(Rodreyer, Smith) The creation of the bomb was considered by many scientists during the 1930’s and 1940’s. Mainly because It was thought that another force would be creating a mass destructive device similar to what the scientists had in mind. This whole project took a course of several years and much dedication. This project is known as, “The Manhattan Project.” The Manhattan Project was the code name for the U.S. creation of the atomic bomb during World War Two. An atomic bomb is a powerful explosive weapon that derives its force from the sudden release of energy in a nuclear reaction called fission, or splitting, of the nuclei of such heavy elements as plutonium and uranium.
Research Paper Iran has practically tripled their uranium enrichment to almost 20%. The increase in uranium enrichment stifled the US with fear of their close capability of creating nuclear weapons. The Iranian nuclear program originated in the 1950’s with the help of the United States as a result of the Atoms for Peace Program. Iran’s program remained intact until the revolution in 1979, when the program was disbanded. However, the program was restarted during the Iran-Iraq war, but on a very small scale.
In order to end the conflict of the World War II, a weapon that surpassed all other conventional weapons of that time would need to be created. In 1939, rumors of Nazi Germany pursuit to manufacture an atomic bomb and insure their victory in the war terrified the scientist that sought refuge in America. It also heightened the urgency for America to create the atomic bomb first. Albert Einstein was the one of those refugee scientists that was alerted to Germany's intent and wrote letters
Though this treat he was able to have his way at the Yalta conference. Truman thought of America as the World’s atomic power and was assured by Cabinet advisers; America would reign supreme in the arms race. However Joseph Stalin was also attempting to build Russia’s power in this arms race too. Truman began to get tough on Russia in 1946 when there were strong protests in the Iran against Russian Troops. The Soviets had denied sharing control of the Turkish Straits as they had claimed they would not have.
With the bomb came advances in technology, the possibility to end millions of lives, and the beginnings of the Cold War. Behind Truman were three important factors that influenced his decision: the scientists who created the bomb, the geopolitics and politicians circling the bomb, and the general military outlook involving the bomb. From each of these key perspectives, the decision is shown to be influenced far more by politics and persons than the battle of Okinawa. To evaluate this claim, the scientists and their influence on the decision must first be examined. 1 Scientist Interventions The U.S’s introduction to the atomic bomb was through the renowned physicist Albert Einstein and
The Western people said they the USSR was trying to make them give West Berlin away by starving the population. The West sent in supplies starting on 26 June by plane by using special air corridors where they could fly without being attacked, the USSR didn’t attack the Americans flying in supplies, as it would be an act of war. By spring 1949, 8000 tonnes of supplies were flown in every day. Stalin called off the blockade in May 1949. This was a very important event in the cold war.
In fact, the debates behind using the atomic bombs against Japan began even before the decision was made. Many of the scientists such as Leo Szilard and Dr. James Franck, who made great contributions towards the creation of the bomb, campaigned against its use. President Truman said “We have used it in order to shorten the agony of war, in order to save the lives of thousands and thousands of young Amercicans”. It is completely understandable that President Truman’s aim was always to save the lives as many American people, but was it necessary to do it by dropping the atomic bombs on Japan? And was the reason behind the decision to drop the two atomic bombs on Hiroshima and Nagasaki purely to ‘save the lives of thousands and thousands of young Americans’?
11 workers were never found however, even with the search efforts, and were presumed dead. The oilrig burned till April 22nd, when it sunk to the bottom of the gulf. On April 24th, oil is found leaking from the well, this came as a shock to many experts on the matter and further research using underwater cameras showed that the well was spewing out an estimated amount of 1,000 barrels of oil per day. It was only now that the engineers came to know that the valve mechanism, the blowout preventer, which is intended to stop the flow of the crude oil from the well, had failed to activate. As the days progressed, more shocking news reached the US coastguard, who have reported that the oil spill rate is around 5,000 barrels per day.
After that she figured out why so many people in Utah, including her family were found with cancer. The author tells the readers what situation took place from January 27, 1951 through July 11, 1962. It was a well known story in the Desert West, “The Day we Bombed Utah,” these were the years that atomic testing happened in Nevada. The author explains how much has been written about “American nuclear tragedy.” “Public health was secondary to national security.” (892) Williams explains how many people tried to make some protests to the United States government telling them to stop nuclear testing, but all these attempts failed. The United States said that the nuclear testing or radiation was not the cause why so many women were getting breast cancer.
In August of 1945, atomic bombs were dropped on Heroshima and Nagasaki in Japan. Both cities were destroyed and approximately 200,000 people were killed. Japan surrendered just six days after the bombs were dropped on August 15, 1945. The use of the atomic bombs were not necessary to end World War II, however using the bombs ended the war much faster and saved the lives of many soldiers and civilians. Even after the surrender of Nazi Germany on May 8th, the war against Japan continued.