Argumentative Essay Atomic Bomb

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Alana Hiltz ___. Pieper _____ 8 June 2015 Atomic Bomb Essay “Now I become death, the destroyer of worlds,” Oppenheimer. On 6 August 1945, at approximately 8:15am, The United States dropped an atomic bomb on the city of Hiroshima. Two-thirds of Hiroshima was destroyed. Three days later on August 9, The United States dropped a second bomb on Nagasaki. These two atomic bombs killed around 120 000 people instantly, and roughly 100 000 died dragged out deaths as a result of radiation poisoning. Over 50% of these people were innocent civilians. Six days after the bombing of Nagasaki, Japan surrendered and World War II had finally ended. This was the first time an atomic bomb had been dropped from a plane and remains the only nuclear attack in history.…show more content…
The actions they took to do so are inexcusable. The U.S were only concerned about their American citizens, not much thought was put into how it would affect the Japanese people. Prior to the bombs being dropped, there was talk about using the bomb specifically for targeting military objective. This would mean that the civilians around the target area would be warned before the bombing. However, due to the Americans selfish ways, they worried that any warning of the weapons usage would undermine them if the bomb failed to work. More simply stated, they did not want to look weak or foolish if anything had gone…show more content…
These people were helpless and should not have had to go through the pain they went through. The survivors will always remember the horrific images, “ The appearance of people was… well, they had no hair because their hair was burned, at a glance you couldn’t tell whether you were looking at them from in front or in back… and their skin – not only on their hands, but on their faces ad bodies too – hung down… Many of them died along the road – I can still picture them in my mind – like walking ghosts.” What these people had to go through is unimaginable. Many people were crushed in their homes and in buildings, while others died weeks after from internal injuries, burns, and radiation

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