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Atomic Essay

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On August 6th, 1945, at 8:15 Japan time, the United States dropped an atomic bomb named “Little Boy” on Hiroshima, Japan. Little Boy was dropped from the Enola Gay, from 31,000ft and detonated at 1,900ft above Hiroshima. Dropping the atomic bomb destroyed the city, ruined and negatively changed people’s lives, and killed thousands of people. Some say it was necessary to drop it because of the lives it saved. It didn’t save lives. It was unnecessary to drop the atomic bomb because of the amount of destruction and lives it ruined.
The atomic bomb caused a lot of unnecessary destruction when it was dropped on Hiroshima. It had destroyed houses and work buildings in Hiroshima, such as the ...view middle of the document...

There was no need to have the lives of the Hibakusha altered, and since many were lethargic from radiation poisoning, they had trouble getting jobs. Hibakusha translates to “atomic bomb victim”, they were the living people affected by the bomb. They would probably have had normal lives if the atomic bomb had not dropped.
The bomb killed thousands of people from the initial explosion and later from radiation poisoning. There were roughly 350,000 citizens in Hiroshima, and 70,000 people died from the blast. Another 70,000 people died within five years from radiation poisoning. Radiation poisoning was a debilitating disease, which could end in death in some cases. With a normal air raid anywhere from 200 to 500 people would die from the air raid bombs. There were approximately 400 times more deaths than necessary due to the atomic bomb. One-fifth of the population of Hiroshima did not need to die. There would have been less carnage and death if the atomic bomb hadn’t been dropped.
Some claim it was necessary to drop the atomic bomb because it saved lives and ended the war. The only lives the atomic bomb saved was American and Allied lives. The atomic bomb ended the war quickly with Japan realizing the strength of it. Though the atomic bomb saved American lives the bomb did not save lives in general. It did end the war. However, the war was coming to an end.
The amount of lives lost would have been the same if they continued with the war. The atomic bomb killed hundreds of thousands of civilians. The war would have killed roughly the same number of soldiers and civilians throughout the end of...

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