Essay The Atomic Bomb On Hiroshima And Nagasaki

2187 Words Apr 17th, 2016 9 Pages
Codenamed the “Manhattan Project,” the atomic bomb dropped on Hiroshima and Nagasaki at the end of World War 2 was the single-biggest military construction project in history (The Atomic Bombings, n.d.). Responsible for approximately 200,000 casualties, the atomic bomb left a path of total destruction and devastation in these two major Japanese cities (The Atomic Bombings, n.d.). It was the only time nuclear weapons had been used on civilization, which gave us a true idea of what the effects of a nuclear war would be like. Based on studies conducted when it happened, and studies conducted recently, scientist have found a lot of information about the effects a nuclear war would have on our society, environment, and potentially the end of the world as we know it. We have learned a lot of information from World War 2 and the actions of The United States of America. Could we have learned this information without the bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki? I theory is, we probably could have. However, the atomic bombs dropped on Hiroshima and Nagasaki changed the nature of war on Earth forever.
The majority of the development of the atomic bomb was originally constructed in Britain (Nuclear Bomb of Hiroshima, n.d.). It wasn’t until Japan attacked Pearl Harbor on December 7, 1941 that the United States oversaw development of the nuclear weapons (Nuclear Bomb of Hiroshima, n.d.). It was a race against time for the United States to solve the practical and theoretical problems…

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