Hiroshima, 64 Years Ago

Today (August 6th) is the 64th anniversary of the atomic bombing of Hiroshima, Japan, by the United States. The blast killed an estimated 70,000 people immediately, with possibly that many again dying of radiation in the years afterward. The Big Picture has a collection of photographs from the time to commemorate the anniversary. Link

(image credit: US National Archives)

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@ Lasse

The US dropped millions of warning leaflets on Nagasaki, Hiroshima and other cities prior to the detonations of either bomb.

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Some of these conspiracy theories don't sound quite as crazy as they used to.

I mean, didn't a bunch of greedy white bankers just fuck up an entire world's economy while chasing profit?
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