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I have to write an essay on the drop of the atomic bomb on japan in world war 2.

Our teacher told us president Truman never dropped it on japan but demonstrated the bomb to japan on the effect o it.

However, the internet said it was dropped and japan surrendered

I don't know what to believe???

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    I very much remember being taught last year that they did drop the bomb. I think it was in 1945, they dropped it on Hiroshima..

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    oh interesting, my teacher said they talked to the president of japan and told him to look somewhere and he saw the atomic bomb,Truman just showed the atomic bomb but never used it on Japan.

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    Your teacher is wrong!

    Read about the devastation that was wrought by the atomic bombs on Hiroshima and Nagasaki.

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    After Japanese leaders flatly rejected the Potsdam Declaration, President Truman authorized use of the atomic bomb anytime after August 3, 1945. On the clear morning of August 6, the first atomic bomb, nicknamed Little Boy, was dropped on the city of Hiroshima. Leveling over 60 percent of the city, 70,000 residents died instantaneously in a searing flash of heat. Three days later, on August 9, a second bomb, Fat Man, was dropped on Nagasaki. Over 20,000 people died instantly. In the successive weeks, thousands more Japanese died from the after effects of the radiation exposure of the blast.

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