Atom bomb World Power of US

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  • Use of atom bomb strengthening USA's position as world power.
    • Military strength.
      • Mass damage.
        • 70,000 people died in Hiroshima.
        • One bomb caused it, with minimal risk to US lives.
      • Japan thus surrendered.
        • Contrast to previous attitudes of Kamakaze, shows USA's new strength and influence.
    • Technologically/ Scientifically.
      • Prestige of scientists grew.
      • Led to 'arms race'.
        • Showed superiority to USSR.
    • USSR.
      • By using atomic bomb, showed Stalin and Russia USA's power.
      • Could use as a bargaining tool against greatest powers of world.
        • Shown in post-war settlements.

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