The First Atomic Bomb Attacks on Hiroshima and Nagasaki – BlogsSoft

The First Atomic Bomb Attacks on Hiroshima and Nagasaki - BlogsSoft

                         The United States exploded two atomic bombs over two Japanese cities of Hiroshima and Nagasaki on 6 and 9 August 1945, respectively. These two atomic bomb attacks killed between 129,000 and 226,000 people, most of them civilians, and remain the only use of nuclear weapons in armed quarrels.

Who dropped the bombs?

Both the United States and Russia were involved in WWII, so it’s not like there was a single group of people responsible for dropping the first atomic bombs. But two groups were very much involved with the development of nuclear weapons: the Manhattan Project and the Soviet Union. The Manhattan Project was a secret research project that developed an atomic bomb for use by the US military during WWII. The USSR helped fund this project but did not participate in any way in its development. The Manhattan Project ended up being successful, but the production of more nuclear weapons stopped when WW2 ended. This is because President Truman had decided that using nuclear weapons was not worth fighting over in Europe since it would result in too many civilian casualties.

When did the first bomb drop?

            The first atomic bomb, “Little Boy,” was dropped on Hiroshima, Japan, on the morning of August 9th, 1945. It was dropped by the United States Army Air Forces on board a B-29 aircraft named Enola Gay during World War II. The bomb was 1.8 metric tons (2.1 short tons) and was dropped from an altitude of 31,500 feet (9,900 m). The bomb exploded with an energy equivalent to 11 kilotons of TNT. The bombing of Hiroshima killed 80,000 people (half of whom were civilians) and injured another 40,000 people. The city had been designated as a military target because it was the only major city in Japan without air raid shelters for its citizens; it also had no anti-aircraft defenses whatsoever.
                    The second atomic bomb, “Fat Man,” was dropped on Nagasaki, Japan three days later on August 9th, 1945 by the United States Navy’s Task Force 58 aircraft carrier USS Indianapolis (CA-35). It exploded with an energy equivalent to 14 kilotons of TNT. At least 40% of those killed by this explosion were non-combatants. This atomic bomb attack killed 65,000 people. Both cities were destroyed in the process.

What happened when it hit?

The atomic bombs that hit Hiroshima and Nagasaki were the most destructive weapons ever used in combat. More people were killed by these bombs than died in the entire war combined. The destructive power of these bombs was so great that they had a devastating effect on the environment, almost immediately decimating the food supply and causing widespread famine. The aftermath of these attacks caused widespread damage to buildings, infrastructure, and vegetation. The area around Hiroshima was devastated, with some estimates putting the death toll at 140,000 people or more; approximately 73% of them being civilians. In Nagasaki, there were an estimated 74,000 fatalities (about 5-6%). These numbers are staggering considering that only about 240 American soldiers died during WWII. It’s easy to see why many people believe nuclear warfare killed millions more than it did save lives; these weapons made war a total nightmare for everyone involved.

How big was the blast?

                      The first atomic bomb blast was on August 6, 1945. The bombs were dropped from an American B-29 bomber, and the explosive force was equivalent to more than 20,000 tons of TNT. The bomb was 1.8 metric tons (2.1 short tons) and was dropped from an altitude of 31,500 feet (9,900 m). The bomb exploded with an energy equivalent to 11 kilotons of TNT. The blast created a fireball that reached around 20 meters high and killed 80,000 people immediately. 
                      The second atomic bomb was dropped on Nagasaki. The second atomic bomb was equivalent to 1,500 kilotons of TNT. That’s more than 13 tons per second (3,000 pounds per square inch). If it all went off at once, that would have been enough to destroy most buildings for a few minutes–including almost every car there was! Most people didn’t die immediately from radiation sickness but became malnourished or starved until they died later when their bodies recovered. Thousands of civilians got sick as well; thousands fewer survivors lost control over bodily functions like breathing and kidney function. The whole thing could last several weeks if one worked up into killing mode. The second atomic bomb attack on Nagasaki exploded with an energy equivalent to 14 kilotons of TNT.

Deaths and injuries

In this article, we will focus on the deaths and injuries in Hiroshima and Nagasaki after the attack. Hiroshige was a city in the south of Honshu, which had a population of about 190,000 people at the time of the attack. The city was also home to an important military base that was used as part of plans to invade Okinawa. Hiroshige was mostly destroyed by fire and blast waves from the bombs dropped on Hiroshima and Nagasaki. The Urakami Valley district in Nagasaki was home to most of Nagasaki’s industrial centers and port facilities. This area suffered severe damage from both blast waves from the bomb attacks and fires set off by leaking fuel tanks at power plants in what is now called Peace Park (Nagasaki Peace Memorial Museum). Many people who lived near these sites died from burns from flash burns or high levels of radiation exposure from nuclear fallout in addition to direct injuries due to falling debris or flying shrapnel from explosions such as those from bombs dropped on other cities nearby like Kokura.
                  The atomic bombs that were dropped on Hiroshima and Nagasaki were the first ever used in warfare. The attack killed over 200,000 people and injured thousands more. Both cities were completely flattened by the blast. Buildings, vehicles, and even people were blown apart. There was no way to escape from the force of the explosions. In fact, many people died from burns or radiation sickness immediately after they were hit by the bombs.
                 The first atomic attack killed 80,000 people immediately. The bomb also injured another 70,000 people. After the bomb was dropped on Hiroshima, Nagasaki’s population of 350,000 were forced to evacuate their homes and relocate to temporary shelters. Of these people, 40,000 did not survive the evacuation process or died after being relocated to other cities or prefectures. The Japanese government was able to identify the location of the bombs’ origin to determine who had dropped them on Hiroshima and Nagasaki—the United States government. This information was kept secret until 1992 when they released it publicly as part of an apology for war crimes committed during World War II.

Reconstruction takes place

After the atomic bombs were dropped on Hiroshima and Nagasaki, Japan, many people were left homeless and in need of medical aid. The Japanese government was not prepared to deal with the aftermath of this event. They did not have enough doctors or supplies to help all of their citizens. Many people died due to a lack of medical care, but many survivors lived through the attack and still needed help. The United States government decided they would send help to the Japanese people to rebuild their country after the war ended. They sent food, medicine, and money so that these people could buy what they needed from American companies instead of having it delivered by American soldiers at great expense.”
               After being hit with an atomic bomb, Japan was left devastated. The country was in a state of shock, terror, and despair. The people of Japan were faced with an overwhelming task: how do we rebuild our homes? How do we rebuild our lives? How do we rebuild our country? Many citizens were displaced from their homes and continued to live in makeshift shelters for months after the attacks. They had no choice but to begin rebuilding their lives and their communities as soon as possible. The government took charge of reconstructing everything from schools to hospitals and even businesses. A huge portion of the Japanese GDP was dedicated to rebuilding everything that had been damaged or destroyed by the attack. However, there were still many people who could not return home because it was too dangerous due to radiation exposure or other hazards such as fires caused by explosions or burning debris from buildings collapsing on top of people trapped inside them.”
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Lesson learned 

                 The atomic bomb attacks on the city of Hiroshima and Nagasaki were the first time that a nuclear weapon was used in war. The bombings were carried out by the US military, targeting both cities simultaneously.
                The greatest impact of these attacks was felt by those who were closest to ground zero. Thousands of people died immediately, as well as thousands more who would die within weeks or months from radiation sickness and other injuries caused by the blasts.
                The bombing of Nagasaki also had a significant psychological impact on many Japanese citizens, who lived through experiencing the effects of an atomic bomb firsthand. Many Japanese people still suffer from post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD).
                Many lessons can be learned about how to prevent nuclear disasters such as these from happening again in our world today. For example, there should be more international cooperation between countries that have nuclear weapons capabilities, so that there is less chance of any conflict between them over this issue alone.

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