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.
Thus, the purpose of this investigation is to evaluate to what extent James Byrnes, the Secretary of State in Truman’s cabinet, influenced President Truman’s decision to drop the atomic bombs on Japan by analyzing published works from historians. Section B Summary of Evidence Many of the sources describe Byrnes’ strong influence on President Truman. Historian
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
4. What does the story of Elia Kazan and Arthur Miller tell us about the Cold War culture? How did these men speak through their work? What do On the Waterfront and The Crucible tell us about this period in American history? Fear of the communism and the atomic bomb was gigantic during the Cold War.
The Space Race is considered the central characteristic of the Cold War. It had been called the “balance of terror” (Churchill) which later became more widely known as the Mutually Assured Destruction. The Mutually Assured Destruction is a doctrine of military strategy and national security policy in which the use of nuclear weapons by two or more opposing sides; The Soviet Union and the United States, would cause the complete annihilation of both sides. As a consequence of this, the Cold War had to be played out in other ways. The space race made another form of periphery with scientists and technocrats, seizing the position of importance.
On August 2, prominent scientist Albert Einstein wrote a letter to president Franklin D. Roosevelt warning about the implications of nuclear technology. In the letter, Einstein stated that extremely powerful bombs could be constructed from radioactive elements like uranium. Einstein also informed Roosevelt that German scientists were already trying to develop such a weapon. Einstein along with other U.S. feared what would happen if Nazi Germany developed an atomic weapon. Two years later, Roosevelt authorized the Manhattan Project in Los Alamos, New Mexico.
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).
++++++++++ Metal Gear (1987) Theme: The danger of nuclear weapons. This is the easiest. The theme is expressed through the simple story of a secret agent infiltrating to stop a walking nuclear tank, Metal Gear. Nuclear weapons are a highly delimited theme stemming from Kojima 's cultural background and interpretation of the bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki, as well as his feelings of insecurity during the Cold War, of which he has spoken in interviews. This theme carries throughout the entire series, but takes on a supportive role rather than a starring one.
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.
Minority Report is a science fiction movie of Steven Spielberg’s to describe stopping crimes before they happen, inspired by a story of Philip D. Kick. It is a futuristic movie because the settings and timeline is in Washington D, C year 2054. Tom Cruise is John Aderston played the leading man as the chief of the Department of pre-crime in the distinct of Columbia, Collin Farell portrayed Danny Witwer as an agent from the United States Department of justice, Witwer has been sent to evaluate the system because the country is about to vote on wether to expand the pre-crime program nationally, Kathryn Morris played the role of John Anderston’s ex-wife, also the three precogs who have an abilities to see crime beforehand one of the three is
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.
The Cold War was a tension between United States and the Soviet Union in 1945 until 1989. Some of the causes that led to the Cold War is the Red Scare, and Nuclear Arms Race. In the early 1950s, a threat posed by communists in the United States called the Red Scare. The Nuclear Arms Race was a completion authority in nuclear warfare between the United States and Soviet Union. They used nuclear weapons to fight with in the Cold War such as the AN-22 gravity bomb and ASMP attack missile.
Blake Mcmahon and Adam Lowther look back to the bombing of Hiroshima and Nagasaki in 1945, describe the destruction the bombing had caused, and acknowledge people’s concern regarding the danger of nuclear weapons. They counter the assumption of nuclear danger by asserting that if a country launch nuclear weapons it will spark deadly response from other nations. The nuclear characteristic of deterrent, they argued, is exemplified in the Cold War, in which the United States and the Soviet Union hindered themselves from the brink of war due to the horrific possibility of a nuclear war. Mcmahon and Lowther claim that nuclear weapons are still essential deterrents for the United States against countries that are developing nuclear weapons to
In the debut of John le Carre’s novel, The Spy Who Came In from the Cold, there is a paradigm shift in the perspective on intelligence and espionage within popular culture. Gone are the days of heroic romanticism that came with characters like John Buchan’s Richard Hanay and Ian Fleming’s James Bond. Through morally ambiguous characters like Control and complex machinations that is Leamas’ mission, le Carre is establishing a systematic critique on the nature of intelligence agencies and their methods specifically in context of the Cold War. In a sense, the novel itself is anti-intelligence in theme, plot, and character. Specifically, the novel condemns the institution of intelligence as a whole to be dehumanizing of the people involved, immorality of its actions, and bereft of any ideological passion.
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