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Atomic Bomb recap

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America’s decision to drop the Atomic bomb

Japan was upset that the United States was helping other nations but theirs. So to retaliate Japan bombed Pearl Harbor, Americas navel base. Before America dropped the bomb they gave Japan a chance to surrender but japan didn’t meet the time period America wanted. America then dropped an atomic bomb on Japan on August 6, 1945. An atomic bomb is a weapon that can cause mass destruction. It destroyed Hiroshima and Nagasaki completely, many lives were lost. There were also diseases exposed to the nation of Japan. According to Truman “ they have been repaid many fold and the end is yet to come “. Before dropping the bomb America knew its strength. According to President Truman “ that bomb has more power then 20,00 TNT’s”. America continued to produce bombs and develop other dangerous weapons. America spent about 2 billion dollars making atomic bombs and weapons.

During WWII Truman forced all Japanese people who lived in America to evacuate from their homes and to relocate to another area. Truman felt that if the Japanese were to stay in America they would betray the nation and help Japan. After the war Truman let the Japanese people go back to their homes. Once they got there all their homes we foreclosed. WWII also helped America get out of the Great Depression. The War created jobs for the unemployed, which also helped them get back on their feet. The influence WWII had on America is eternal; America will never forget what Truman did. Truman helped them out of their depression.

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Japan marks 68th anniversary of bombing

Japan marks 68th anniversary of bombing | WW2: Decision to use the atomic bomb | Scoop.it
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Japan has marked 68 years since the atomic bomb dropped on Hiroshima and Nagasaki. The US dropped 2 bombs 3 days apart in Japan. Even though Japan is faced with other problems at this time, the ceremony still went  forth. The Japanese are still struggling with safety hazards due to the effects of the Atomic bomb dropping. Japan is still suffering from the atomic bomb 68 years later. I wonder if the diseased exposed back when the atomic bomb dropped still exist now.

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▶ Hiroshima: Dropping the Bomb - YouTube

Hear first-hand accounts from the air and ground, re-telling every memory from the day the world first witnessed the horrors of atomic warfare. Watch more Hi...
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When America dropped the atomic bomb on Hiroshima no warnings were given. One Japanese man said he knew it was an American plane but he thought they were just passing by. Most people in Japan were going along as if it was a regular day. One of the American men flying said he the bomb took approximately 45 seconds to drop from the plane carrying it (Enola Gay) to Japan. The Atomic Bomb destroyed Hiroshima and Nagasaki.

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The bombing of Hiroshima and Nagasaki (Website 1)

The bombing of Hiroshima and Nagasaki (Website 1) | WW2: Decision to use the atomic bomb | Scoop.it
On August 6, 1945 the US dropped an atomic bomb ("Little Boy") on Hiroshima in Japan. Three days later a second atomic bomb ("Fat Man") was dropped on...
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America attacked Japan on August 6, 1945. They dropped two bombs “little boy” & “ Fat man” on Hiroshima and on Nagasaki. America tried to rush the surrendering process between them and Japan to minimize the American casualties. The bomb was dropped so the U.S could see the effect of their creation. Once America dropped the bombs, New Mexico also decided to drop a bomb on Japan on July 25.

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ATOMIC BOMB: DECISION (Hiroshima-Nagasaki) (Website 3)

ATOMIC BOMB: DECISION (Hiroshima-Nagasaki) (Website 3) | WW2: Decision to use the atomic bomb | Scoop.it
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This website was most informative. America knew the bomb was powerful before they dropped in on Japan. The government didn’t even notify the creators that they were going to drop the bomb on Japan. In my opinion America dropped the bomb on Japan, to show all the other nations that they were superior.

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How Many Nuclear Weapons Does the US Have? Don't Ask a Congressman

How Many Nuclear Weapons Does the US Have? Don't Ask a Congressman | WW2: Decision to use the atomic bomb | Scoop.it
What does Congress know about nukes? (From Global Zero on Vimeo)  As it turns out, some members of Congress don’t know how many nuclear weapons the United States has. Nukes are back in the news this week after President Obama renewed his call to significantly cut the U.S. arsenal, telling a crowd in Berlin Wednesday that he wants to reduce deployed U.S. and Russian nukes by one-third. Global Zero, a group that promotes eliminating all nuclear weapons, asked a few lawmakers how many nukes are in the U.S. stockpile. Some said they didn’t know; others gave inaccurate numbers. The above…
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America now has more nuclear weapons or do they ? When this question came about members of congress didn’t know. According to Global Zero the US has 7,700 nuclear weapons. The department of defense said that in 2012 that the US had 5,113. My concern is why is the safety of our country classified ? shouldn't we as Americans have the right to know , i think so.

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US nearly detonated atomic bomb over North Carolina – secret document

US nearly detonated atomic bomb over North Carolina – secret document | WW2: Decision to use the atomic bomb | Scoop.it
Exclusive: Journalist uses Freedom of Information Act to disclose 1961 accident in which one switch averted catastrophe
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President Harry Truman announces the Bombing of Hiroshima - YouTube

President Harry Truman announces to the world the dropping of the Atomic Bomb on Hiroshima Japan. Excerpt taken from Great Speeches Volume 12 from Educationa...
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Truman went public with the attack on Japanese lands. "That bomb has more power then 20,000 tons of TNT" according to Truman". He then goes on to say that the Japanese started it by bombing Americas Navel base , Pearl Harbor. Truman says "They have been repaid many fold and the end is yet to come". A new bomb has been produced and an even stronger one is being developed. America spend 2 billion dollars on the production on these bombs.

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Destructive Effects (Website 2)

Destructive Effects (Website 2) | WW2: Decision to use the atomic bomb | Scoop.it
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Thousands of people died during and after the bombing in Japan. Hiroshima had the total of 42,000–93,000 deaths. Nagasaki had the total of 60,000–70,000 deaths. Some suffered from illnesses such as leukemia, thyroid cancer, breast cancer, lung cancer etc. Others were left with the scars from Hiroshima. Keloids, flesh burns, A-bomb cataracts & unhealed scares were very common. 

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