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What Led To The Atomic BombBradley PiecowyeHistory 20Jason StratychukBethlehem Catholic High School1
The Hydrogen Bomb was a necessary to end World War II. The last adversary that the Allied Forces had to defeat to put and end to all war was the Japanese. Without the invention of the Hydrogen Bomb the world’s democratic countries and their political boundaries would be quite different. In fact the dropping of the bomb lessened the world’s tragic loss of life. The Allied Forces strategy to initially defeat Japan’s control over the Pacific Ocean was to capture key Islands within the range of Japan. It was determined the best strategy considering the vast distance that spanned between the Untied States and Japan, and the limited fuel range of the current USA bombers. In creating bomber bases on select captured islands along the Chinese coast, a more effective air strike could be launched. As well, the United States was able to weaken the Japanese military control of the Pacific in capturing the key islands of Tarawa, Iwo, Jima, Saipan, Tinian, Guan, and Okinawa by choking off Japan’s supply line. With the control of these islands, the United States found it could construct large runways to facilitate the world’s newest long-range bomber. It was then they introduced the B-29 Super fortress. No other bomber with the largest bombing payload existed. A series of bombing campaigns was launched to drop incendiary or fire starting bombs on Japan. As the Japanese cities were primarily constructed of wood, massive firestorms burnt down entire cities.