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Atomic Bomb1

Now imagine yourself for a while being in one of the following Japanese cities, Hiroshima
or Nagasaki. You are having a normal day like always when suddenly you look up at the sky
and see an airplane drop millions of papers warning you to get out of your city. The paper
fliers tell you to leave your city because you are about to be bombed by a single bomb
capable of destroying the entire city. You think it a joke so you do nothing as everyone
else does. Three days pass and you are still thinking about what the paper said. Suddenly
you hear the expected plane, your heart starts pumping faster, then you see the plane
deploy a large object from the sky, you start thinking about what the paper said but now
its too late. You see the object hit the ground. There is a large flash, people are
running and screaming down the street. Then you realize it really was a bomb. This event
took place in World War II when the United States dropped the atomic bomb in Japan. I am
going to be speculating about speculation about the cause and effect of the atomic bomb.

In 1939, the German born scientist Albert Einstein had informed President Roosevelt about
the possibility of creating a powerful bomb. It would produce an extremely powerful
explosion by splitting the atom. Einstein and other scientist feared that Germany might
develop such a bomb first. In 1942, the United States set up a secret project called the
Manhattan Project, to develop the first atomic bomb. The first test explosion of an atomic
bomb occurred in the New Mexico Desert in July 1945.

Roosevelt died in April 1945, and Vice President Harry S. Truman became President of the
United States. Truman met with the British Prime Minister Winston Churchill and Joseph
Stalin the Russian dictator in Potsdam, Germany, in July 1945.

At the Potsdam Conference, a conference between the Allied forces to discuss war options,
Truman learned of the successful test explosion of the atomic bomb and informed the other
Allied leaders, that the atomic bomb was complete and ready. The United States, Britain,
and China then issued a statement threatening to destroy Japan unless it surrendered
unconditionally. In spite of the warning, Japan kept on fighting. Japan also did more
than continue fighting. Japan knowing that an Allied invasion was inevitable began to
train its civilians to defend the Japanese homeland. Civilians learned how to attack and
kill Allied soldiers using sharpened bamboo sticks. Not only did Japan continue fighting
but it began to train its civilians to fight to the death using sharpened bamboo sticks to
defend its homeland.

On August 6, 1945, an American B-29 Bomber called the Enola Gay dropped the first atomic
bomb used on the Japanese city of Hiroshima. After Japanese leaders failed to respond to
the bombing, the United States dropped a larger bomb on Nagasaki on August 9. World War II
ended shortly after United States Warplanes dropped atomic bombs on Japanese cities. Some
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