? asked in Arts & HumanitiesHistory · 9 years ago

how many people died in the bombings of hiroshima and nagasaki?

i am doing a project for school (its a national history day thing) on the bombs. I want to show the death toll on it but everything i read online is very confusing and there are so many numbers that i don't know which ones are correct.

I KNOW that there is no definite answer and there are only estimates, but i would like to know what are the best ones to put on my project. please do not bother to answer if you do not know exact good estimates. i do not want any "there is no definitive number" kind of answer.

Here are the Numbers i am looking for.

How many were killed instantly?

Hiroshima:

Nagasaki:

Total:

How many died later from radiation?

Hiroshima:

Nagasaki:

Total:

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  • 9 years ago
    Best Answer

    instantly

    90,000-160000 hiroshima

    60,000-80,000 nagasaki

    radiation

    20000-30000 hiroshima

    10000-20000 nagasaki

    with radiation sickeness died in four month bombing according health department.

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    4 years ago

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    how many people died in the bombings of hiroshima and nagasaki?

    i am doing a project for school (its a national history day thing) on the bombs. I want to show the death toll on it but everything i read online is very confusing and there are so many numbers that i don't know which ones are correct.

    I KNOW that there is no definite answer and there are...

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  • 9 years ago

    Dividing your query into "instant" and "later" deaths makes the speculation more difficult; frankly, it may require taking a wide sample of answers of coming up with your own theories, averages, etc. and then be able to show how and why you came up with those figures, which will only strengthen the impact of your project in my opinion, giving you a boost in the teacher's impression of the work, thought and synthesis or your efforts.

    For example, you may find several, and conflicting, numbers about the number of deaths and you and theorize a "range" (median) that may have been killed instantly based upon the research of "x" number of studies and list them in a bibliography of sorts (where you got your data from), and then from other research, studies, and numbers provided on deaths through a certain date period, like the UCLA research project http://www.aasc.ucla.edu/cab/200708230009.html that tracked deaths through December 1945, and theorize and show a number of deaths taking place after the initial blasts (instant) and the number that later died from radiation exposure and other related nuclear diseases.

    A few good starting point for you hopefully

    http://www.bbc.co.uk/ww2peopleswar/timeline/factfi...

    Hiroshima:

    Between 60,000 and 80,000 people were killed instantly.

    The final death toll was calculated at 135,000

    Nagasaki:

    About 40,000 people were killed instantly and a third of the city was destroyed. The final death toll was calculated as at least 50,000.

    http://www.hiroshimacommittee.org/Facts_NagasakiAn...

    Good luck and great learning!

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  • 5 years ago

    casualty numbers in ww2 are difficult to establish especially on the german japan & russian sides as they had many problems with the truth! my studies have had most accuracy on the allied side! you can often find people who were there ...still!! atomic losses need comparison to other areas , eg Taking Okinawa cost @ 66 000 Japanese troops 12 000 American AND 120000 Japanese civilians largly due to japanese influence (many Starving!)the numbers usually shed light on reality

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