The impact of the atomic bomb on Japan is a reason why the bomb was significant because they were the trial run. The atomic bomb was powerful and caused suffering to thousands of people. The first bomb (which was dropped in Hiroshima) caused 40,000 people to die instantly. When the second bomb dropped (in Nagasaki) 80,000 people died instantly. In addition to this, another 187,747 died in casualties including radiation. Japan was used as the ‘guinea pig’ for the atomic bombs, but thousands of civilians were killed or affected by it. However, the two cities that were bombed, were civilian based, not army based cities. These two cities wouldn’t have gained anything from the war as they were not army based. If America had bombed an army base that would have been justified, as revenge for Pearl Harbour. If they had given Japan a warning that they were going to be bombed they could have negotiated about it, but because they were never given a chance to surrender or strike a deal, it became unfair to the Japanese civilians.
However, the dropping of the atomic bomb is also significant because it ended world war two. Without the bomb dropping, the war was estimated to last for several years. This would mean that more causalities would happen, take America for example, there would be over a million causalities just for America alone. However Japan had to think about the amount of resources they were willing to give up and the amount of people’s lives wasted. But in America’s opinion, it would have shorten the war and been the lesser of two evils.
The dropping of the atomic bomb was significant as it showed America’s development in warfare technology and how powerful they