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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)
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other factors influencing japan
Other Factors Influencing Japan
  • 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
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