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Advantages: The Atomic Bomb stopped the war on 14th of August when Japan finally surrendered. This was necessary as the brutal war costed many lives from both sides. The end of the war saved a lot of money for the countries in war. Also Japan wouldn't surrender otherwise but to defeat US. They thought surrendering was a disgrace to the emperor. They prefered death over surrendering as they created kamikazes (suicide bombers) who weren't afraid of dying. Japan killed people in their army who surrendered. They saw the Potsdam Declaration a sign of weakness and knew US was desperate to end the war. So Japan was planning to end the war by a decisive strike so they could rule the world. The last surrender was 29 years after the war ended. This proved how much the Japanese despised surrendering. If the war continued on, it could lead to the defeat of US as the main army of Japan was barely harmed in the constant struggle between the two countries. Japanese treated Prisoners of War who were captured in Southeast Asia really badly. The prisoners of war were starved and buried alive. Also guards tied prisoners to bamboo to starve them to death. Prisoners were forced to kneel on glass carrying a heavy rock. US's bombing saved the prisoners of war and stopped their suffering. They intimidated and impressed many countries including Soviet Union and Japan. Truman didn't want Japan to become a communist country by Soviet Union. After the Soviet Union defeated Germany, they turned Germany, Hungary, Poland, Bulgaria, Romania into communist countries. They were "ruling" the world. By dropping the bomb, they proved to Russia that they were in the lead. They spent $5 billion dollars in old money to develop the Atomic Bomb. Since they already spent the money for the Atomic Bomb, they used it. If they didn't use it the bomb would become a white elephant. Also war is really expensive to maintain and using something you already "bought" would save money. Truman proved taxpayers that the money was well spent. They haven't bombed Hiroshima before so bombing there would convey US was serious in bombing Japan. If they continued the war, many soldiers and resources of both sides would be used.
Disadvantages: 250,000 innocent people died in total from the two nuclear blasts. Anyone within a kilometer of the explosion became a bundle of smoking black charcoal within seconds. Others in close vicinity died from the 3000C blazing inferno created by the explosion. Those who were still alive writhed in agony from their burns. 70,000 of the 78,000 buildings were destroyed and caused falling debris killing and trapping people. The bombing of Hiroshima caused 70,000 deaths within minutes. People's eyes were melted by looking at the light from the bomb, they died quickly of blood loss. People suffering blood loss and injuries died in less than a week. Later sickness spread and killed many people in a few weeks. The people lucky enough to survive died of radiation sickness in a few months. US just massacred 250,000 innocent people just to defeat Japan. People think it was unnecessary, gruesome and inhumane. Adding to that, the bombs destroyed the land and the environment making the place uninhabitable. Also the wildlife was poisoned by radiation leaking into the soil and killed fish which was the Japanese's food source. Radiation caused a long lasting scar to the environment. Another disadvantage of the bombs was that radiation spreaded easily by the wind or the sea and polluted the sea and countries around Japan. Because of dropping the bomb, US now does not have a special unknown weapon to defend themselves as other countries have already produced nuclear bombs. If an accident happens, the world could break out into a nuclear war which would have an apocalyptic effect on the world, the environment and the population on earth by making it uninhabitable for all life.
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What president dropped the atomic bomb?

President Harry Truman authorised and ordered the dropping of the two atomic bombs. He was following up the plans made under the Roosevelt administration. He didn't actually drop it himself, I doubt that he could have even picked it up.

What effects did dropping of atomic bombs have?

The dropping of the atomic bombs, nicknamed "Little Boy" and "FatMan," on August 6th and 9th, 1945, on the cities of Hiroshima andNagasaki respectively, brought about the immediate andunconditional surrender of Japan. Estimates of allied lives thatwould have been lost in the otherwise inevitable inv (MORE)

When was the atom bomb dropped?

The Little Boy was dropped on Hiroshima on August 6, 1945 and the Fat Man was dropped on Nagasaki on August 9, 1945. PS: Little Boy and Fat Man are the names of the bombs.

Where did the US drop the atom bomb?

Two bombs were dropped, Both on the mainland of Japan. One bomb was dropped at Hiroshima on August 6th with the other one being dropped three days later at Nagasaki.

Why did the us drop an atomic bomb?

The US dropped the atomic bomb because it was the was Truman wanted to end the war. So they dropped 2 bombs on Hiroshima and Nagasaki 2 major cites in Japan and that ended the war, Japan Finally surrendered and America had won WWII

The cause of dropping the atomic bomb?

An attempt (right or wrong) to save Allied lives by unleashing a weapon so terrible that the Japanese would surrender immediately, rather than fight inch by inch to the death - which was the US experience at that time.

What year did atomic bomb drop?

The first atomic weapon used in combat was dropped on Hiroshima, Japan on 9 August 1945. The second was dropped three days later, this time on Nagasaki, Japan.

Where was the first atom bomb dropped?

The first nuclear bomb was dropped on Hiroshima, Japan on 6 August 1945. this was the gun-type weapon codenamed Little Boy. Three days later, 9 August 1945, the third nuclear detonation in history occurred over Nagasaki, Japan, with the dropping of the implosion type device, Fat Man. The first nu (MORE)

Why was the atom bomb dropped on Nagasaki?

To speed up the end of WW2, and to see what would happen. I understand, that the American's dropped the atom bomb on Nagasaki to speed up or end the war, but what let American's to drop this bomb specifically on this particular Island and not say...the cityof Japan? Any reason or not?

Why US dropped atomic bomb?

1. Japan didn't give up easy. 2. US were eger to test their newly developed A-Bomb and to be a world leader.

Advantages and disadvantages of using the atomic bomb?

Advantages: The Atomic Bomb stopped the war on 14th ofAugust when Japan finally surrendered. This was necessary as thebrutal war costed many lives from both sides. The end of the warsaved a lot of money for the countries in war. Also Japan wouldn'tsurrender otherwise but to defeat US. They thought s (MORE)

What were some disadvantages to dropping the atomic bomb?

we could have kept the bomb a secret . using the bomb led to the arms race . and the bomb left behind massive loads of radiation . Wrong . the secret had already been handed to the USSR by spys . the seeds of the arms race already existed, it would have happened without nuclear weapons

Dropping of Atomic Bomb on Hiroshima?

At the end of World War II, few questioned Truman's decision to drop the atomic bombs on Hiroshima and Nagasaki. Most Americans accepted the obvious reasoning: the atomic bombings brought the war to a more timely end. They did not have a problem with over one hundred thousand of the enemy being kill (MORE)

Why shouldn't they have dropped the atomic bomb?

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Why the us dropped atomic bomb?

They dropped it because japan refused to make efforts to end the war peacefully, and would not give on fighting the war until the US controlled every Japanese island.

What are disadvantages of dropping the atomic bomb on Japan?

the atomic bomb was dropped on civilians not military and killed any where between 75000-250000 people when it landed, another thing is mostlikely today there is still heavy radition on th spot the bomb was dropped. one other it could have done is with the sudden increase of the test bomb, fatboy, a (MORE)

Why was the dropping of the atomic bomb criticized?

These are the reasons for the criticisms of the atomic bomb usage. . They were responsible for the destruction of two cities. . They were responsible for the deaths of hundreds of thousandsof people. . They were responsible for the radiation poison in Japan and thenearby sea waters and lands. . (MORE)

Why was the dropping of the atomic bomb not justified?

In a 1986 study, historian and journalist Edwin P. Hoyt nailed the"great myth, perpetuated by well-meaning people throughout theworld," that "the atomic bomb caused the surrender of Japan." In Japan's War: The Great Pacific Conflict (p. 420), heexplained: "The fact is that as far as the Japanese mi (MORE)

When have atomic bombs been dropped?

The first atomic bomb has been dropped by a United States aircraft on the Japanese city of Hiroshima. President Harry S Truman, announcing the news from the cruiser, USS Augusta, in the mid-Atlantic, said the device was more than 2,000 times more powerful than the largest bomb used to date. An accur (MORE)

Did nagasaki have an atomic bomb dropped on it?

Yes, on August 9, 1945, three days after Hiroshima was bombed. It was a different type of bomb from Hiroshima though. The bomb dropped on Hiroshima was made by splitting uranium atoms, and was nicknamed Little Boy. However, the bomb dropped on Nagasaki was plutonium. It was nicknamed Fat Man and (MORE)

It was right to drop the atomic bomb?

Unfortunately it was the only credible choice for the Allies in WWII. Japan did want to surrender (to surrender in Japan was to lose face). The battles for Iwo Jima and Okinawa were bloodbaths for both sides. An island invasion of Japan would have cost probably a million casualties for both the Alli (MORE)

Where was announcement of dropping of atomic bomb?

Leaflets were dropped over Japan warning them of a "big bomb" but not naming it as an atom bomb. They were told to get their government to surrender or the big bomb would be dropped. The Military Leaders were asked to surrender again.

What was the debate of dropping the atomic bombs?

Many people opposed President Truman's decision to drop the atomic bombs because the Japanese were already on the losing end of the war. However, Truman didn't want to risk the loss of many more American soldiers with an invasion of Japan. So, to put it in layman's terms, he blow'd them up. Twice (F (MORE)

Why they drop the atomic bomb in japan?

Because that's who they were fighting at the time. It would have been silly to drop it in, say, Germany, which had already surrendered, or Italy, which was on the same side by that point in the war, or Canada, which had ALWAYS been on the Allied side. More seriously, it was dropped to avoid a large (MORE)

What was the argument about dropping the atomic bomb?

The higher command had it's views and the President had another one. Here is what was going on. General Dwight Eisenhower - I voiced to him my grave misgivings, first on the basis of my belief that Japan was already defeated and that dropping the bomb was completely unnecessary, and secondly bec (MORE)

Why atom bombs were dropped on japan?

1. USA needed to demonstrate its power and to examine the power ofnuclear weapon. 2. It was the fastest and easiest way to end war with Japan. From Source: Weber, Mark "Was Hiroshima Necessary? Why the AtomicBombings could have been avoided" The Journal of Historical Review , May-June 1997 (Vol. 1 (MORE)

Why was it bad for dropping the atomic bomb?

It killed tens of thousands of incident people . Its radiation effects people to this day . Gave a lot of people cancer . Increased anti-Americanism . would just breed resentment .

Why is it good you dropped the atomic bomb?

It saved millions of Russian, Japanese, American, Canadian, British and Australian lives by preventing the invasion of mainland Japan. . The amount of lives lost in the bombing was not even close to the amount of Japanese who would have died during the invasion of Japan. . The war ended AT LAST.

How were the atomic bombs dropped on japan?

They were dropped from airplanes-- B-29 bombers. The bombers flewalone so they would not attract attention and have Japanesefighters zooming up to try to shoot them down. The bombers were uphigh. I think the atomic bombs had small parachutes attached tothem to slow their fall and give the airplanes (MORE)

What lead to drop the atomic bomb?

Japan refused to surrender in WW2 and as a response the United States decided to test their latest most devastating weapon which was used to destroy Hiroshima and Nagasaki therefore making japan forfeit and declare the United States the winner.

Why did they not drop atomic bomb on Europe?

Atomic bombs were not dropped in Europe because the United States (along with help from England, Canada, and Austrailia) did not complete the first atomic bombs until after Germany surrendered.

How dropped the atomic bomb?

If you mean the 2 bombs dropped on Japan in WW2, they were dropped from B-29 heavy bombers using Norden bombsights to visually locate the AP for release. The bombs were released from about 30,000 ft and were radar fused to detonate at between 1,500 ft to 2,000 ft as airbrushes. Later many but not (MORE)

Where did the us dropped the atomic bomb?

In WW2 two atomic bombs were dropped on Japan to force surrender: on the cities of Hiroshima & Nagasaki. 21 more were scheduled for production and delivery in 1945 if those two did not force Japan to surrender.

What was the dates of the dropping of the atomic bombs?

The atomic bombings on the cities of Hiroshima and Nagasaki , Japan were conducted by the United States during the final stages of World War II . These two events represent the only use of atomic weapons during that war ( 6 & 9 August 1945). .