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Hiroshima 75 Years Later: The Fallout Continues

| Aug. 06, 2020

Seventy-five years ago, the United States attacked two Japanese cities with nuclear bombs, killing hundreds of thousands of civilians and debuting to the world the terrifying possibility of instant mass destruction. And while the devastation wrought in Japan was truly unprecedented, the subsequent revolutions in international affairs owing to nuclear weapons would shape and scar the world for decades. Aug. 6 and 9, 1945, should rightly be etched into history not just as the closing notes of a world war, but as the first days of a terrible new reality for humanity that is still unresolved. 

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For Academic Citation: Facini, Andrew.“Hiroshima 75 Years Later: The Fallout Continues.” The Hill, August 6, 2020.