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The aftermath of the bombs also caused many side effects to the survivors, those who were exposed to the radiation of the bombs, and also future generations. Exposure to the radiation left many with third degree burns, genetic effects, caused the formation of cataracts, shortened lives, growth defects, and leukemia. Many suffered from flash burns which were caused by direct exposure to the thermal radiation. Some of the consequences of the radiation did not appear for some years after exposure and some even continued to future generations. Besides the hundreds of thousands innocent lives that were vaporized instantly upon the impact of the bombs, many were also killed due to the side effects from the bombs. Lastly, the use of the atomic bomb gave way to the advancement of nuclear weapons to the rest of the world because when the U.S. dropped the bombs on Hiroshima and Nagasaki it was the first time nuclear weapons were introduced. It also led to the beginning of what would be known as the Cold War, the nuclear arms race. The U.S. was not justified in using the atomic bomb because they could have used other means to end
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the war since Japan was already weak when they chose to bomb Hiroshima and Nagasaki. It was an immoral act for the U.S. to use the atomic bombs because many innocent people were killed and affected by the bombings. If the U.S. had not used the atomic bomb the introduction of nuclear warfare and how devastating it can be would have been delayed and prevented the Cold War.
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