# USA HISTORY

## WORLD WAR II 1941 1945

### HIROSHIMA AND NAGASAKI

 Question [CLICK ON ANY CHOICE TO KNOW THE RIGHT ANSWER]
How many people died during the blast?
 A 121, 000 B 116, 000 C 90, 000 D 105, 000
Explanation:

Detailed explanation-1: -The two bombings killed between 129, 000 and 226, 000 people, most of whom were civilians, and remain the only use of nuclear weapons in an armed conflict. Japan surrendered to the Allies on 15 August, six days after the bombing of Nagasaki and the Soviet Union’s declaration of war against Japan.

Detailed explanation-2: -The two atomic bombs dropped on Japan in 1945 killed and maimed hundreds of thousands of people, and their effects are still being felt today. By the end of 1945, the bombing had killed an estimated 140, 000 people in Hiroshima, and a further 74, 000 in Nagasaki.

Detailed explanation-3: -However, it’s estimated roughly 70, 000 to 135, 000 people died in Hiroshima and 60, 000 to 80, 000 people died in Nagasaki, both from acute exposure to the blasts and from long-term side effects of radiation.

Detailed explanation-4: -Estimates place the number of dead by the end of December 1945, when the acute effects of radiation poisoning had largely subsided, at roughly 140, 000. Roughly 50% of those within 1.2 kilometers of the hypocenter are estimated to have died that day. Approaching the hypocenter, 80 to100% died.

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