Essay On Hiroshima Bombing

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The U.S. Bombing on the Hiroshima city is always looked as an event that happened in the United States’ history and not a mistake made by the U.S. However, the approximation of 140,000 people that died, the still present image of destruction, and the emotional and physical side effects left behind say something differently. The bombing on Hiroshima and Nagasaki was not really necessary in history, the present, or even in the future of the U.S. There have been many wars, battles, and events in history such as: WW I, WW II, Napoleonic Wars, and the American Civil war, yet the most important event was the U.S. Bombing on city of Hiroshima, Japan. Hiroshima is a city within the country of japan. It was once a center of transportation, education,…show more content…
This bomb was designed to bring an end to the current World War II by scaring the Japanese into an absolute surrender. Paul Tibbets, general in the United States air force, flew the plane that carried the bomb weighing several tons. The plane B-29 was named Enola Gay and the bomb was named “little boy.” When little boy was released into the air, there was only one way that everyone would know the capability of this bomb. The communication and radars at the time in Hiroshima were not working so well, which made the attack unpredictable and as a bind spot for the Japanese. On that Monday morning of August 6, at 8 a.m., the little boy was dropped from a high altitude and became history in Japan and in the United States. An estimate of about 140,000 people died from this bombing all because the U.S. wanted to show the world the power of one of these bombs and scare the Japanese into surrender. A simple demonstration of what the capability of little boy was took 140,000 lives within a day. This was an unnecessary bombing for the simple fact that Hiroshima itself had not done something like that in such a large scale. The U.S. has always wanted to be above everyone else, and with this bomb they proved that, yet they also proved that human lives don’t matter if death is the

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