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Running head: Project 2 1 Project 2: Introduction Name Southern New Hampshire University
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Project 2 2 Introduction It could be that the decision to drop of the atomic bomb was made because of the era’s dedication to secrecy, and that the suffering caused afterwards was predictable and possibly preventable. Due to this culture of secrecy, most American leaders, as well as citizens of the town in which the bomb was developed, were likely unaware that the radiation would continue to harm and kill the populace for years to follow. It begs question that, if policy makers and industry workers were completely and fully aware of the lasting effects of radiation, would they still have made the decision to develop and eventually use the bomb, and what would they feel justified it? Despite the benefit of creating stronger alliances between some countries, and potentially
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Unformatted text preview: being a major key to the end of WWII, this does not compensate for the devastating effects of the atomic bomb, both a domestically and abroad. However, since nuclear weapons had not been used in war yet, and the Manhattan Project itself was so secretive, the decision-makers really could have been partially or even mostly ignorant of the effects. Using the research from the primary and secondary sources, I believe the best way to proceed is by highlighting how each nation’s populace suffered due to the secrecy during creation and actual event regarding the atomic bomb. The primary sources can be used to give a more humanized view of the devastation and effects, while the secondary sources can be used to give a more removed and contextual view of the events. I believe using both would give a balanced and less biased view on the topic....
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