A total of about 185,000 people died in the Hiroshima and Nagasaki bombings and their immediate aftermath. Of these, around 110,000 died instantly, and the rest died within days of trauma and radiation sustained in the b... More »

During the sinking of the Lusitania, approximately 1,192 of its 1,960 passengers perished. Four additional casualties were recorded in the months after the sinking, leaving only 764 survivors. The Lusitania was sunk by a... More »

War casualties since the dawn of mankind are overwhelming, and there are no estimates revealing how many have died in all conflicts throughout history. The amount of people who were killed in wars largely depends on the ... More »

The Japanese city of Hiroshima was hit by an atomic bomb on Aug. 6, 1945, which immediately killed over 80,000 people and also destroyed over 90 percent of the city. The bomb was dropped at 8:16 a.m. Japanese time and wa... More »

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Some of the major reasons that the United States dropped an atomic bomb on Hiroshima, Japan, include ending the World War II military activity in the Pacific as quickly and with as few American lives lost as possible, ju... More »

Truman made the decision to drop atomic bombs on Nagasaki and Hiroshima in August 1945 in order to put an end to the Pacific portion of World War II. It is hypothesized that this was also a demonstration of power to the ... More »

Major events of World War II include Germany's invasion of Austria, the Treaty of Munich, the subsequent German invasion of Czechoslovakia and Poland, formal declarations of war by Britain and France, the entrance of Jap... More »