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The Atomic Bomb On August 6 1945 at precisely 816 am the first atomic bomb exploded in Hiroshima Japan just seconds after leaving the Enola Gay It carried with it the equivalent of 20000 tons of TNT Everything within four square miles was desolated On August 9 1945 the second atomic bomb exploded at approximately 1101 am in Nagasaki Japan after being dropped from the B-29 Bockscar This bomb contained the equivalent of 21000 tons of TNT and destroyed everything within three square miles August 6th 1945 70000 lives were ended in a matter of seconds The United States had dropped an atomic bomb on the city of Hiroshima Today many argue over whether or not the US should have taken such a drastic measure Was it entirely necessary that we drop such a devastating weapon Yes it was If you look at what was happening when the decision was made you would see that each country was getting low on resources but were still willing to fight until they had won The best thing to do was end the war quick with the least number of casualties possible What if we hadnt used the atomic bomb The war would have continued there would have been more deaths because the US might have tried to invade the main island of Japan The Japanese would have used any weapon they could have got their hands on If they had got to the atomic bomb first they would have used it It was the atomic bomb that forced Japan to surrender and in turn saved thousands if not millions of lives We had warned the Japanese that if they hadnt surrendered they would have to pay Threats should be taken more seriously If they would have listened they would have been able to avoid this whole controversy The
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