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Advance from the West. Soviet Advance. VE Day. May 8 1945. Japanese Control 1945. Atomic Bombing. Aug 6 Hiroshima: 90,000 – 150,000 Dead Pre-bomb population: 300,000 Bomb: Little Boy – Uranium 4.4 square miles destroyed – 16 kt Nagasaki: 60,000-80,000 Dead Pre-bomb population: 260,000 - PowerPoint PPT Presentation

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Soviet Advance

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VE Day

May 8 1945

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Japanese Control 1945

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Atomic Bombing

Aug 6 Hiroshima: 90,000 – 150,000 Dead Pre-bomb population: 300,000 Bomb: Little Boy – Uranium 4.4 square miles destroyed – 16 kt

Nagasaki: 60,000-80,000 Dead Pre-bomb population: 260,000 Secondary target Bomb: Fat Man – Plutonium 21 kt

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Atomic Bombing- Continued

Casualties: 60% died from burns and flash, 30% from falling debris, 10% other causes

Comparison: Little Boy (16kt) Fat Man (21kt) Modern nuclear weapons W78 350 kt

ICBM, W88 SLBM 475 kt (8 per missle)

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Other Factors Influencing Japan

Submarine warfare/ blockade Only 23% of Merchant ships in Aug. 45

as Dec 41

Soviet entry into war August 9th

Conventional Bombing 100,000 killed, Tokyo Fire bombing

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VJ Day

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