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What were the effects of the atom bomb

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There were many effects of the atomic bomb. There were Social, Economic, Military, and Political effects. When the bomb exploded at 08:16:02 there was a short bright flash of light accompanied by a heat wave lasting only 1/10th of a second. At ground zero people ceased to exist within a certain distance peoples eye balls melted. When the blast happened it sent off two shockwaves one headed towards the earth and the other shot up into the air sending the Enola gay into major turbulence. Also the blast-waves went across the land as well taking out anything in its way, it covered 2 miles per second the blast destroyed the whole of Hiroshima it took out 70,000 of the 76.000 buildings that were once standing to form a city. After the blast all supplies were cut off including gas, water, electricity these all were a danger to the surviving people that survived the blast in hiding or out of the city. ...read more.

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The short term effect was that 70,000 of the 76,000 buildings in Hiroshima were destroyed which meant Japan had to rebuild from almost nothing also they needed money the rebuild so Japan had to take out a loan with America for the big rebuild in Hiroshima and in Nagasaki. However Japan suffered Long term effects from the bomb. They were that medical bills for burns and radiation sickness were going up costing Japan a massive debt with America the cost of the nuclear arms race was massive so big that it cannot be calculated also when the atom bomb was created USSR tried to compete with America but could not afford the cost of nuclear weapons. This was one reason for the collapse of communism in the USSR in the 1990s. ...read more.

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Relations between countries were affected. The USSR distrusted the USA after they withheld information about the atom bomb being built and dropped. The 2 countries had been allies, The USA felt more confident in its negotiations with the USSR over the future of Europe Emperor HiroHito survived and HiroHito survived and Japan then became democratic but then the bomb was also one of the factors that led to the "Cold War" between the USA and the USSR. This was a long period of tension in the world between capitalists - USA and the communists - USSR. I think the most important effects are military and political because the military created the nuclear arms race leading to a close call from a nuclear war over the Cuban missile crisis. Also political effects were important because they caused a conflict between USSR and USA which was the cold war. After the war there was no trust between USSR and USA. ...read more.

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