that the United States and her allies had defeated the Nazis all the attention was pointed towards Japan. Japan was a city that would fight to the very end, and if needed fight to the very last man. The people of Ja...
  • Atomic Bombs
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    Why did the Americans drop the Atomic Bomb The atomic bombs dropped on Hiroshima and Nagasaki in 1945 killed hundreds of thousands of Japanese people. To this day, people still speculate why President Truman made the decision to drop the first bomb on Hiroshima on the fateful early-morning of August 6th, a bomb which caused horrific deaths and appalling radiation sickness that would last for many years to come. It has been quoted that from only the effects of the Hiroshima bomb, over 200,000 peo...
  • Atomic Bomb On Japanese Cities
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    THE ATOMIC BOMBING OF HIROSHIMA AND NAGASAKI WAS IT NECESSARY Christopher Philippi HS-102 May 3, 1999 On August 6 and 9, 1945, the only atomic bombs ever used in warfare were dropped on the Japanese cities of Hiroshima and Nagasaki. The mass destruction and numerous deaths caused by those bombs ultimately put an end to World War II. Was this the only way to end the war, however Could this killing of innocent Japanese citizens had been avoided and the war still ended quickly. This paper will go i...
  • Atomic Bomb On Hiroshima
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    The Bomb That Rocked the World On the tiny island of Tinian, the morning silence of August 6, 1945, was broken by the colossal roar of the engines of the B-29 Super fortress, the Enola Gay preparing for takeoff. Colonel Paul W. Tibbets prepared himself and his crew for the most historic flight of their lives. Neither Colonial Tibbets nor the rest of the men on board knew exactly to where they would be flying. What they did know was that the bomb they were about to deliver would change the world ...
  • Two Atomic Bombs On Two Japanese Cities
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    Einstein first told president Roosevelt about the tremendous power of fused uranium in the late 1930's. Soon after this news from Einstein the atom bomb was built and tested. With bombs ready, Truman is faced with a decision. America is in the middle of World War II with no end in sight. He decides to deploy two atomic bombs on two Japanese cities. Hiroshima and Nagasaki were the two fateful cities. The atomic bombs give relief to America because it ends the war. Even though America wins the war...
  • Atomic Bombing
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    In August of 1945 nuclear weapons were exploded upon the people of Hiroshima and Nagasaki in Japan. Following these atomic bombings, Japan surrendered. But were the atomic bombings necessary to save Allied lives and end Japan's threat to world peace while avoiding a deadly invasion of the Japanese mainland? The Germans surrendered to the Americans on May 8th, 1945. President Truman wanted to end World War II in the Pacific as quickly as possible. After a hard fought war we had pushed the Japanes...
  • Atomic Bomb On Japan
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    At the end of WWI, the defeated Germans and their allies were forced to sign the Treaty of Versailles. This treaty, which imposed harsh reparatory fees on the defeated nations and crippled their economies, but also gave rise to the League of Nations, was never signed by the United States. When Hitler took power in Germany, he repeatedly violated the treaty, but since the countries of Europe were so devastated from World War I, the League chose to practice appeasement instead of stopping the tyra...
  • Dropping Of The Atomic Bomb On Japan
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    TheA bomb The Atomic Bomb The Second World War ended with the dropping of the Atomic Bomb on Japan. Prior to dropping the bombs on Hiroshima and Nagasaki, the Americans had considered the possibility of defeating Japan by invading the islands. Today many argue over whether or not the Americans should have taken such a drastic measure. The consequences of this action were massive and intense. Millions of people were killed or injured instantly due to the impact of the Atomic Bomb and the radiatio...
  • Atomic Bomb And The Fat Man
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    The History of the Atomic Bomb Blow, Micheal (New York 1968) pp. 64 The Atomic bomb has always been a very interesting topic of discussion at my house. All I would think about every time I heard something on television or heard anything about nuclear weapons was what exactly was the MANHATTON PROJECT. I had other questions as well, like what makes the bombs explode, and exactly what was its devastating affects? I also wondered what is the difference between the Little Boy atomic bomb and the Fat...

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