When the atom bombs were dropped most of the cities in the radius of the blast were leveled. Many people died of radiation sickness, some people got flash burns, and some had the horrible fate of vaporizing into thin air in the blink of an eye. The atomic bombing killed millions of people. It was considered to be genocide and the bomb should have not been dropped. Then again the atomic bombs helped end the war so no more troops would have died.
The two elements used in the explosion are already radioactively unstable as the stand as elements but, they are forced to release their radioactive particles. When these two elements are left alone, without anything affecting it, it will take centuries to release their radioactive particles. Long after World War II, the Soviet Union finally created its own Atomic Bomb. Once the United States had heard of this news, President Harry S. Truman began the construction of the Hydrogen bomb. This
Controversy still exists about dropping the two atomic bombs on Japan. Killing 100,000 or more innocent people just to have an influence in war. The atomic bomb is considered the most powerful mass destructive weapon since the 1940’s. The Creation of the bomb took approximately 63 years ago. (Rodreyer, Smith) The creation of the bomb was considered by many scientists during the 1930’s and 1940’s.
The airmen that dropped such a force of destruction did not know much about it either. However, they knew the destruction would be great, as it involved the splitting of the atom. As a result of the nuclear radiation and sonic boom of the bomb, thousands of Japanese perished. Also, thousands of injured and burned bodies were found by the time the destruction had ceased. There were few that encountered the blast and still survived.
Three days later, another atom bomb was dropped on Nagasaki. It is estimated that between 150,000 and 250,000 people were killed as a result of the bombings. However, once the Japanese government witnessed the destructive power of the bombs, they had no choice but to surrender. Had the bombs not been used, the war would have gone on for much longer.
On August 5, 1945, the United States dropped the first atomic bomb in military history on Hiroshima. Three days later, they dropped a second atomic bomb on Nagasaki before Japan could respond to the extent of the devastation. This played a key role in ending World War II, but resulted in the killings of over 200,000 Japanese civilians (eHistory). This historical event is still a decision that is often debated on moral grounds today. However, there are some philosophies and schools of thought which, when applied to the issue, are more likely to lead one to gain a more thorough understanding of why the action was unethical and should not have been committed.
Why Countries Shouldn’t Have Nukes In the past there have been many reports of nuclear activity over the years. Terrorists have been attacking nuclear futilities all around the world. Previously terrorists attacked a nuclear facility in Russia to steal enough uranium to make a nuke that could hurt millions of people. Today we have newer technology that could hurt us more than help us. This is why I think we shouldn’t have nukes in some countries of the world.
On the contrary, in the 21st century, many countries now have access to nuclear weapons and if a war does start, it would cause massive damage to the population and to the natural resources. Therefore, it is safer to achieve peace as no one would want to damage and waste their already depleting resources. Ever since the Hiroshima, nearly every major country had started developing nuclear weapons. Even with the dissolution of the Soviet Union, where the United States and Russia signed an agreement to slowly get rid of their nuclear stockpiles, other countries have even started developing their own, such as Iran. With such a large number of countries having access to nuclear weapons, and such a high possibility of a global war taking place, it is possible for a nuclear war to break out.
The poet has described the gruesome reality of the first nuclear explosion and its power to destroy the whole human race. This bombing wiped out two cities and millions died. However, Japan endured the calamity, rose up, (bit by bit my strength/Seemed to revive) and rebuilt their shattered city and their world. Thus, we can conclude that “A Doctor’s Journal Entry for August 6, 1945” is an anti-war poem. It talks about
After the earthquake in Japan also known as the Fukushima disaster, the problem of nuclear energy in Japan became the main focus of the world. The earthquake broke the structure of the reactors, this lead to several of explosions, and most seriously- the leaking radioactive substances. Countries like Germany dislike the idea of nuclear energy, because they believe using nuclear energy is risky and the waste that nuclear energy produces causes a lot of problems. Recently people seemed to go against nuclear energy because of the Fukushima accident (Ng 12), however, most of the other countries still use nuclear energy as the main energy resource in the country. Countries should use nuclear energy because it is eco-friendly, it can produce a lot of energy, and it is the best energy resource we can use so far.