Controversy still exists about dropping the two atomic bombs on Japan. Killing 100,000 or more innocent people just to have an influence in war. The atomic bomb is considered the most powerful mass destructive weapon since the 1940’s. The Creation of the bomb took approximately 63 years ago. (Rodreyer, Smith) The creation of the bomb was considered by many scientists during the 1930’s and 1940’s.
JFK did what he could to ease the tension between the two nations. America removed missiles from Turkey, therefore the soviets removed their missiles from Cuba. What are the implications to the more recent interpretation of international politics? What makes a leader a strong leader? A leader that’s strong doesn’t necessary have to and or want to go to war all the time.
Cuban leader, Fidel Castro agreed to have the missiles stationed there. The US had no plan in place because they believed that the Soviets would never install nuclear missiles in Cuba. The EXCOMM quickly discussed several possible courses of action, over the period of thirteen days. One of the options was, military invasion: to take full force over Cuba and overthrow Fidel Castro. The second option was, an air strike: use the US Air Force to finish off all the nuclear missile locations.
The island of Okinawa was the closest island to the Japanese mainland, and the last island battle. Many higher-ups believed that Okinawa could be seen as a trial for an invasion of Japan, yet before the native soil of Japan could be assaulted, atomic bombs were dropped on the cities of Hiroshima and Nagasaki. To what extent did the Battle of Okinawa affect the U.S.’s decision to deploy the atomic bomb? The decision to drop the bomb was solely up to the President of the United States at that time, Harry S. Truman. With the bomb came advances in technology, the possibility to end millions of lives, and the beginnings of the Cold War.
Also, the United States would get angry as well and bomb just as much in Russia, if not more, killing a larger amount of people then just the amount of people in Moscow. In the end, the President saved many lives regardless of how horrible of a mistake that occurred. Another character that was faced with a huge dilemma was General Black. Personally I feel that
The Soviets broke the US nuclear monopoly, and that struck fear into all americans, there is now someone just as dangerous as you are. ”Here’s my strategy of the cold war: we win, they lose.”1 Leading conflicts lead Truman to develop a “super bomb” 1000 times more powerful than the atomic bomb. With both sides power building, leaders realized, if this war was to happen there would be no victor, just total mass devastation for both parties. Peace was impossible, war improbable. 1 ― Ronald Reagan, U.S.S.R. U.S.A.
But United States leaders had other concerns. No sooner had World War II ended, then a "Cold War," between the forces of democracy and communism began (Schomp The Vietnam War 5). Long years of fighting had devastated the democratic nations of Western Europe, which left the communist Soviet Union as the dominant power in Europe and Asia (Schomp The Vietnam War 5). The Soviet Union had already over run most of Eastern Europe; now they seemed determined to spread communism all around the globe (Schomp The Vietnam War 5). To help counter that threat Truman started secretly sending money as well as supplies to help back the French forces against Ho Chi Minh's forces (Schomp The Vietnam War 5).
The twentieth century proved to be a great time of advancements in technology. A person may ask their friend, “What was the greatest invention of the 1900s?” and the friend would respond, “Oh, I don’t know, the internet.” The question is though, what has humanity defaced in this century? Surely it is the safety of the world and it’s creatures. With the development of nuclear weapons in the mid-1900s, the human species successfully brought about the most dangerous threat the world has ever seen. Such a poor choice this was, to split the nuclei of atoms.
Soviet and US relations changed dramatically between 1945 and 1947, there were many reasons to explain why and how this happened. Firstly, one reason was the end of WW2. During the Second World War, America and the USSR were members of the Grand Alliance in order to oppose Hitler, but when this war finished there was nothing to bring the Communists and Capitalists together. Therefore, the two countries went from allies to progressing enemies after Germany was defeated. This developed until a confrontation, from Western and Eastern Europe, in a nuclear arms race.
The two elements used in the explosion are already radioactively unstable as the stand as elements but, they are forced to release their radioactive particles. When these two elements are left alone, without anything affecting it, it will take centuries to release their radioactive particles. Long after World War II, the Soviet Union finally created its own Atomic Bomb. Once the United States had heard of this news, President Harry S. Truman began the construction of the Hydrogen bomb. This