In class this week we talked about the Cold War, I found the atomic bomb of Hiroshima to be interesting. Hiroshima was launched in Japan on August 6, 1945, which was the first atomic bomb to be used. The atomic bomb that Truman used carried 20,000 tons of TNT. The Hiroshima bomb killed 80,000 thousand people immediately and later more were killed due to radiation. Japan thought America was bluffing and would not use this bomb against them. But little did Japan know America was serious and an unexpected surprise happened to Japan on August 6. Many say that the war ended earlier because Japan surrender to America. If this atomic bomb was not used, WWII may have gone a couple of years longer and more lives would have been lost. Underneath is a picture of Hiroshima before and after the atomic bomb.