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  • Atomic Bomb
    675 words
    FLASH! On august 6, 1945 an atomic bomb was dropped on Hiroshima. Thousands of people died instantly from the initial blast. Others died later because of flash burns and radiation sickness. Those who lived had to move away from their homes and toward the parade grounds and parks. Any doctors that were uninjured had to work nonstop all day and night mending wounds. Some people mysteriously die and others are unrecognizable because of the flash burns covering their bodies. The few people that had ...
  • Bombing On Every August 6 People
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    Hiroshima The United States during the 1930's was interest in making a weapon that was so powerful that it would be feared by the world. Then in 1939 a German-American physicist by the name of Albert Einstein sent a letter to then President Franklin D. Roosevelt about the his new discovery and to warn about it's potential. The U.S. government establish a top secret plan called the Manhattan Project to develop the atomic bomb. By July 16, 1945 the U.S. government had tested the bomb. The U.S. dee...
  • Process Known As Fission
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    The Hydrogen Bomb The history and workings of this massive bomb Back in 1905 Albert Einstein published his special theory of relativity. According to this theory the relation between mass and energy is expressed by the equation E = mc squared, which states that a given mass (m) is associated with an amount of energy (E) equal to this mass multiplied by the square of the speed of light (Encarta). So years later in 1939 two German chemists took this idea and applied it to a uranium atom, which wou...
  • American Bombing Raids Over Japan
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    Atomic Bomb In 1945, two bombs were dropped on Japan, on in Hiroshima and one in Nagasaki. Theses bombs marked the end to the world's largest armed conflict. Despite the ghastly effects of such a weapon, it offered the best choice for a quick and easy defeat of Japan. President Truman, who authorized the use of the atomic bomb, made a wise decision under the circumstances of the war. Fifty years ago this is what people thought. Now many people are starting to find out that there might be more to...
  • Weapons Even Before The First Atomic Bomb
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    NUCLEAR WARFARE Nuclear Weapons are explosive devices made to release nuclear energy. The first atomic bomb, which was tested on July 16, 1945, at Alamogordo, New Mexico, represented a completely new type of artificial explosive. All explosives get their power from the rapid burning or decomposition of some chemical compound. Such chemical processes release only the energy of the outermost electrons in the atom. Nuclear explosives involve energy sources within the core, or nucleus, of the atom. ...
  • Heavy Atomic Bomb Radiation
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    ... the end of 1945, either due to the initial blast or from radiation-related diseases. Circulatory diseases accounted for nearly half of the deaths. Between 1950 and 1990, the studies say that 15,633 deaths had occurred from the other diseases. Also digestive diseases, including liver disease, and respiratory diseases each accounted for about 10% of the total. Studies show that between 140 and 280 deaths had happened form radiation exposure alone. Survivors showed a greater-than-usual incidenc...
  • Use Of The Bomb
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    A Necessary Evil The United States use of the atomic bomb in Hiroshima and Nagasaki changed the face of the world. The bomb notified the world that a new age of atomic energy was upon us. Technology was increasing at such an astronomical rate that new forms of energy were being discovered and put to violent uses. This forced the world to be prepared for the incredible power and responsibility of atomic energy. The Atomic bomb also notified the world of America's superiority in military technolog...
  • 20 Billion For Development And The Bomb
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    The Manhattan Project Winston Churchill, in 1949, was quoted to say that "the advent of the atomic bomb might prove to be the most beneficent development in history precisely because it will make war intolerable". The interesting thing about nuclear war is that it is not merely a question of science, but one of morals and of the ethics of war. Surely, with a result so potentially catastrophic, no one within ethical boundaries could use it. I'm not sure whether Mr. Churchill had it right or if he...
  • First Atomic Bomb In History
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    The Decision to Drop the Bomb It is August 6, 1945. The place is Tinian, an island speck in the South Pacific. At 2: 45 a.m. the evening quiet is abruptly interrupted by the roar of a B-29 bomber as it rumbles down the runway and disappears into the night. Special bombing mission # 13 is underway. A single B-29, nicknamed the Enola Gay, embarks upon a mission which will change the course of history. The Enola Gay will drop the first atomic bomb in history. It was a Monday morning in Hiroshima on...
  • More Powerful Hydrogen Bomb
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    Executive Summary Throughout time, unfortunate differences of opinion between nations have led various cultures and peoples to war. The technological advance of weaponry led researchers and military strategists to the ultimate destructive device ever used: the atomic bomb. Even as the awesome power of the atomic bomb continued to be discovered, research continued on the more powerful hydrogen bomb. Luckily, the hydrogen bomb never proved its power. These devastating weapons changed the face of w...
  • Power Of The Atomic Bomb
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    On August 2nd 1939, just before the beginning of World War II, Albert Einstein wrote to then President Franklin D. Roosevelt. Einstein and several other scientists told Roosevelt of efforts in Nazi Germany to utilize a rare element, U-235, which might in turn be used to build a weapon. This weapon would be capable of power totally beyond the scope of mans' vision. Ironically and sadly, it was shortly thereafter that the United States Government began the serious undertaking known only then as "T...
  • Atomic Bomb Before The War
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    Why did the U.S. use the atomic bomb? The years leading up to World War II and the dropping of the atomic bombs were hectic and disordered, from the rise of Hitler in 1933, U.S. isolationism in 1934, to the death of U.S. President Roosevelt. The war showed no signs of ending and the security and freedom of nations around the world were in danger. Order was nowhere to be found, and the decision to even consider using the atomic bomb was unpreventable. The U.S. used the atomic bomb because it was ...
  • Supporters Of The Atomic Bomb
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    The biggest and bloodiest war ever fought on the face of the earth, World War II, was coming to a deadly end. The allied forces were starting to run out of options and resources. The United States of America decided to unleash the most destructive force they had, the power of the atom. Many supporters of the Atomic Bomb say that even though it killed thousands in Japan, it saved millions more everywhere else. For the number of supporters of the bomb there were that many more skeptics that believ...
  • Robert Oppenheimer
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    Robert Oppenheimer To build a bomb capable of destroying entire cities at once they needed a person with a smart, fast and creative brain. That person was Robert Oppenheimer. Robert Oppenheimer was the brilliant scientist behind the development of the atomic bomb. While atomic bombs kill lots of people, the atomic bomb won the war against the Japanese (World War 2). This helped because we would not have stood a chance attacking the main island on foot. While Robert's name has become synonymous w...
  • First Combat Use Of The Atomic Bomb
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    On July 16, 1945, the United States of America ushered the world into a new era with the successful detonation of an atomic bomb in New Mexico. That era was the nuclear age. Less than a month later, on August 6, 1945, an atomic bomb was dropped on Hiroshima, Japan; the first use of a nuclear weapon against an enemy nation. Most of us know of these basic events, but many do not know of the complicated decisions and scientific breakthroughs that paved the way towards that fateful day in Hiroshima....
  • Nuclear Radiation From An Atomic Bomb Explosion
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    During wartime, horrible atrocities against all of humanity must be dealt with. Crimes against humanity, as never witnessed before, and hopefully to never be seen again, occurred during the course of World War II. America has always, and most likely will always place a high value on American lives. In order to protect these lives and to insure that the world is safe for democracy, American leaders had to make a very tough decision, whether or not to drop the atomic bomb on Japan. This act would ...
  • Atomic Fission Bomb
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    THE HISTORICAL CONTEXT WHICH CONTRIBUTED TO THE DEVELOPMENT OF THE ATOMIC BOMB THE CHAIN REACTION BOMB Atomic bomb imagined The New York Press reports: "New hope for releasing the enormous stores of energy within the atom has arisen from German scientists". World famous Niels Bohr of Copenhagen and Enrico Fermi of Rome, both Nobel prize winners, acclaim this experiment as one of the most important in recent years. Fermi now realized that his new element 93 had been a product of splitting the ura...
  • Atomic Bomb
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    A day that will live in infamy, was what President Franklin D eleanor Roosevelt called December 7, 1941. Although World War II had been going on for quite some time, the U.S. had never wanted to become involved. They signed various peace treaties, such as the Neutrality Acts which stated that the U.S. would not help either side in the war. Although the U.S. was staying neutral, they had done many things to help the allied powers and diminish the possible communist takeover being sought by the ax...
  • One U 235 Atom And The Neutrons
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    The information contained in this file is strictly for academic use alone. Outlaw Labs will bear no responsibility for any use otherwise. It would be wise to note that the personnel who design and construct these devices are skilled physicists and are more knowledgeable in these matters than any layperson can ever hope to be Should a layperson attempt to build a device such as this, chances are's / he would probably kill his / herself not by a nuclear detonation, but rather through radiation exp...
  • First Atomic Bombing Of Hiroshima
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    From: To: Subject: Submit a paper Date: Monday, November 03, 1997 7: 46 PM Title: student Category: History Description: Body of paper: Was The Atomic Bomb Necessary? Thesis: The Atomic Bombs were not necessary. I. Morality A. Hiroshima B. Nagasaki II. Decisions A. Where to drop it B. Did it need to be used? Making of the bomb IV. Public Interviews A. Leo Szilard B. Hiroshi SawachikaV. Should it be used again? Over the years there have been many opinions as well as facts circulated about theatom...

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