domingo, 9 de agosto de 2015

August 9: Today is the anniversary of two very interesting and shocking events. First was the bombing of Nagasaki in 1945 with an atomic bomb. Secondly, in 1965 Singapore is literally expelled from Malaysia and became the only nation to own a country which did not need to fight for its independence.

“Fat Man”, the atomic bomb dropped on Nagasaki, in 1945

During World War II, on August 9, 1945, a B-29 bomber of the United States dropped a second atomic bomb on Japan. The first one bomb was nicknamed "Little Man" and was dropped on Hiroshima three days earlier.

Atomic explosion over Nagasaki.

The second atomic bomb was nicknamed "Fat Man", and was dropped on the city of Nagasaki, on August 9th, 1945, at 11:02 am, which immediately killed more than 70,000 people.

Atomic bombing of Nagasaki, August 9, 1945. Photograph by Yosuke Yamahata.

73.884 deaths were reported, including 2,000 Korean workers. 74.909 records were also injured by radiation.

Map of Singapore

The other interesting event occurs 20 years later, when Singapore was officially expelled from Malaysia to become the only country that has achieved independence without desiring it!

Singapore is an archipelago country composed of 63 islands with a political regime of parliamentary republic. That is to say, the Prime Minister is head of state and head of government as well.

Ethnologue report for Singapore Republic of Singapore. National or official languages: Bengali, Mandarin Chinese, Malay, Tamil, English.

Singapore was leased to the British East India Company, until the Japanese invaded it during World War II, and humiliated the United Kingdom of Great Britain.

Singapore On World Map

Singapore is the third or fourth most important financial off-shore on Earth and has the fifth largest foreign trade in the world. Singapore is among the four "Asian Tigers" and has the third highest per capita income of the globe.

Map of Singapore, today.