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On August 6, 1945, the United States became the first country to ever use the atomic bomb in warfare. On this day, the first of the two atomic bombs were dropped. The first was known as "Little Boy" and was dropped on the city of Hiroshima. The second was known as "Fat Man" and was dropped three days later on Nagasaki. The two bombs teamed together in taking over 100.000 lives instantly and many more thousands from the after affect of radiation.
The atomic bomb was created in the south western desert of the United States under top secret conditions. The Manhattan Project was operated by Dr. Robert Oppenheimer. Oppenheimer was a German Jew that had previously fled from the Nazi party. For many years, the Germans and Americans were in a race to complete the bomb first. It was considered a spectacular success when on July 16, 1945 in the New Mexico desert, the first atomic bomb was detonated in a test run.
The United States did not hesitate in using the atomic bomb on Japan, but were the Americans justified in their use of the first atomic bomb? Harry Truman seemed to think so as the leader of the United States at that time. He publicly stated his list of five reasons as to why the United States needed to use the bomb. His first reason was that the atomic bomb would end the war successfully at the earliest po
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