Hiroshima was chosen as the bombing site because it was a major industrial center with large military barracks and a large population. Hiroshima was chosen because it was home to many military targets, including the headquarters of the Japanese Imperial Army, which controlled all Japanese forces in China, Manchuria, Korea, Taiwan and Southeast Asia. The city also contained several key factories producing military supplies and equipment for Japan’s armed forces.
The city of Hiroshima was also considered to be a prime target due to its high concentration of military and industrial activity. It was also believed that the bombing of Hiroshima would serve as a major blow to Japanese morale and would help to hasten the surrender of the Japanese government. The US military also hoped that the bombing of Hiroshima would serve as a warning to the Soviet Union and would deter them from entering the war against Japan.
Japan city was also chosen because it was not heavily defended and was not expected to put up much of a fight against the atomic bomb. The US military believed that if they could destroy these targets with one bomb, it would prove that they had developed a weapon capable of ending the war.
The US military also believed that the bombing of Hiroshima would send a clear message to the Japanese government and people that the US was not afraid to use the atomic bomb.