It was 1 a. A group of engineers and physicists was about to detonate an atomic device packed with 13 pounds of plutonium, a nuclear weapon that the government hoped would bring an end to World War II. Some scientists on the project worried that they were about to light the entire world on fire, according to researchers. Oppenheimer, who was tasked with designing an atomic bomb for the Manhattan Project, had not slept. At a.
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Together with the British Empire and China , the United States called for the unconditional surrender of the Japanese armed forces in the Potsdam Declaration on July 26, —the alternative being "prompt and utter destruction". While publicly stating their intent to fight on to the bitter end, Japan's leaders the Supreme Council for the Direction of the War , also known as the "Big Six" were privately making entreaties to the publicly neutral Soviet Union to mediate peace on terms more favorable to the Japanese. While maintaining a sufficient level of diplomatic engagement with the Japanese to give them the impression they might be willing to mediate, the Soviets were covertly preparing to attack Japanese forces in Manchuria and Korea in addition to South Sakhalin and the Kuril Islands in fulfillment of promises they had secretly made to the United States and the United Kingdom at the Tehran and Yalta Conferences. Sixteen hours later, American President Harry S. Truman called again for Japan's surrender, warning them to "expect a rain of ruin from the air, the like of which has never been seen on this earth. Hours later, the United States dropped a second atomic bomb , this time on the Japanese city of Nagasaki. Following these events, Emperor Hirohito intervened and ordered the Supreme Council for the Direction of the War to accept the terms the Allies had set down in the Potsdam Declaration for ending the war.
The Manhattan Project was a research and development undertaking during World War II that produced the first nuclear weapons. Army Corps of Engineers. Nuclear physicist Robert Oppenheimer was the director of the Los Alamos Laboratory that designed the actual bombs.
It is the world's fifth-most populous country with a population exceeding Pakistan is the 33rd-largest country by area, spanning , square kilometres , square miles. It has a 1,kilometre mile coastline along the Arabian Sea and Gulf of Oman in the south, being bordered by India to the east , Afghanistan to the west , Iran to the southwest , and China to the northeast. It is separated narrowly from Tajikistan by Afghanistan's Wakhan Corridor in the northwest, and also shares a maritime border with Oman.