Intro/Thesis: The news we hear today about nuclear weapons, ranging from the Iran Nuclear Deal to the North Korean bomb tests all stem from the secret project led by the United States during World War 2. The Manhattan Project, which started in 1942 lasting until 1946, saw the creation of two atomic bombs which would explode in Japan, ending World War 2 but more importantly changing the world forever (“Manhattan Project”). As the death tolls continued to climb upwards during the World War 2, so did the significance and urgency of the project. Since the day when the bomb ‘Little Boy’ and ‘Fat Man’ fell towards Japan, the end it put on World War 2, the destruction it wreaked, the role it has in international politics, and its contribution to science
This occurred throughout the time period of 1945 to 1947, of looking for protection between the nations and a doubt of one. This is refereed as the War. This involved Russia and the USA. This even started the development of the A-bomb that landed at the Semipalatinsk (the testing venue for the USSR nuclear weapons). On June 16, 1945, the first atomic bomb came to amusement in the USA.
Cold War and Arms Race What all took place in the cold war and the arm race? The cold war was nations trying to get to the moon and making the first atomic bomb. The US won, we were able to make the first atomic bomb and to put the first man on the moon. The atomic bomb was called “Manhattan Project” it was a secret project for developing the atomic bomb. We beat Russia and Germany in developing the bomb.
The Cuban Missile Crisis was the height of the Cold War since there was so much tension between the two superpowers, and both sides had deadly nuclear weapons which could have led to war. During this time, war seemed inevitable to the citizens such as Dino Brugioni. Brugioni “made arrangements for his young family to get out of Washington in the event of war” and stated "’I had seen atomic blasts and I knew the destruction they had left, and I felt sure that Washington would be a target’" (Fidgen 2012). Brugioni is one of many US citizens who believed that nuclear war would be inevitable after the discovery of the Soviet missiles in Cuba, which shows the widespread fear of nuclear war during this time. The nuclear weapons were “an explicit threat to the peace and security of all the Americans” and war was only avoided because of the agreement that Khrushchev and Kennedy had come upon (Cantelon).
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.
An event which resulted in the change of relations between the USSR and Western Allies between 1945 and 1949 was the bombing of the cities Hiroshima and Nagasaki by the US, using the first ever atom bomb. The United States and the Soviets were considered to be the most prominent superpowers in the world as of the time; both were extremely wealthy, and most importantly, both had great military capacity and were in competition with each other to gain the upper hand in that field. So, inevitably, when President Truman of the US took the leader of Russia, Joseph Stalin, aside to inform him that they had gained nuclear capacity and that they were planning to utilise it against the Japanese just under two weeks before proceeding to do so on the 6th
Specifically, the largest advancement came in the form of Americas Manhattan project and the atomic bomb. While it is still debated whether or not Japan would have surrendered regardless of the atomic bombs being dropped on Nagasaki and Hiroshima in 1945, ultimately they were the final act that brought unconditional surrender. In conclusion, there are many examples of technological advancements throughout the war. Some advancements of the war were small, while others had the capability to decimate entire cities. What is certain is that the nations who focused on advancing war technologies successfully were in favor of wining decisive
Also, companies promoted their products buy saying buying wants was a part of the American dream. All in all, the American dream was a big part of the 90s. The cold war was in motion. The soviets and the United States were locked in an “arms race”. In 1949, the Unites States learned that the sneaky Soviets had created an atomic bomb from stolen information.
The Cold War was a crazy war mainly involving the US, the USSR. There were a lot of things happening like the use of atomic usage of bombs and at the same time, a war was going on. There were spies hidden in the United States. There were all these things happening but the big question here is if the United states was made stronger or weaker. I think the United States was made stronger as a country.
From 1946 till 1991, a full-blown nuclear war could have occurred on a global level between the two most powerful countries. This 45 year period was known as the Cold War because neither nation, during the duration of the war, fought directly against one another. The Cold War was actually a state of apprehension or anxiety in connection with international affairs between the United States and the USSR (Soviet Union). The United States and the Soviet Union were known as superpowers for the extensive power they held over most of the world. For instance, they had a substantial effect that changed the political culture of the world.
They used nuclear weapons to fight with in the Cold War such as the AN-22 gravity bomb and ASMP attack missile. At the end of the war both of the counties lost the United States and the Soviet Union. One reason the Cold War started was because the United States policy threatened the Soviet Union. After WWII, Both countries the United States and the Soviet Union were known as superpowers which means both superpowers never declare war on each other. Both superpowers had very different fundamental political and economic systems.
Szilard a pioneer in the field of atomic power with 59 of his fellow scientist understands how this new type of power will be evolving continuously with the course of its development. Szilard made compelling point regarding how this weapon could be used against America and how will endanger the welfare of the nation. In this essay, I will be explaining why I think Leo Szilard does a great job in providing an argument that should stop the use of atomic bombs.