On one hand we have “Dr. Strangelove” who makes us laugh about what we should be concerned and worried about, and the film transforms this horrible idea about the bomb and massive destruction into something funny and peculiar that we should accept as part of our normal life. In this film all the characters seems to be unreal and mentally insane. A human sickness is the one who determines when, where, and how we should drop a bomb. On the other hand, we have “Fail-Safe” that, from a very serious point of view, exposes the problematic of nuclear bombs.
More recently, there was Hitler's genocidal six-million-death final solution to the Jewish problem, and the Communists' ten of millions of mass murders continue to this day. All this has been done without benefit of nuclear power. Many made comments came at the beginning of the atomic or nuclear age, and while the source and the judgment deserve respect, experience has shown that nuclear power in Western hands deterred a third world war and ultimately caused the collapse of the greatest
In war, you want your country to win. A country will do whatever they need to do to make those two statements a reality. For the United States of America, dropping the two atomic bombs on Hiroshima and Nagasaki was the way. War is not ideal, so no situation in war will ever be ideal. You must do what you need to do.
Dulles can be quoted saying "Local Defence must be reinforced by the further deterrent of massive retaliatory power." By saying this Dulles creates an understanding in which the U.S. would back up a convential Soviet attack by using nuclear attacks immediately. The United States were ahead of the Soviet Union in terms of nuclear technology. The United States had developed this technology in 1945, four years before the Soviet Union. In the 1950's, both of these nations had developed nuclear weapons, which was a deterrent for both sides because massive destruction would be ensured if they began a nuclear war.
<BR> <br> <br> A third world country is producing nuclear weapons. The country is the same that has given the <br>United States trouble in the past. It is Iraq. Shortly after the U.S finds this out, we are being attacked by a <br>nuclear strike from Iraq. U.S. cities are being destroyed one by one.
Finally, the nuclear electromagnetic pulse is made of extremely strong magnetic fields. This pulse disturbs the radio contacts and destroys and electronic devices (“The Atom Bomb – the development of the atomic bomb, the uses of the atomic bomb”). So what all happened to Japan when the first two atomic bombs
John Wyndham’s book, The Chrysalids, shows a direct connection to the cold war. Written in 1955 at the time of the conflict between Americans and Russians, Wyndham clearly states his opinions and beliefs as to what could happen if we don’t change our ways. Waknuk, a small town representing the remnants of a nuclear war, are so scared of not being the true image of God. Without knowing it, they are actually the ones destroying how God intended it to be. Wyndham himself is witnessing how evil the world is becoming through the arms race and build up of new more powerful weapons.
The arms race began in 1945 when the US dropped their atomic bomb on Japan. Not only did this demonstrate the power of the USA but was the catalyst for an age of rapid weapon development, the arms race. This ended with the Cuban Missile Crisis in 1963, an event that bought the superpowers dangerously close nuclear war. A number of factors other than the accumulating advancements in weaponry lead to the Cuban missile crisis, the personalities of the leaders and the national interests of each country all effected how the arms race developed, leading to the inevitable situation where the USA and USSR were left hovering over the trigger. The main aspect that lead to the Cuban missile crisis was the arms development between 1945-1963.
During the Cold War, there was a massive increase nuclear weapons manufactured. This disposed a danger because a small conflict could have escalated into a full-scale nuclear war. This possibility forced the two powers to co-exist is a forced friendship. Instead of fighting each other directly, indirect confrontation was chosen instead, and on several occasions. There are several reasons as to why they never met each other directly on the battlefield.
Roosevelt’s decision to remain neutral in World War II changed when Japan attacked Pearl Harbor on December 7, 1941, drawing the United States into World War II. President Roosevelt’s decision to involve the United States in World War II started the nuclear arms race, due to the ensuing threat from Nazi Germany. Along with the Nazi threat, the Soviet Union, our then ally, influenced United States policy when President Harry S. Truman learned that the Soviet Union had been working to develop nuclear weapons as well. Another major influence on American policy came when President Truman informed Joseph Stalin, the leader of the Soviet Union, that the United States had been developing nuclear weapons. President Truman was surprised at how calmly Stalin took the news and thought that Stalin had not understood what he had told him.