Hiroshima and nagasaki

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A ppt persentation on hiroshima snd nagasaki atomic bomb blast by abhishek goyal.

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Hiroshima and nagasaki

  1. 1. The Bombing of Hiroshima and Nagasaki By ABHISHEK GOYAL CLASS IX
  2. 2. Objective <ul><li>This slide show will show the reasoning behind, the effects, and the aftermath of the bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki </li></ul>
  3. 3. Potsdam Declaration <ul><li>Truman’s First attempt at negotiating with Japan </li></ul><ul><li>Called for Japan’s unconditional surrender and an end to Militarism in Japan </li></ul><ul><li>Issued on July 26 </li></ul>
  4. 4. Reasoning for the Use of the Atom Bomb <ul><li>Japan refused the Declaration </li></ul><ul><li>The USA did not want to invade Japan </li></ul><ul><li>They reasoned that using the A-bomb would deliver a huge blow to Japan </li></ul><ul><li>This would save the lives of hundreds of thousands of American troops </li></ul>
  5. 5. Choosing Targets <ul><li>There were four targets to choose from: Hiroshima, Kokura, Nagasaki, and Niigata </li></ul><ul><li>Hiroshima and Nagasaki were selected because they were left mostly untouched by war. </li></ul>
  6. 7. Special Delivery <ul><li>A B-29 Superfortress bomber named the Enola Gay was chosen to drop the first bomb on Hiroshima </li></ul>
  7. 8. Special Delivery <ul><li>On August 6, 1945, Paul W. Tibbets and his crew dropped the Uranium-based Atomic bomb on Hiroshima. </li></ul><ul><li>The bomb was code named “Little Boy.” </li></ul>
  8. 9. Aftermath <ul><li>An estimated total of 237,000 related deaths resulted from the explosion. </li></ul><ul><li>Most deaths and injuries occurred when people were trapped in their burning houses or struck by debris. </li></ul>
  9. 10. Aftermath (cont) <ul><li>Of the city’s 90,000 buildings, 60,000 were destroyed </li></ul><ul><li>This left many survivors homeless </li></ul>
  10. 12. Round 2 <ul><li>Three days later on August 9, 1945, the second atomic bomb named “Fat Man” was dropped on Nagasaki. </li></ul>
  11. 13. Delivery <ul><li>Another B-29 named the Bockscar dropped the “Fat Man” on Nagasaki. </li></ul>
  12. 14. Aftermath <ul><li>The death toll (of all related deaths) was about 135,000 </li></ul>
  13. 15. Peace <ul><li>Japan surrendered to the Allied Powers on August 14, 1945 </li></ul><ul><li>Emperor Hirohito accepted the Potsdam Declaration </li></ul>
  14. 16. The End

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