Bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki Essay

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Hiroshima. Nagasaki. From the bombing of Pearl Harbor to D-day, the bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki will be a triumph for the US by nuclear achievements and ending a war, but a tragedy for the all of the innocent Japanese victims. I decided to research this topic because I was interested in what happened in World War Two and wanted to learn more about this special occurrence. I believe this topic is important in history because when we need to make a decision of war, where thousands maybe millions of lives are at risk to prevent even more from being ended or even destroyed from the effects of it, we may look at this event and make a decision that will change history forever.
The war in Europe soon affected Asia. Although it was not
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On July 24, Vichy France agreed to allow Japanese troops into southern Indochina. Unlike Japan’s earlier demands, this didn’t seem to have anything to do with the war in China. Instead, it seemed to the United States and to Britain and the Netherlands, too that Japan was planning to move against Indonesia, British Malaya, and perhaps the Philippines.
On November 26, 1941, a great Japanese fleet began a 2,800-mile voyage across the Pacific. It included four battleships, two heavy cruisers, ten destroyers, and two-dozen long-range submarines. All of these warships had a single purpose: to protect the six large aircraft carriers in the fleet. On the carriers were 360 planes, including dive-bombers and planes that were equipped to drop torpedoes designed to operate in shallow water. Their target was Pearl Harbor, the base for the American Pacific fleet, a few miles from Honolulu on the island of Oahu in Hawaii. The fleet stopped about 200 miles from Hawaii and launched its planes on Sunday morning December 7, 1941.Then America was at war. The Japanese attack seemed to have accomplished its purpose. The American Pacific fleet, the only naval force that could interfere with Japan’s plans, was destroyed.1 Atomic research was also ongoing in Great Britain. Frisch, now in exile in Birmingham, England, and another German physicist, Rudolf Peierls, wrote a paper for the British government in the spring of 1940 in which they concluded that an atomic bomb

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