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Sunday, August 23, 2009

The Skinny On Hiroshima

So, as promised down below is a link to my pics of Hiroshima, but first I want to give you a brief history lesson on the country. Where is Hiroshima?
Hiroshima is Southwest of Tokyo.

Why is Hiroshima so significant?
Hiroshima is significant in history because on August 6, 1945 it was attacked by the U.S. using a nuclear atomic bomb (nicknamed "Fat Boy"). Over 100,000 people were killed after the bomb detonated. It is only 1 of 2 cities that has ever been attacked by a nuclear weapon. This bomb is what ended the Second World War.

Why did the U.S. bomb Hirsoshima?
The U.S bombed Hiroshima for several reasons, but the two most significant reasons were....
1. To put an immediate end to WWII

2. And because on December 7th 1941 Japan bombed Pearl Harbor killing thousands of U.S. civilians and troops. Unprepared, the U.S. abruptly entered into the Second World War.

Alright, so that is a very brief non-detailed explanation of what went down in Hiroshima.

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