Tuesday, August 9, 2022

Why the United States dropped atomic bombs on Hiroshima and Nagasaki in August

The United States dropped the atomic bomb on Hiroshima and Nagasaki, before the declaration of independence of the Republic of Indonesia on 17 August. The bombing of these two cities is also an important event for Indonesia.

bomb history Hiroshima and Nagasaki when the Allies wanted to force Japan to surrender unconditionally to the Allies in World War II.

bombing action Hiroshima and Nagasaki There was a form of retaliation from the United States, which was first attacked by Japan on December 7, 1941.

The bombing of Japan by the United States was not without reason. As reported by multiple sources, the reasons for the United States dropping atomic bombs on Hiroshima and Nagasaki are as follows:

Population Density of Japan

Hiroshima had a population of 318,900 during World War II. Population density also causes a lot of civic activities. About 70,000-126,000 civilians who were on the move at the time died. And some civilians who did not die immediately suffered the effects of radiation due to the effects of the bombs.

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Army gathering center and important port of mount

Not only crowded with residents, the United States considered Hiroshima to be the best option for bombing.

It became a gathering center and an important port for troops, all located in the center of the city, in order to more accurately and more effectively counter the effects of the bombardment.

not the residence of the emperor

Tokyo, the city where the emperor resides and the capital of Japan, was on the US’s initial target list for dropping the atomic bomb.

However, the United States repulsed it as some of its territories were destroyed and burned. As a result of a small air raid on Tokyo in April 1942. In Tokyo, only the Emperor’s Palace stood at that time.

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Japanese military important city

Hiroshima and Nagasaki were chosen as targets because they were military and industrial centres. These two regions supply resources, weapons manufacturing, and other military technology to the Japanese armed forces.

as a final warning

The United States has repeatedly warned Japan of immediate surrender, one of which was the Postdam Agreement.

However, Japan did not want to submit. This is why the United States plans to scare Japan by dropping an atomic bomb on the city Hiroshima and Nagasaki as target.

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