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6-3-2 Project 2: Research Plan and Introduction Submission1Project 2: Research Plan and IntroductionCarrie SmithSouthern New Hampshire University
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6-3-2 Project 2: Research Plan and Introduction Submission2Research Plan Research Question: What tactic did General Leslie R. Groves choose to follow in regards to the bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki?Secondary Sources: Malloy, S. L. (2012). ‘A very pleasant way to die’: Radiation effects and the decision to use the atomic bomb against Japan. Diplomatic History, 36(3), 515–545. Retrieved from?direct=true&AuthType=cookie,ip,url,cpid&custid=shapiro&db=a9h&AN=74547716&site=ehost-live&scope=siteFrisch, D. H. (1970). Scientists and the decision to bomb Japan. Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists,26(6), 107–115. Retrieved from ?url=?direct=true&AuthType=cookie,ip,url,cpid&custid=shapiro&db=a9h&AN=74547716&site=ehost-live&scope=siteHistorical Context: World War II consumed several years, almost a decade, 1939-1945. Many parts of the world were reeling from the effects of The Great Depression. Although the United States did not enter into the war until 1941, there was concern that Germany would develop and use the atomic bomb before they had successfully built one (Frisch, 1970, p. 107). Actually, the Manhattan Project was initially conceived because of this fear. The United States did not officially enter the war, until the bombing on Pearl Harbor in December of 1941. At this time, there was no defined plan or intention for using the atomic bomb (Frisch, 1970, p. 108). In May of 1945 the United Stated was able to defeat Germany leading some scientists working on the Manhattan Project to questions whether the need to use the atomic bomb was a concern anymore.A “policy of compartmentalization” (Malloy, 2012, p. 543), however, prevented the concerns raised by scientists working on the project from ever being heard (Malloy, 2012). The decision todrop the Atomic Bomb upon Hiroshima and Nagasaki was a difficult and albeit horrendous
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6-3-2 Project 2: Research Plan and Introduction Submission3decision by the US, nevertheless, it is what led to the end of World War II. The United States dropped the first atomic bomb on August 6, 1945 on Hiroshima (Reynolds & Lynch, 1955), and the second atomic bomb on August 9, 1945 on Nagasaki. This was the first time that the United States had ever used an atomic bomb during war, or ever, in the known history. The dropping of the atomic bombs caused much death, devastating injuries, and significant destruction upon Hiroshima (Reynolds & Lynch, 1955), and Nagasaki. In Malloy’s article he wrote, “what did American scientists and policy makers know about radiation effects prior to the use of the
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