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Y-348 October 18, 2010 Terms Heroic Narrative, Revisionist Narrative, Ground Zero, Black Rain, Manhattan Project,  Interim Committee, Deterrence Policy, Potsdam Declaration, Calculus of Casualties, Lives  Saved Atomic Bombing of Hiroshima and Nagasaki Heroic Narrative -A-bombs part of "normal" war -priority: end war and save American lives -May 8, 1945 "Victory in Europe" -bombs necessary to force Japan's surrender Revisionist Narrative -Alternative Options -end war by means other than atomic use -Post-war Atomic Diplomacy -emergent US-Soviet Cold War -Retribution -payback for Pearl Harbor, war brutality They hit these two targets because they are the southernmost cities and the easiest to hit. The bombings -Hiroshima, 6 August 1945 -"Little Boy" uranium type bomb -7th largest city (pop. of 350 thousand) -Nagasaki, 9 August 1945 -"Fat Man" plutonium type -traditional city founded in 12th c. -sea port (pop. of 270 thousand)
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This note was uploaded on 12/14/2010 for the course POLS-Y 348 taught by Professor Bielasiak during the Spring '10 term at Indiana.

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