Nuclear Threat

Wars, wars, wars… They have been happening since the beginning of humanity. Since they have started, new types of weapons have been produced. One of the biggest weapons are the atomic bombs, which were built in the 1940’s, and they are a big threat for humanity.

The first atomic bomb was produced in July 16th 1945. It was found by a nuclear physician named J. Robert Oppenheimer. The Manhattan Project was a research and development undertaking during World War II that produced the first nuclear weapons. It was led by the United States with the support of the United Kingdom and Canada. It took 4 years to develop the project. Robert Oppenheimer was the director of the Los Alamos Laboratory that designed the actual bombs.

Two types atomic bombs were developed concurrently during the war: a relatively simple gun-type fission weapon and a more complex implosion-type nuclear weapon Both of them were a threat for the humanity, they were the biggest human made weapons seen by people. The United States detonated two nuclear weapons over the Japanese cities of Hiroshima and Nagasaki on 6 and 6 August 1945. The two bombings killed between 129,000 and 226,000 people, most of them were civilians, and this was the first usage of the nuclear weapons in armed conflict. After this nuclear weapon usage by United States, people understood that the weapons can cause a big destruction and the nations started to prepare for another nuclear bomb threat.

There are nine countries that has the nuclear weapon technology these days. These are the countries that has the nuclear weapons:  United States, United Kingdom, Russia, France, China, India, Pakistan and North Korea. Some other countries are trying to produce the weapons but it takes a long time to develop them for army usage.

‘’Some countries think that small atomic bombs with narrower effect should be developed in order to maintain world peace’’. This idea might be meaningful but it wouldn’t work like that. Because, there are 9 countries that has the nuclear weapons right now, if this number increases there would be a armament race between the countries which started to produce smaller nuclear weapons. A world with none nuclear weapons would bring peace.




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