Decision to drop the atomic bomb
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today's effect 1:Children of the Atomic Bomb

today's effect 1:Children of the Atomic Bomb | Decision to drop the atomic bomb | Scoop.it
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the atomic bomb affected some of the people in hiroshima and some of the effects are still visible today even. some of the people were affected genetically, and now there children are experiencing deformities that will continue on for generations. these people are called the "children of the atomic bomb". today the united states' stockpile contains 2,400 megatons. that's equal to 159,000 hiroshima cities. wow

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website #3, stimsons notes.

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This website taught me that some people were against the use of the bomb. Some people thought that it wasn’t necessary. And also showed how they decided if they were gonna use it. I learned that henry l stimson made an article over the subject. Alber Einstein made the bomb.

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website #2, The Decision to Drop the Bomb [ushistory.org]

website #2, The Decision to Drop the Bomb [ushistory.org] | Decision to drop the atomic bomb | Scoop.it
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I learned that in total, about 170,000 people died from the bomb. There was a second bomb dropped on Nagasaki. It took 8 days after that for japan to surrender. People argue that japan was on its knees and that the bombings were not necessary. Sparked a huge argument over nuclear war

 

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today's effect 2: the atomic bomb

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the nuclear bomb was equivalent to 15,000 tons of TNT. seeing as that is a large explosion, people feared this sort of power would fall into the wrong hands. because of the fear of the atomic bomb, it has not been used since ww2. the atomic bomb made others consider the united states a military super power. everyone fears that weapons these days will be so advanced that they can take out entire countrys.

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website #1, Use the Atomic Bomb

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This website tought me that president Truman was in office at the time, and he decided to use the bomb. There were several scientist that were all racing one another to produce the bomb. Germany, and America were “neck and neck” to achieve the bomb. The bomb was never really ensured to work because it was never really tested. June 16 they decided there was no practical way to end the war.

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