Should All Nuclear Weapons Be Destroyed? "The use of this barbarous weapon at Hiroshima and Nagasaki was of no material assistance in our war against Japan. The Japanese were already defeated and ready to surrender. In being the first to use it, we adopted an ethical standard common to barbarians of the Dark Ages. Wars cannot be won by destroying women and children.” Nuclear weapons (along with chemical and biological weapons) are called Weapons of Mass Destruction (WMD).
One of the most influential scientists of his century, Albert Einstein, will forever be the cause of nuclear warfare. It is hard to predict that a successful scientist could be responsible for millions of deaths. Despite having the best intentions, Einstein prompted the United State’s race to nuclear arms. With his signature on a letter warning the United States of Germany’s false progression of their atomic research influenced the government 's decision to create an atomic bomb which would be used later to destroy a japanese city, resulting in millions of deaths. Due to Albert Einstein 's fear for the safety of the United States, he prompted the destruction of other nations.
These attacks just aggravate with the use of WMDs. Osama bin Laden’s al-Qaeda organization is one of the examples of a terrorist group that uses nuclear, chemical, and biological weapons for mass destruction. It even is continuing to develop and use such weapons as well as making attempts in obtaining radioactive material for a radiological weapon. All of these types of weapons of mass destruction discussed above prove to be very dangerous to our society and environment. In the further sections it will be made clear as to what changes have taken place in the production, development and usage of such havoc-causing weapons and how it is slowly becoming a part of all the
Efforts that able to do is to reduce the world's nuclear stockpile and change nuclear into energy that makes beneficial to society. The program from Republican Party is called Nuclear Forces and Missile Defense Imperiled aims to protect the safety of American citizens from terrorist and nuclear attacks. This is a terrible case of nuclear war because the nuclear defense in America is weak. Government must always be wary of competing countries such as Russia and China that have a great nuclear power. Not only from that country, threats and other dangers possible attack also come from other places such as Iran and North Korea that are currently developing a nuclear
First of all, both of these countries were trying to end each other use of nuclear weapons. Therefore, both countries worked hard to create more nuclear weapons because they were scared of each other. Each country was in fear that the other country would surprisingly attack it for no reason. The second cause of the Cold War was because of religion. It was a fight because of different beliefs such as communism and capitalism.
The emperor of Japan sent a broadcast to his people reporting that the Japanese would surrender to the Americans and that "the war situation has developed not necessarily to Japan's advantage." Also that "the enemy has begun to employ a new and most cruel bomb." This statement proves that no one else in this time has a weapon of such damaging results that it put the Japanese in fear of the Americans. American airmen announced to the people of Japan that "We are in possession of the most destructive explosive ever devised by man. A single one of our newly developed atomic bombs is actually the equivalent in explosive power to what 2,000 of our giant B-29s can carry on a single mission.” This quote describes how the U.S had created “the most destructive explosive ever devised by man” and that they were not afraid to use it on the people of Japan a second time.
Massive Retaliation is the threat of using nuclear weapons against the Soviets if they tried to seize a country not occupied by them and/or tried to expand there country by force. While Brinkmanship was the threat of using nuclear weapons to get an opposing country to back down/consed, Eisenhower used these effectively in the Korean war but there were saw as too dangerous.He used these to easily dispose of the Korean threat by threatening the use of nukes, and all the while, kept communism from spreading into Korea.
This was caused by the obliteration of about 250,000 men, women, and children (“The Decision to Drop the Bomb”). It caused the devastation of the Japanese homeland as well as its economy. The distrust was also caused by the ultimatum given by the U.S. for Japan to surrender (“Japan Surrenders”). War should only pertain to defending the country’s homeland from foreign invaders, even if that means fighting them on their front. But it should not allow, encourage, or endorse destroying anything other than enemy soldiers, weapon factories, and weaponized vehicles.
The alternative for President Franklin D. Roosevelt and his advisors was doing nothing and letting Nazi Germany develop atomic power and going on to use it to conquer the world. The United States of America wanted to end World War II on both the Atlantic and Pacific fronts and needed the quickest possible method to do so. Franklin D. Roosevelt’s advisors concluded that hundreds of thousands of American lives would be lost on an assault on the island of Japan. The U.S. Armed Forces was over 16,000,000 strong and Franklin D. Roosevelt’s main motive for dropping the atom bombs was to save American lives.5 The fact of the matter is World War II was started by the Axis powers which were Germany, Italy and Japan. The Axis powers alone turned Europe upside down.
Oceania is constantly at war with either “Eurasia or Eastasia……. Oceania was at war with one of these Powers” (Orwell, 17). The use of the phrase “one of these powers” shows that members of the Outer Party aren’t exactly sure who Oceania is at war with which makes it easy to assume that there might not even be a war at all. The Inner Party attempts to prevent globalisation in fear that it will take away from their patriotism. Hate against the other continents is extremely exaggerated to the people of Oceania which allows them to dismiss any international integration, therefore dismissing globalisation.
It 's challenging to look back at events and understand the logic of using an atomic bomb without allowing one scrap of knowledge to creep into our decision making. All of this being said, it 's still possible to come to the conclusion that using this weapon was wrong. The belief that a military blockade would end the war wasn 't believed any more than a military blockade without invasion of Germany would work. The notion that Japan was teetering on surrender is silly. They never were far more committed, ideologically and religiously, than the Germans ever were and Germany need a full-scale invasion by three superpowers.
And lastly, implosion of the Soviet Union. It involved two powerful men with opposing political beliefs, two leaders struggling to protect their countries. Weapons of mass destruction causing a nuclear standoff all resulting in the end of the Cold War. The leadership of Mikel Gorbachev and Ronald Reagan and their willingness to cooperate through reforms, negotiations, and policies, propels the Soviet Union and the United States forward into a mutual agreement to end the Cold War and to bring peace among their nations, but there would be many adversity’s and competitive obstructions in the way before a compromise would come to pass; from the “Space Race” to nuclear weapons such as the ballistic missiles. “The policy of mutually assured destruction (MAD), [was] where a nuclear first strike by one side would be met by massive retaliation.” Reagan, however, did not take favor the idea of mutually assured
Society today has this preconceived notion that foreigners are the enemy, but really today in our generation we are the true threat. We are the people and government that are the most advanced in technology, we are the bystanders in all of this. We could be making a difference but we are too scared to make any difference, we should stand up for what we believe in we should be the true heros making a difference. Taking them in might lead us into a new war but we have the intelligence to stop it before it happens. In conclusion, my claim is genocide is the worst possible action that we might be able to take.
History is all about inspiring speeches, gruesome wars, and unexpected events that decide the course of the future. The Cold War is not an example of a war, but a highly important event, considering there was no actual fighting. The Cold War started because the Soviet 's wanted to spread communism, but America was getting in their way to stop it. Three major factors also contributed to the conflict of war, the most obvious one being the U.S. wanted to stop communism, another being both the Soviet Union and the United States were afraid of each other, and finally competition, because everyone needs some good competition. These factors are both reasons why the war started, and "weapons" that were used.
Strangelove is a satirical comedy representing the fears people had during the Cold War. People assumed that with all the nuclear weapons at the time, the world would come to an end. It satirized peoples fear of what could happen. Although, only the president is able to issue orders to start a war, it shows the peoples fear that what if any other officer in the army was able to make an order such as this. All it would take was one person whose mind wasn’t perfect; all it would take was on mentally ill person for the world to come to a possible end.