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The Development of the Atomic Bomb in WW2

On the 6 August 1945 a nuclear bomb was dropped right on the Japanese city of Hiroshima. Just three days later a second nuclear bomb was released on Nagasaki. Then, on the 15 August Japanese radio stations broadcast Emperor Hirohito’s official speech announcing the country’s surrender.

Japanese invasion to East Asia

During the 1930’s this Asian country was concerned with extending its influence in the Far East and create the so-called Greater East Asia Co-Prosperity Sphere. Japan, that had a shortage of natural resources, was eager to establish its own Asian Empire and turn into the dominant power in the region with control over its great wealth as well as raw materials.

Japan’s expansionist policy happened to be a real threat to British, American, Dutch, as well as French economic interests in South East Asia and it increased tension with Japan. In September 1940 Japan signed the so-called Tripartite Act, thus making them allies of Italy and Germany.

In September 1940, Japan had invaded and occupied the north of French Indochina, mostly to prevent supplies, reaching the Chinese armies. In July 1941 the Japanese invaded further to the south. The USA along with Britain imposed an embargo on all crude exports to Japan. Obviously, with limited natural resources, Japan was greatly dependent on imports of crude. Just in a year the Imperial Japanese Navy would run out of fuel.

On Sunday 7 December 1941 without any warning, the Japanese launched an attack on the American naval base at Pearl Harbor, Hawaii. The USA declared war on Japan the next day.

The development of the atomic bomb

In the USA the Manhattan Project aimed at developing a nuclear bomb was started in 1939, following the warning from Albert Einstein that Germany might be already in the process of developing this devastating weapon.

In 1943 Los Alamos, New Mexico was picked up as the site for the laboratory, which would design and build the first US nuclear bomb. Robert Oppenheimer became a scientific director of the project. A small town was rapidly constructed to accommodate all the scientists. By 1944 approximately 6000 people were residing at Los Alamos.

At 5.30 am, on the 16 July 1945 in the desert near Alamogordo the first plutonium nuclear bomb, dubbed “the gadget”, was detonated. After the successful Trinity test Oppenheimer dared to quote the Bhagavad Gita. He told that currently he turned into death and the great destroyer of worlds. It was the beginning of a nuclear era.

On the 6 August 1945 a nuclear bomb was dropped right on the Japanese city of Hiroshima. Just three days later a second nuclear bomb was released on Nagasaki. Then, on the 15 August Japanese radio stations broadcast Emperor Hirohito’s official speech announcing the country’s surrender.

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