Hiroshima nagasaki tragedy by Shokirov Nozir


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Hiroshima nagasaki tragedy by Shokirov Nozir

  1. 1. by : Shokirov Nozir
  2. 2. Introduction World War II Manhattan Project Different Interpretations Bombing Hiroshima And Nagasaki  Damage Statistics  After 65 Years  Conclusion     
  3. 3.  By dropping atomic bomb on JAPAN, USA has become the first in the history to use this kind of mass destruction weapon.  Thousands of people died instantly and more than that were harmed dozens years after the tragedy.
  4. 4. 1939 to 1945 (some conflicts)   Global War  The Allies and The Axis
  5. 5. June 1942, atomic-bomb project was controlled by War Department's Army Corps of Engineers. American and European physicists discovered that the fission of uranium could make a powerful weapon. At the height of construction in mid 1944, the Project employed nearly 129,000 people. No other nation in the world had the massive industrial capacity to make this possible. Gadget” (Trinity) on July 16, 1945
  6. 6.  Two atomic bombs were made, “Little Boy” and “Fat Man.” “Fat Man” “Little Boy”
  7. 7. Different Interpretations To frighten the Russians so that they wouldn’t confront the West. Eastern Europe To test the weapon on live human beings to see what affect it had. A military weapon to end the war quickly, save lives and keep the Russians out of the war. Why did the USA drop The Atomic Bombs on Japan? Revenge for Pearl Harbour and Japanese war crimes against Allied prisoners of war
  8. 8. “..it was done to save 125,000 youngsters on the American side and 125,000 on the Japanese side from getting killed and that is what it did. It probably also saved a half million youngsters on both sides from being maimed for life. Harry Truman, 1963
  9. 9. Harry Truman, 1963 “Pearl Harbour was done while we were at peace with Japan and trying our best to negotiate a treaty with them… All you have to do is to go out and stand on the keel of the Battleship in Pearl Harbour with the 3,000 youngsters underneath it who had no chance whatever of saving their lives.. It was plain murder!”
  10. 10. “Officially the Americans claimed that the bombings on Hiroshima and Nagasaki was aimed at bringing the end of the war nearer and avoiding unnecessary bloodshed and casualties. But they had entirely different objectives. The purpose of the bombings was to intimidate other countries, above all the Soviet Union.” Russian Historian: Vadim Nekrasov, 1984
  11. 11. The use of this barbarous weapon was of no assistance to our war against Japan. The Japanese were already defeated. • By October 1944 the Japanese had been cut off from 80% of their oil supplies. • The US secret service had cracked the Japanese diplomatic codes and knew that they wanted to surrender before they dropped the bomb! Admiral Leahy, 1950
  12. 12. • $2 billion used to build the bomb. Not using it would be a waste. • Many of the Scientist & military advisors were keen to test the atomic bomb to see what affect it would have on human beings.
  13. 13. A demonstration of the bomb might best be made on the desert or on a barren island. Japan could then be asked to surrender. Robert Oppenheimer, June 1945
  14. 14. A demonstration in an uninhabited area was not regarded as likely to make Japan surrender. There was the danger of the test being a dud. Also we had no bombs to waste Henry Stimson, American Secretary for War, 1945
  15. 15.   . August 6, 1945 August 9, 1945   Hiroshima   Nagasaki 
  16. 16. Before After
  17. 17.    “Little Boy” had an estimated equivalent explosive force of 12,500 tons of TNT. It is estimated that 140,000 people died. “Fat Boy” estimates generally put the number of deaths around 80,000. It is estimated that out of every 6 deaths in the bombings, 5 were civilians and 1 was military.
  18. 18. • diseases • the bomb victims
  19. 19. • many civilians died • the bicycle of a kid
  20. 20. • Hiroshima • Nagasaki
  21. 21. • Folded paper cranes representing prayers for peace. • This is peaceful
  22. 22. Technology is a very strong tool which needs to be managed.
  23. 23. • Nuclear energy is extremely efficient and produces a large amount of electricity. • If it is in the wrong hands this is what happens 