Hiroshima and Nagasaki

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Hiroshima and Nagasaki


April 27 - Target Commitee plans to target Hiroshima and NagasakiJuly 21 - President Truman accepts orders of bombs to be usedAugust 2-Japan is warned about the nuclear weapons about to be usedAugust 6 - Nuclear bomb is dropped on Hiroshima August 9 -Nuclear bomb is dropped on Hiroshimayyyy - Event Nameyyyy - Event Name

Some of the people of Hiroshima and Nagasaki weren't affected by the nuclear bombings but the high radiation dug into their skin and caused cancer later on in their lives. Plants and animals were damaged severely and the japanese soil was poisoned not allowing crops to grow for years.

The Bombing

On July 21st, President Truman agrees to the usage of nuclear weapons on Japan as the target of the bomb was locked in. On August 6th 1945, USA dropped a 5-tonne bomb on Hiroshima. 80,000 people died instantly and the radiation killed about 20,000 people weeks late. 3 days later, another nuclear bomb was dropped on Nagasaki killing nearly 40,000 people. A couple days later, Japan surrenders to USA. Only 150 doctors were in good condition of providing aid to the citizens of Japan. These bombs caused an instant end to the pacific war and the start of a new country in Japan.


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Atomic Bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki


Timeline of 1945

During the final stages of World War 2, two nuclear bombs were dropped on two cities in Japan; Hiroshima and Nagasaki. The occurance of nuclear weapons in warfare has only occured once in wartime. The war in Germany had ended prior when nazi Germany signed its instrument of surrender but the pacific war continued. The original plan of President Truman was to invade Japan and start another battle but Truman was warned by his advisors that any attempt to invade Japan would result in horrific american casualties and that the procedure would take months. As a side plan, they agreed to test these nuclear weapons on the Japanese cities.