The Effects of dropping the Atomic Bomb at the End of WW2

What was the effect of the dropping of the atomic bomb?

1. Hiroshima and Nagasaki were utterly destroyed. Over thirty thousand people were killed at Hiroshima when the bomb was exploded. Over twenty thousand were killed at Nagasaki.

2. Over the span of four months tens of thousands more died of various illnesses that can be attributed to radiation exposure.

3. The day after Nagasaki Japan signaled its unconditional surrender to the United States.

4. America sent a strong message to Josef Stalin that they had a weapon that he could not counter. It was a strong signal that America were the worlds only nuclear superpower.

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