Later in the Cold War, the Soviet Union also had nuclear bombs that they could use on the United States. At times the United States was fearful that the Russians would use them against us. Just like with the movie The Manchurian Candidate people were paranoid about whose name was on this so-called list of communist. What they did not know is that Raymond Shaw’s mother herself was in fact a communist. After the bombing on Pearl Harbor, the United States put all of the Japanese-Americans in internment camps just like Hitler put all the Polish Jews in concentration camps.
“In September 2002 the administration announced a new National Security Strategy of the United States of America. It was notable for its declaration that the United States would act preemptively, using military force if necessary to forestall or prevent threats to its security by terrorists or rogue states possessing biological, chemical, or nuclear weapons – so-called weapons of mass destruction” (Duignan, biography.com). On March 17, 2003 President Bush notified Saddam Husain, giving him and his family 48 hours to leave Iraq. Saddam refused, and the invasion began (Duignan, biography.com). This demonstrates how determined Bush was to end terrorist attacks.
Not to mention, the flood of anti-communist rhetoric through news and media. Anytime a nation develops weapons of mass destruction, they become a threat. Let’s face it; Weapons of that magnitude are built to be used on other nations, not that of the nation that builds it. Russia was the active driving force of communism and had the weaponry to back it up. America’s fears of communist takeover were justified.
Atomic Bomb DBQ As the end of World War II was coming, the United States created one of the most powerful and destructive weapon known in humanity. The weapon, which was called the atomic bomb, was used on Hiroshima and Nagasaki. President Truman decided to drop the atomic bomb in order to intimidate the Soviet Union, showing that the U.S. was a very strong military. In addition, it was a strictly military measure designed to force Japan’s unconditional surrender, because Truman knew that the Japanese would not surrender, and was almost give little option into using or not using the bomb. Japan had also been warned that the bomb would be released on Japan, but made no motion to consider surrendering.
Taylor Loudan 5-17-12 Atomic Bomb Response The dropping of the Atomic Bomb is one of the greatest debates in American history that had both positive and negative effects on America and international affairs. In Document 1 President Harry Truman’s advisors decided that no warning was to be given, and the Atomic Bomb should be put in use as a military accessory to make a significant psychological effect on the Japanese to surrender. In Documents 2 and 4 scientists discuss coming up with an alternative plan for the dropping of the Atomic Bombs. General Leslie Groves said that the demonstration of the Atomic Bomb was spectacular. He stated that there was a massive steel test cylinder that was one-half mile from the test site that was ripped apart and flattened from the effects of the Atomic Bomb.
A month later Britain created their own chemical weapons because if they didn't then Germany would be the first country to win the war because of technology. That tactic of duplicating others' weapons in wars has occurred many times in the past and now. In WW2, when the U.S. created the atomic bomb, other countries followed and created their own atomic bomb. Also the use of poison gas proved that Germany didn't care about honor and courage of the old wars and just wanted to win. This also occurred in the Second World War when the U.S. had used the atomic bomb on Hiroshima.
The atomic bombing of Hiroshima and Nagasaki killed millions of people, left families with nothing, and leveled cities. The war would have gone on for a couple more years if we had not dropped the bombs and sent troops to Japan instead. The atomic bombing of Hiroshima and Nagasaki was justified. This is one of the pros for the atomic bombing on Hiroshima and Nagasaki. One of the pros for dropping the atom bombs is that the Japanese would have not surrendered.
To what extent was the nuclear arms race a stabilising factor in the Cold War between 1949 and 1963? The nuclear arms race was undoubtedly a significant factor is stabilising the relations between the superpowers of the Soviet Union and USA in the period 1949 to 1963. Although the superpowers came close to war on four occasions during this period: the Berlin Crisis, the Korean War, the Taiwan Strait Crisis and the Cuban Missile Crisis. Whilst all these crises indicate major tensions and possibly instability, the fact that the superpowers did not engage in a direct war shows that nuclear weapons created a balance of terror and therefore could be considered a major stabilising factor in the Cold War. Stalin was determined to make the Soviet Union a nuclear power, after the USA created the first atomic bombs during the Second World War, which were tested in the Japanese cities of Hiroshima and Nagasaki in 1945.
The United States decided to drop an atomic bomb on Hiroshima in order to intimidate the Soviet Union in the post-Second-World-War era, rather than simply enforce Japan to surrender unconditionally. During the final stages of World War II the United States tragically but strategically dropped atomic bombs on the Japanese cities of Nagasaki and Hiroshima. At the time and ever since then people have debated and analyzed the U.S.’s decision and why they did it. Some say it was to eliminate a large portion of Japan and force them to surrender immediately or as quickly as possible. Others argue that it was a trick to attempt to intimidate other enemies such as the Soviet Union.
Walking Dead Society has been preparing for natural disasters, chemical spills, and nuclear warfare since the beginning of the Cold War. Fallout shelters have been prepared for presidents and any other citizen who possess a special skill. Weapons have been produced to flatten an entire city to disrupt a person’s health until they die, and to stop a living person in their tracks. We Americans are prepared for anything, or so we thought. What happens to a student studying for a test if all the material that was studied for was for a completely different test?