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How did the hydrogen bomb change Japan in World War 2?

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July 01, 2007 4:21AM

The hydrogen bomb had not been developed before the end of World War II and therefore, the H bomb did not have an impact on Japan. The two bombs dropped on Japan, effectively ending the wat, were atomic -- but not "thermonuclear," or hydrogen bombs. Simply put, atomic bombs split atoms apart; hydrogen bombs fuse atoms together and the energy released by a hydrogen bomb is about one thousand times greater than the energy released by an atomic bomb.