Two atomic bombs named Little Boy and Fat Man were dropped in Japan, killing thousands of people instantly, and leaving many with radiation poisoning. This act by the US government led to the end of World War II. What two cities were devastated by the dropping of these two weapons?
Answer Hiroshima and Nagasaki
The US dropped the first bomb on August 6, 1945 on Hiroshima. The blast killed 80,000 people immediately. The US dropped the second bomb on 3 days later on Nagasaki, killing 40,000. Japan surrendered shortly after. Historians debate whether using the bombs was necessary to end the war based on how damaging and devastating they were. Some, however, argue that the bombs probably saved Japanese and American hundreds of thousands of lives if the war had continued.
Asked by Colleen Curran · Last updated 6 months ago · 347.9K views