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What would have happened if there was no atomic bomb?
The bombs brought a quick end to the war. Without the bombs, the war would have likely dragged on for at least another year, perhaps longer. The Allies’ plan for Japan was called Operation Downfall and consisted of two parts, Operation Olympic and Operation Coronet.
Who cracked the atom?
Ernest Rutherford was born on August 30th 1871 in the young British settlement in New Zealand; he was the fourth of twelve children to parents who were brought over as children from Britain to help establish the new colony.
What happens if the atomic bomb is not used?
If the atomic bomb had not been used, evidence like that I have cited points to the practical certainty that there would have been many more months of death and destruction on an enormous scale. Also the early timing of its use was fortunate for a reason which could not have been anticipated.
Who was the general who believed the atomic bomb was unnecessary?
Major General Curtis LeMay concurred in Clarke’s belief that the bomb was unnecessary, stating that the “war would have been over in two weeks without the Russians entering and without the atomic bomb.”
Where was the development of the atomic bomb?
The Japanese bombing of Pearl Harbor on December 7, 1941, accelerated the development of an atomic bomb in the United States. In the spring of 1942 the decision was made to consolidate development activities in Chicago. The objective was to produce a nuclear chain reaction by the end of the year.
Who was ridiculed for dropping the atomic bomb?
Although there were crude references to Germans as “krauts,” and Italians as “Tonies” or “spaghettis,” the vast majority of ridicule was directed at their political leadership. Hitler, Nazis, and Italy’s Mussolini were routinely caricatured, but the German and Italian people weren’t.