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Hiroshima and Nagasaki After Effects

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The after effects of the atomic bomb in Hiroshima and Nagasaki were devestating because many died, the area was destroyed, and the area is no longer liveable.  Houndreds of thousands of people die after an atomic bomb goes off.  The after effects of the radiation is horrible as many get symptoms like vomiting and feaver.  Everything combustable within a certain area was lit on fire and completly destroyed.  The radiation from the bomb stays for many years after the blast.  Only the strongest structures were left standing after this large blast.





The atomic bomb dropped

on Hiroshima was devastating.  Instantly, 78,000 people died (Lifton).  When the Japanese people looked up, they saw the bomb, named “Little Boy” (“The Atomic Bombing of Nagasaki.” ), get dropped.  A survivor stated, “There was no place to go” (Yamaoka).   Fires blazed as everything combustible within a half mile was instantly set on fire (Lifton).  Over the next five years, 200,000 people died from the radiation (U.S. Department of Energy).


Building destroyed by "Little Boy"






A second bomb was dropped on Nagasaki.  As with Hiroshima, all dry materials within a half mile was destroyed (“The Atomic Bombing of Nagasaki.” ).   The instant death toll for Nagasaki was 40,000 (“The Atomic Bombing of Nagasaki.” ).  In five years, approximately 140,000 people died from the effects (“The Atomic Bombing of Nagasaki.” ).  Homes within a close distance were instantly gone with only strong structures remaining.  The total number of homes destroyed was near 14,000 and seriously damaged came out to around 5,400 (“The Atomic Bombing of Nagasaki.”   ).  One of the pilots that dropped the bomb exclaimed that, “…many were saved by the hills in Nagasaki” (Albury 3).

Picture of the blast                                                                                                                                




After Effects of A-Bomb


Due to radiation, strange things happen in the aftermath of the bomb.  Some of these symptoms include vomiting, diarrhea, and a fever (Lifton).  Other results of the radiation include blood gushing from the gums, throat, and urine (Lifton).  A longtime survivor that started to get symptoms said, “…I started to get dizzy and needing blood transfusions” (Nichida 53. 10-11).  An area around where the bomb dropped becomes radioactive for a hundreds of years (Lifton).  Occasionally, people get purple spots on their body from radiation (Lifton).


Building after bomb   

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Comments (4)

Tigger said

at 9:21 am on May 12, 2010

I like the text in your page, but I don't think you have enough sources.

Lilo said

at 9:21 am on May 12, 2010

I like the font of the headings!

Toadette said

at 9:22 am on May 12, 2010

Hey how did you do the links? :)

Bashfull said

at 10:08 pm on May 19, 2010


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