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Why did the United States choose Hiroshima and Nagasaki to drop the atomic bombs during WW2?

Leanna Flores

WWH 4

th

May 29, 2015

ProjectSlide2

Introduction

There has been an agreement of where the atomic bombs should be dropped. Hiroshima, Nagasaki, Kokura, and Tokyo were four places that were possible places to drop the bombs. It’s important that the atomic bomb was to be dropped in the right place to help send a message about starting a war. Slide3

Effect of the Atomic Bomb

On August 6, 1945, President Harry announced that an atomic bomb was

dropped

in Hiroshima, Japan. ON August 9

th

another atomic bomb was

dropped

in Nagasaki, Japan. IN Hiroshima about 130,000 people were killed and in Nagasaki abut 60,000-70,000 people were killed by the atomic bomb. Slide4

First Perspective

The reason why Hiroshima and Nagasaki were chosen to drop the atomic bomb was that they were both very important military cites in japan. Hiroshima was a military city/center that sheltered Japan’s second Army Group Command. Nagasaki was the larger military value to japan because the ordnance, ships, military industries, military equipment, and other war material produced in the city.Slide5

Second Perspective

The plan to drop the bomb in certain cities was guided by the United States military and the scientists desire to evaluate the actual damage caused once the A-Bomb was detonated. The other two cities, besides Hiroshima and Nagasaki, on the original list were

kokura

and

niigata

. These two other cities fit the desired parameters required to measure the destruction. Tokyo was not on that list because it has actually been subject to intense aerial bombing. This would make measuring the destruction caused by the a-bomb only difficult. Slide6

Pictures Slide7

Work Cited

Center for Strategic and International Studies (2015), Understanding the Decision to Drop the Bomb on Hiroshima and Nagasaki,

http://csis.org/blog/understanding-decision-drop-bomb-hiroshima-and-nagasaki

U.S. History (2008-2014), Pre-Columbian to the New Millennium, 51g. The Decision to Drop the Bomb,

http://www.ushistory.org/us/51g.asp

Roy

Rosenzwelg

(2010-2015), National History Education Clearinghouse,

http://teachinghistory.org/history-content/beyond-the-textbook/25484

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Leanna Flores WWH 4 th May 29 2015 Project Introduction There has been an agreement of where the atomic bombs should be dropped Hiroshima Nagasaki Kokura and Tokyo were four places that were possible places to drop the bombs Its important that the atomic bomb was to be dropped in ID: 492340 Download Presentation

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