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Why Did We Drop the First Atomic Bomb Ever since the historical event occurred on August 6 of 1945 when the United States dropped the first atomic bomb on a city people have asked why There are different explanations of why the bomb was dropped from historians from the individuals who made the decision to drop the bomb and from general populations alike The atomic bomb was dropped to make the rest of the world aware especially the Soviet Union of the United States supremacy Also little boy and fat man the names of the two bombs dropped were dropped because they were there a new bomb that was never before field tested The unawareness that the decision makers had of the real effects and magnitude of the bomb also played a role in the fact that the bomb was dropped A war in Europe had just ended and the one in the Pacific was coming to its end but who would come out as the country that would be able to practically mold the world to their own liking Both the United States and the Soviet Union would have a great amount of power the only question is which would have more and the answer would be the United States and this was because of the atomic bomb Truman was the president and had two other men standing beside him and advising him throughout the entire decision The more influential of the two was James Byrns Mr Atomic Bomb he felt that he knew what was best for the country and that he had correct ideas about the atomic bomb Byrns was also the man to edit the Potsdam Declaration that was given to the Japanese and was to supposedly warn them of the bomb and that the Russians were to enter the war Byrns removed both of these ideas from the document making it too vague for the Japanese to even
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