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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...
  • Two Atomic Bombs Over Japan
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    DROPPING OF ATOMIC BOMBS President Truman faced a hugely difficult decision when he had to make the choice of whether or not to drop two atomic bombs over Japan. After much thought and consideration on his part, he came to the conclusion that the bombs would be dropped. Hiroshima and Nagasaki were the chosen places, two residential and productive areas of Japan where several innocent civilians lived. Although that may have seemed like the only way to end the war quickly, there could have been an...
  • Conventional Aerial Bomb
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    A bomb is a container filled with an explosive, incendiary matter, or gas that can be dropped, hurled, or set in place to be detonated by an attached exploding device. It may range in design from a homemade device used by terrorists, assassins, or clandestine raiders to a sophisticated weapon of war. The original bomb, an ancestor of the hand-thrown GRENADE, was simple container filled with black powder (see GUNPOWDER), which was set off by a fuse lit by the thrower. In the 16th century, the Dut...
  • First Atomic Bomb On A City
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    Why Did We Drop the First Atomic Bomb Ever since the historical event occurred on August 6 of 1945, when the United States dropped the first atomic bomb on a city, people have asked why. There are different explanations of why the bomb was dropped from historians, from the individuals who made the decision to drop the bomb, and from general populations alike. The atomic bomb was dropped to make the rest of the world aware, especially the Soviet Union, of the United States supremacy. Also little ...
  • Day After The Mass Destruction Of Hiroshima
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    The Bomb Was Dropped Today is the day after the mass destruction of Hiroshima. On Monday, August 6th the first atomic bomb to be used in war fare was dropped. The atomic bomb "Little Boy " as they called it was drooped at approximately 8: 15 am Japanese standard time. The B-29 Bomber "Enola Gay" was the one to have dropped the atomic bomb yesterday which caused mass destruction. When the bomb reached approximately 2,000 feet above the surface it was detonated. Reports say that "Little Boy" cause...
  • Dropping Of The First Atomic Bomb
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    The relevance of the two atomic bombs dropped on Hiroshima and Nagasaki was that it ended World War II, which is the main goal of the any war so yes, it was necessary. The two bombs dropped might convince the Japanese any further resistance was futile, which worked. After the bombings, there were rumors of Japanese ready to surrender the next few day which claimed to make the two bombings "unnecessary". The generally accepted view that the Japanese would fight to the very end put that rumor at a...
  • Atomic Bomb On Japan
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    The Right Choice On August 6, 1945, at 8: 15 the American plane The Enola Gay changed history forever. The plane dropped the first atomic bomb over the city of Hiroshima, Japan in a successful effort to ended World War II. The question on whether or not such a powerful attack was necessary to end the war has often been asked. I believe that America was made the right decision in dropping the atomic bomb on Japan. The attack was the only way possible for America to win the war, while sparing thou...
  • Horror Of Bombing Civilian Areas
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    Why drop the bomb on Hiroshima. There are lots of arguments for and against dropping the bomb's on Hiroshima and Nagasaki. Since the day that that monumental event took place people have debated whether the U.S.A. should have drooped the bombs on Hiroshima and Nagasaki. Opinions on whether it was right or wrong differ, an absolutist might say that you are killing so it is wrong. But and a relativist would say that in the long run you would be saving thousands of lives both civilian and military....
  • First Atomic Bomb
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    The United States' decision to drop the atomic bomb was intended to intimidate and keep the Soviet Union from invading Japan, but was also to end the war. Even without the atomic bomb, the Japanese empire would have collapsed. The United States, however, did not want to let the Soviet Union enter the war and invade Japan in order to spread communism. Before the atomic bomb, the US had already developed plans for the invasion of Japan. Therefore, there is great speculation that the bomb was dropp...
  • Dropping The Atomic Bomb On Hiroshima
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    THE ATOMIC BOMB The United States entered World War Two after the Japanese bombed Pear Harbor on December 7, 1941. After four years of war, and the death of hundreds of thousands of people across the world, an end of the war was necessary. In hopes of achieving this, US President Harry Truman ordered the bombing of Japan with a secret weapon, "the little boy". On August 6th, 1945, US pilot Colonel Paul W. Tibbets flying a B-29 named after his mother, Enola Gay, dropped the first atomic bomb on H...
  • Atomic Bomb Over The City Of Hiroshima
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    On the quiet morning of August 6, 1945, the United States shocked the world by dropping an atomic bomb over the city of Hiroshima, Japan. Hiroshima was a major industrial city with an estimated population of almost 400,000 people. A B-29 bomber was loaded with the Atomic Bomb and left the United States Pacific air base at around 2: 45 a.m. local time and dropped the bomb at around 8: 15 a.m. The bomb was detonated one minute after being dropped. The atomic bomb, nicknamed 'Little Boy', which was...
  • Atomic Bombs Dropped On Japan
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    Atomic Bombs Dropped on Japan, Justified? On August 6th and 9th of 1945 U.S. bombers dropped atomic bombs on the Japanese cities of Hiroshima and Nagasaki, causing utter destruction and many deaths. These bombs were dropped as the Pacific battles of World War II were coming to an end. Soon after Japan surrendered, ending the war. But, was the use of atomic warfare necessary? Was it too harsh and cruel to the Japanese? The first question was whether or not to drop a bomb. The effects of atomic wa...
  • Atomic Bomb On Japan
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    Dropping "The Bomb" Towards the end of WWII America was faced with a dilemma. The Japanese had bombed Pearl Harbor using Kamikaze pilots and were showing no signs of regret for it or any signs of not continuing these kinds of attacks. Through these actions they were also showing the world that they had no fear or respect for the American people. With both the devastating effects of Pearl Harbor, the largest most deadliest attack ever on American soil, and the Japanese's blatant disrespect for th...
  • Use Of The Atomic Bomb
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    The Decision to Drop the Bomb Our century has been dominated by a continuing expansion of military knowledge, but perhaps the weapon which had the most impact was the atomic bomb. It ended a world war, and inspired many to search of the secret of atomic weaponry. The A-bomb has inspired much controversy. From the time it was first dropped, to the present, people have been discussing if the bomb should have been used or not. It is my opinion that bomb should have been dropped. Karl T. Compton, wh...
  • Lives Of Many Japanese
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    TO BOMB OR NOT TO BOMB This report is to discuss the dropping of the nuclear bombs on Hiroshima and Nagasaki to end World War II. Many people believe that this was the only way to get Emperor Hirohito of Japan to surrender to the United States. Some believe that there were other reasons for dropping the bombs. A couple of those reasons were for revenge on Pearl Harbor and to show the world that we had the power to destroy any country that wanted to intrude on the United States. One of the main r...
  • 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 Bomb On Hiroshima And Nagasaki
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    Truman's decision to drop the atomic bomb on Hiroshima and Nagasaki was the right thing to do. The Japanese where stubborn and wouldn't give up and there was no telling on how long war could go on for. Japan refused to surrender and said they wouldn't give up until the last man was standing. So America had to do something. They dropped the atomic bomb and this made Japan think again. They saw the death and destruction that it caused to both Hiroshima and Nagasaki and decided to surrender. The dr...
  • Use Of The Atomic Bomb
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    In 1945, an atomic bomb was dropped on Hiroshima and followed by another on Nagasaki a few days later ending WWII. President Truman's decision to use the bombs is often criticized by many. Some historians say that the bomb was necessary and others strongly debate the issue. Many researchers say that they atomic bombs were not necessary. They argue that there were alternatives to the bomb such as "naval blockade, modifications of the unconditional surrender terms, conventional bombing, and waitin...
  • Japan And Fight Hand
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    Dear Editor Chris Satullo, I am writing to you on the topic of whether or not we should have dropped the atomic bomb on Japan in World War Two. My beliefs on this subject are very strong. I am deffintely in favor of the atomic bomb being dropped on Japan. Thus ending the war between the Allies and Japan. I believe it was the most effiecent way of dealing with Japan. Our two major options were to: ONE: actualy go into japan and fight hand to hand combat, or TWO: warn Japan of what we have, and if...
  • Devastating Bomb
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    Atomic Bomb This report is about the Atomic Bomb, what it demolished, and what were different opinions on the war. Of course there were many different opinions, ranging from we didn't have to do it. To it was the only thing that seemed possible to get the war stopped. And others wonder why it had to be over civilian homes and work places. Roosevelt knew all about the bomb. The bomb was under a top-secret name called. THE MANHATTEN PROJECT! Albert Einstein and other nuclear physicists persuaded R...

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