1945 - Atomic Bomb Dropped

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Title: 1945 - Atomic Bomb Dropped


About: As US B-29 bombers flew over the cities of Hiroshima and Nagasaki, they dropped a single devastating bomb, flattening the cities, leading to the end of World War II and introducing mankind to the Atomic Age. Over the next two to four months, the effects of the atomic bombings killed up to 146,000 people in Hiroshima and 80,000 people in Nagasaki; roughly half occurred on the first day. For months afterward, large numbers of people continued to die from the effects of burns, radiation sickness, and injuries, compounded by illness and malnutrition. Most of the dead were civilians, although Hiroshima had a sizable military garrison. Japan surrendered shortly after, preferring peace to utter destruction. 

Decade: 1940s

Year: 1945

Region: Asia

Country: Japan + USA

Conflict: World War II

Discovery: Invention

Disaster: Man-made
Society: Crime

Type: Historical Event

Impact: 10

Artist: Dmitry Vishnevsky


Date Created: 17/10/2021

Group: Genesis

Number: 35/100

Price: 1 ETH