Running head: THE BOMBING OF HIROSHIMA AND NAGASAKI 1The Bombing of Hiroshima and NagasakiInstitutionNameDate
THE BOMBING OF HIROSHIMA AND NAGASAKI 2Introduction:The events resulting to the bombing of Hiroshima and Nagasaki revolve summer 1945, this is thetime when U.S.A and its allies had been at heated war with Germany and had just concluded it and were making peace. The same period the U.S had been in war with Japan and the United States was to make a critical decision on whether to invade Japan on land with total force and defeat them or to drop a recently developed atomic bomb on them making them swiftly come to their knees and surrender. On the morning of August 6, 1945, Henry Stimson, the secretary of war 1940 to 1945 influenced the decision of President Truman on whether to invade or use the atomic bomb and the U.S Army Air Forces dropped a uranium bomb on the city of Hiroshima that had 350,000 inhabitants killing around 140,000 people on the very same day with lifeless bodies littered in the city and the rivers five months later. After the bombing, President Truman issued a statement in reference to the bombing urging the Japan country to surrender or face another fury from the United States government, but the Emperor to the Japan government did not respond prompting the U.S to drop another atomic bomb at the city of Nagasaki three days after the bombing of Hiroshima. On August 14 the same year, the Japanese surrendered.What events led to the dropping of the bomb?Racial Hatred between the US and Japan.Racism is the act of discriminating one's colour and race. We have different races in the world, and normally one race is usually deemed to be more superior to the rest. During the war between the Japanese and the United States, each of the two countries instilled a strong sense of nationalistic pride as well as hatred for each other among their citizens. This was achieved solemnly with the help of media, where the listeners of one country were made to believe that
THE BOMBING OF HIROSHIMA AND NAGASAKI 3they are the one civilized and superior while the others were barbaric, demonic and subhuman. When the Japanese bombed the Pearl Harbor, the US citizens saw it as an act of provocation by an inferior country such as Japanese and they felt a strong measure was to be used against them, thus prompting the US Army Air Force to drop an atomic bomb to the city of Hiroshima in Japanreducing it to ashes. The behaviour of the Japanese Army.
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