Pearl Harbor – Sophia Atkinson

Pearl Harbor

As a history connoisseur, When I think about Pearl Harbor I think about the aftermath of it. Not the event itself. on December 7, 1941, Japan laid a surprise attack on PH, 2,335 Soldiers died and 70 Civilians died.

That is no dought a lot of people but that is in stark contrast to the Hiroshima and Nagasaki bombings of August 1945, the united states dropped 2 Atomic warheads on Hiroshima and Nagasaki Japan. Codenamed, Little Boy and Fat Man. Little Boy killed 20,000 soldiers and 70,000–126,000 civilians. Fat Man killed about 150 soldiers and 39,000–80,000 civilians. Meaning the united states killed ≤223,665 more civilians.

Now I’m not condoning the United States’ actions or Japans, but maybe we should consider what happened in Japan, and what happened at Pearl Harbor.

It seems like we should never forget days like this in history. Ya no shit, we learn about it in school.

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