Inquiry Project

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by eDong
Last updated 6 years ago

Discipline:
Social Studies
Subject:
World War II
Grade:
11

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Inquiry Project

• To end the war as quickly as possible with the fewest U.S. casualties. (TOP PRIORITY)•To justify the cost of the Manhattan Project•To impress the Soviets•A lack of incentives not to use the bomb•Responding to Pearl Harbor

Why Hiroshima&Nagaski?

Aug. 6, 1945- Bombing of Hiroshima(Little Boy)Aug. 9, 1945 - Bombing of Nagasaki(Fat Man)

Hirohima-2nd Army Headquarters was located-commanded the defense of all of Southern Japan-communications center, a storage point, and an assembly area for troops-high population of 255,000 people Nagasaki-many industries located in the city ->Ordnance, ships, military equipment, and other war materials were produced -high population of 195,000

Health Effects

•First two weeks: burns from rays and flames, and trauma from blast and falling structures.•3rd week through 8th week: symptoms of damages like loss of hair, anemia, loss of white cells, and bleeding by radioactive rays (10% were fatal)•3rd and 4th months: secondary injuries of disfiguration, severe scar formations , blood abnormalities, sterility , and psychosomatic disorders•Now: many are still suffering from the remaining effects like leukemia, A-bomb cataracts, and cancers of thyroid, breast, lungs, salivary glands, birth defects, mental retardation, and fears of birth defects in their children

Social Effects

-Broken families-A-Bomb orphans-Orphaned elderly-90% of mediccal personels in Hiroshima and Nagasaki were dead or disabled by the atomic bomb. (no medical care)-Decreased population(more than 262020 ppl)-taking photos of the victims were prohibited

Why did US drop the bomb?

Timeline

Did the bomb create effects that US were looking for?

Marked thermal burns on soldier exposed within 1 km of ground zero. His waist was protected by a thick waist band. (Impact, p. 96, Plate 22)

Exposed skin of a woman seared by intense heat was blown away by fierce wave (but white blouse deflected the intense heat). Most of those suffering severe burns over more than 20% of their bodies died on the spot or a short time later.

What were the effects of atomic bomb?

Yes, they did. Even though they had many reasons of dropping the bomb, their main goal was to end the war with minimal US casualties. Because they dropped the bomb in Japan, which is very far away from US, US did end the war with minimal injuries of US soldiers.


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