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Weapons of Mass Destruction Hiroshima grew rapidly as a town and commercial city and after 1868 it was developed as a military center On August 6 1945 during World War II 1939-1945 the first atomic bomb to be used against an enemy position was dropped on the city by the United States According to US estimates 60000 to 70000 people were killed or missing as a result of the bomb and many more were made homeless In 1940 the population of Hiroshima had been 343698 The blast also destroyed more than 10 sq km 4 sq mi of the city completely destroying 68 percent of Hiroshimas buildings another 24 percent were damaged wwwencartacom As I sit and read about this catastrophe I cannot even fathom what the people who constructed this bomb were thinking I think the use of weapons of mass destruction is absolutely sickening The fact that we can use one thing to completely obliterate tens of thousands of people is scary and unethical Dropping a weapon that murders men women and children instantly blinds those that see it sets those close enough on fire searing the skin from their flesh and then poisons hundreds of thousands of the survivors with illnesses that will ruin their lives as it slowly kills them is an atrocity The worst part is that our country did it twice Seeing the city of Hiroshima completely destroyed did not stop us we dropped the atomic bomb on Nagasaki too devastating thousands of lives once more We intentionally waited to attack Hiroshima so we could see exactly how much damage the atom bomb could do That is the most heartless and dishonorable thing a country could do in my opinion Japan had no weapons that came close destruction wise to the atomic bomb It was unfair of us to use it on them they had no way of fighting back I do not understand why we have such
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