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Wikipedia: Atomic bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki

Wikipedia: Atomic bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki
In August 1945, during the final stage of the Second World War, the United States dropped atomic bombs on the Japanese cities of Hiroshima and Nagasaki. The two bombings, which killed at least 129,000 people, remain the only use of nuclear weapons for warfare in human history. Background Pacific War Main article: Pacific War As the Allied advance moved inexorably towards Japan, conditions became steadily worse for the Japanese people. Preparations to invade Japan Even before the surrender of Nazi Germany on May 8, 1945, plans were underway for the largest operation of the Pacific War, Operation Downfall, the invasion of Japan. U.S. Japan's geography made this invasion plan obvious to the Japanese; they were able to predict the Allied invasion plans accurately and thus adjust their defensive plan, Operation Ketsugō, accordingly. The Americans were alarmed by the Japanese buildup, which was accurately tracked through Ultra intelligence. Air raids on Japan A B-29 over Osaka on June 1, 1945

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1945: Atom bomb hits Nagasaki 1945: Atom bomb hits Nagasaki American forces have dropped an atomic bomb on Nagasaki - the second such attack on Japan in three days. The bomb was dropped by parachute from an American B29 Bomber at 1102 local time. It exploded about 1,625 ft (500m) above the ground and is believed to have completely destroyed the city, which is situated on the western side of the Japanese island of Kyushu. In a statement issued from Guam, General Carl A Spaatz, Commander of the US Strategic Air Forces in the Pacific, said: "The second use of the atomic bomb occurred at noon, August 9, at Nagasaki.

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1945: US drops atomic bomb on Hiroshima 1945: US drops atomic bomb on Hiroshima The first atomic bomb has been dropped by a United States aircraft on the Japanese city of Hiroshima. President Harry S Truman, announcing the news from the cruiser, USS Augusta, in the mid-Atlantic, said the device was more than 2,000 times more powerful than the largest bomb used to date. The Decision to Drop the Bomb Winston Churchill, Harry Truman, and Josef Stalin meet at the Potsdam Conference. They discussed the post-war order and peace treaty issues. America had the bomb. Now what?

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The nuclear bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki lead to the deads of many people and gave radiation to some of those who survived. This war between the United States of America and Japan destroyed many cities along with it. This destruction could be linked to the destruction of the young culture that is within the young minds and souls of the kids who attend the school for aboriginals. By forcing the students to act and think a certain way, the teachers are slowly destroying what’s left of the native culture within the children. by mateidima Oct 29

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