Nuclear Weapons: The Causes And Impacts Of The Atomic Bomb

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Albert Einstein once said, "I know not with what world War 3 will be fought with,but world War 4 will be fought with sticks and stones." Nuclear weapons have been around for nearly one hundred years and they 're getting more and more advanced, but it all started in America under the Manhattan Project. The atomic bomb is a weapon of mass destruction that uses a radioactive form of uranium to function. When the bomb goes off, nothing will survive. The atomic bomb was the most groundbreaking American invention as it has both affected family life and global affairs up to date.

The American people were at war in the Pacific ever since the attack on Pearl Harbor. President Truman could make one of two choices: make a risky land invasion of Japan or drop atomic bombs on key cities. President Truman effectively brought an abrupt end to World War II as the Japanese then surrendered (). Had Truman not dropped the bombs on Nagasaki many American lives would have needlessly been lost. The atomic bombs destroyed many thinks in their wake as nearly 140,000 Japanese lives were taken (). Scientists witnessed the utter power of these weapons of mass destruction and tried to control it, thus bringing forth the atomic age.

The energy in an atomic bomb can be harvested and controlled in order to provide safe and clean energy. Though the plan was for a reliable energy source for the world, things took tragic turns as inevitable accidents occurred. The threat of an accident was always
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