On August 6, 75 years ago when The United States became the first and only country in the world to use atomic weapons on human civilization. In the Japanese city of Hiroshima approximately 80,000 people were killed as a direct result of the blast and another 35,000 were injured. At least another 60,000 would were dead by the end of the year from the effects of the fallout and thousands others were disabled and developed strange illnesses due to radiation.
It was today on August 6 when United States becomes the first and only country to use atomic bomb on human civilization. Japanese city of Hiroshima approximately 80,000 people were killed as a direct result of the blast, and another 35,000 were injured. At least another 60,000 would be dead by the end of the year from the effects of the fallouts and thousands of others were disabled and developed strange illnesses due to radiation.
Though the dropping of the atomic bomb on Japan marked the end of World War II, many historians argue that it also ignited the Cold War.
Since 1940, the United States had been working on developing an atomic weapons, after having been warned that Nazi Germany was already conducting research into nuclear weapons. By the time the United States conducted the first successful test. Dropping an atomic bomb on Germany wasn’t a good idea. After all it was Europe and Europe didn’t want to murder Europe by making it an experiment ground of new weapon. So, U.S president Harry Truman, at the time ran a full campaign before making Japan guinea pig of their new experiment. U.S government ran full time debates warning public that any attempt to invade Japan would result in horrific American casualties, ordered that the new weapon be used to bring the war to a speedy end so they decided to take it on Japanese civilians.
The first bomb which dropped its blast was equivalent to the power of 15,000 tons of TNT reduced Japanese city to ruins and immediately killed 80,000 people including anything that was alive in the city. Tens of thousands more died in the following weeks from wounds and radiation poisoning. Three days later, another bomb was dropped on the city of Nagasaki, killing nearly another 40,000 more people. Now lets for a moment turn the table and look at it from Japanese side. If Japan drops two nuclear bombs on Los Angeles and Washington killing thousands of innocent Americans. Japan later says, they only did it for good. Would it be acceptable and justified? We should all ask ourselves if we are honest enough to ourselves to come up with an accurate and unbiased answer.