Hiroshima and Nagasaki are possibly two of the most famous Japanese cities in the world next to Tokyo itself, although the reason for their fame is slightly less positive. These are the only two cities on Earth where nuclear bombs were detonated during wartime with the intention of killing or destroying the enemy. Ever since then the world has changed. There have certainly been numerous nuclear threats and potential instances where the world seemed to be coming apart, like the Cuban Missile Crisis for example, but somehow after all these years of stockpiling nuclear warheads, Hiroshima and Nagasaki are still the only victims of direct nuclear attack. It is good not to forget history and it is especially good so that we don’t repeat it. We need to remember the why and the how of the situation as well as all of the people that were involved. Real lives were affected and events were set into motion that have steered the course of history to where we are today. Two cities were completely destroyed, thousands of people were killed, and a nation was completely changed. Whatever your view of politics or the world, these are 25 things you might not know about Hiroshima and Nagasaki.
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