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Advance from the West. Soviet Advance. VE Day. May 8 1945. Japanese Control 1945. Atomic Bombing. Aug 6 Hiroshima: 90,000 – 150,000 Dead Pre-bomb population: 300,000 Bomb: Little Boy – Uranium 4.4 square miles destroyed – 16 kt Nagasaki: 60,000-80,000 Dead Pre-bomb population: 260,000

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Ve day
VE Day

May 8 1945



Atomic bombing
Atomic Bombing

  • Aug 6 Hiroshima: 90,000 – 150,000 Dead

    • Pre-bomb population: 300,000

    • Bomb: Little Boy – Uranium

    • 4.4 square miles destroyed – 16 kt

  • Nagasaki: 60,000-80,000 Dead

    • Pre-bomb population: 260,000

    • Secondary target

    • Bomb: Fat Man – Plutonium

    • 21 kt


Atomic bombing continued
Atomic Bombing- Continued

  • Casualties: 60% died from burns and flash, 30% from falling debris, 10% other causes

  • Comparison: Little Boy (16kt) Fat Man (21kt)

    • Modern nuclear weapons W78 350 kt ICBM, W88 SLBM 475 kt (8 per missle)



Other factors influencing japan
Other Factors Influencing Japanhttp://nuclearsecrecy.com/nukemap/?&kt=15&lat=42.5291738&lng=-

  • Submarine warfare/ blockade

    • Only 23% of Merchant ships in Aug. 45 as Dec 41

  • Soviet entry into war

    • August 9th

  • Conventional Bombing

    • 100,000 killed, Tokyo Fire bombing


Vj day
VJ Dayhttp://nuclearsecrecy.com/nukemap/?&kt=15&lat=42.5291738&lng=-


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