Atomic bomb and it’s various lenses on the society

Atomic bomb and it’s various lenses on the society

The atomic bomb was a nuclear weapon which was detonated by the united states over the Japanese cities Hiroshima and Nagasaki during the final stages of the war. These bombing led to the killing of more than 200,000 people most of whom were civilians. The attack by the bomb is considered to be one of the costly invasions During world war II (Coblentz and Coblenz 165). The development of clear measures has been put in place for countries producing the weapon facing sanction form most of the nations in the world.

The description of the topics from the different viewpoint differs from the results of searching the topic through these various lenses.

The multiple historical lenses put in place for this research entails the political lens which states the existing relationship between politicians and the civilians, social lens indicates the interaction of people and the economic lens the general notion of economy.

The political measures which are considered are to save the lives of thousands of soldiers who participated in the war.

The Americans were displaying their power to the world upon detonating the atomic bomb in Japan with the mission to create influence in world governing body.

The other political lens on the use of the atomic bomb was to end the prolonged war despite the possibilities of casualties to the affected individuals (Griffin, et al. 7).

There was massive destruction of properties in the atomic bomb of Hiroshima and Nagasaki which crippled the development of the country. There was also damage and direct consequences for medical care. Many victims were affected by their health because they needed immediate care for medical procedures. The bombing destroyed the medical supplies since the areas hit contained hospitals and the country’s medical supplies (Griffin, et al. 8)).

The government experience challenges to create and provide essential basic needs to the people affected. As a result, the development of domestic policy which had the basis on the public fear and uncertainty about the war was out in place. These were made with assumptions that it would assist in saving the lives of individual living with anxiety.

The focus through the topic selected the analysis of the economic lens in terms of the advantages and disadvantages would be appropriate to determine the policies put in place to avoid the use of atomic bombs.

The advantage of an economic lens would be on the perspectives of a general economic recovery. The primary role would be the determination time during which life-threatening conditions might persist. The disadvantage is that there were direct consequences in regards to the loss of properties and death of people to boost the economy (French et al. 10).

Researching the topic is useful since it provides people with the necessary knowledge of the past. The importance of this is to improve the perception of the current elements that affect people today. The possible need to understand the existence and how the development of the world is maintained, then the application of history will be useful especially the concept of the atomic bomb.

History is considered to crucial part of human beings because it reminds people of past events. These past events assist in remedying the understanding of future development of the world. The focus is to avoid the errors by mitigating with possible means of making the right decisions before undertaking an action such as the detonation of the atomic bomb (Pape 170).

There is a possibility in which history can repeat itself. The reason for this is because often people forget about the losses of the past such as the detonation of the atomic bomb. As a result, when such situations retake place, the same events would take place and even worse.

There is a belief that history often repeats itself, or parts of resolved issues come back to the present day. Historical issues would be social issues, racism, and war.

 In week one on the video “What is history for” the phrase “Those who don’t know history are doomed to repeat it.”   This informs us that people have already repeated history, by not knowing the effects of the past.

It is the right of the citizen to know the history to assist in understanding past events. This proves the foundation on the ways to improve upon these issues and start to look for measures to shape the future such as sanctioning countries making the atomic bombs.


•Coblentz, S. A., & Coblenz, S. A. (1945). THE CHALLENGE OF THE ATOMIC BOMB. World Affairs, 108(3), 164-167.

•Pape, R. A. (1993). Why Japan Surrendered. International Security, 18(2), 154-201.

•Griffin, K., Paulbeck, C., Bolch, W., Cullings, H., Egbert, S., Funamoto, S., … & Lee, C. (2019). Dosimetric Impact of a New Computational Voxel Phantom Series for the Japanese Atomic Bomb Survivors: Children and Adults. Radiation research.

•French, B., Funamoto, S., Sugiyama, H., Sakata, R., Cologne, J., Cullings, H. M., … & Preston, D. L. (2018). Pre-bombing population density in Hiroshima and Nagasaki: its measurement and impact on radiation risk estimates in the Life Span Study of atomic bomb survivors. American journal of epidemiology.