DiscoverEnglish Learning for Curious Minds#286 | The Atomic Bomb Part 3: The Aftermath
#286 | The Atomic Bomb Part 3: The Aftermath

#286 | The Atomic Bomb Part 3: The Aftermath

Update: 2022-08-048
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Part three of our three-part mini-series on The Atomic Bomb.

Ever since the atomic bomb was dropped, people have been asking whether it was actually necessary.


In this episode, we'll explore the arguments for and against the use of atomic weapons in World War II, and look at how this has changed the world we live in.


  • Recap of the journey to dropping the bombs on Hiroshima & Nagasaki

  • The American reasons for dropping the bomb

  • It seems to be the most terrible thing ever discovered, but it can be made the most useful…

  • Arguments against dropping the bomb on Hiroshima & Nagasaki

  • #1: Drop a demonstration bomb somewhere else

  • #2: Japan would have surrendered without a bomb

  • #3: The use of atomic weapons is ethically unacceptable

  • American counterarguments

  • The scientists who were against dropping the atomic bomb

  • Post-war theories about why the atomic bomb was used

  • Was Japan really close to surrendering?

  • Nuclear proliferation since 1945

Full transcript, subtitles and key vocabulary available on the website: https://www.leonardoenglish.com/podcasts/atomic-bomb-aftermath


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#286 | The Atomic Bomb Part 3: The Aftermath

#286 | The Atomic Bomb Part 3: The Aftermath

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