Thursday, 13 August 2015

Hiroshima and Nagasaki bombing.

Imagine a 45,000 foot mushroom cloud appear and then suddenly a flash,  the sky lights up like a lantern then.....nothing.Well this was the reality for the citizens of Hiroshima on the 6th of August 1945 and Nagasaki on the 9th of August 1945.This was the USA's way of trying to silence the beast that was Japan,this ended up ending the war because of Japans surrender.

The USA developed two atomic bombs ''Little boy" which was dropped on Hiroshima and "Fatboy"which was dropped on Nagasaki.
This is a photo comparing "Little boy" and "Fat man"

At 17seconds past 8:15 "Little boy" hit Hiroshima obliterating 80,000 people in a instant,inside the cloud was the same temperature as the surface of the sun.[712.3706(°F)] The affects on the survivors was immense,it may have looked bad on the outside but the effects from the radiation are indescribable. 
During World War II, the 2nd General Army and Chugoku Regional Army were headquartered in Hiroshima, and the Army Marine Headquarters was located at Ujina port. The city also had large depots of military supplies, and was a key center for shipping.
The bombing of Tokyo and other cities in Japan during World War II caused widespread destruction and hundreds of thousands of deaths.For example, Toyama, an urban area of 128,000 people, was nearly destroyed, and incendiary attacks on Tokyo claimed the lives of 100,000 people. There were no such air raids on Hiroshima. However, a real threat existed and was recognised. In order to protect against potential firebombings in Hiroshima, school children aged 11–14 years were mobilised to demolish houses and create firebreaks.

Nuclear warfare strategy is a set of policies that deal with preventing or fighting a nuclear war. The policy of trying to prevent an attack by a nuclear weapon from another country by threatening nuclear retaliation is known as the strategy of nuclear deterrence. The goal in deterrence is to always maintain a second strike capability (the ability of a country to respond to a nuclear attack with one of its own) and potentially to strive for first strike status (the ability to completely destroy an enemy's nuclear forces before they could retaliate). During the Cold War, policy and military theorists in nuclear-enabled countries worked out models of what sorts of policies could prevent one from ever being attacked by a nuclear weapon, and developed weapon game theory models that create the greatest and most stable deterrence conditions against explosions.

Even today many people believe that there was a better was of finishing the war and that too many civilians were killed.What do you think?

By Brooklyn and O'shey

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