It is true that there are some radioactive particles that may pose a threat to the environment in further future, but they would not pose as much of a problem as one may think. When the radiation would finally dissipate the human race could begin rebuilding yes the disaster would set us back it would be as bad as you think with having knowledge of what life was like we could pass on our knowledge to children don’t get me wrong we would probly wouldn’t reach the level of technology for another one hundred years at least. But There is so much that is unknown about what the effects of a nuclear war would be. There are so many possibilities. Some used to think that worldwide accumulation of radioactive fallout would eliminate life on the planet, or that it might produce monstrous genetic mutations in living things, making future generations unrecognizable.
The A- Bomb was necessary because it saved the lives of countless American soldiers. The bomb droppings were not necessary if it was to showcase the full might and power of the United States to the USSR. However, I do not find enough support for the previous claim. War is destructive and deadly, so no matter the atomic bomb or a main land invasion, the end of World War II was going to be bloody. The ‘better’ choice, if you can call it that, was to drop the atomic bomb because is caused fewer deaths than invading the Japanese main land.
The Decision When Harry Truman learned of the success of the creation of nuclear weapons, he was faced with the most difficult decision in history. The capacity to end the war with Japan was in his hands, but it would involve unleashing the most terrible weapon ever known. Truman ultimately had to decide if the gains from ending the war would outweigh the destruction from ordering the bombs and leading the world into the nuclear age. After very careful deliberation Truman made the right decision on ordering the use of the atomic bomb. The decision prevented millions of American casualties, millions of Japanese casualties, and served as a deterrent to the USSR expansion.
The first selection would have been war, but as both (U.S and Soviets) had nuclear weapons, the risk for a global disaster was too big. Actually, at first the rocket science was supposed to invent rockets to carry nuclear weapons over continents not to travel into space . It was a war about convincing the society and as we know convincing needs proof. Space program was a great
Robert Oppenheimer was the lead scientist directing the development of the atomic bomb. He knew the political power that the bomb would have perhaps better than anyone it was evident in this quote from 1962 when discussing his thoughts during the first detonation of an atomic bomb during the Trinity test "We knew the world would not be the same. A few people laughed, a few people cried. Most people were silent. I remembered the line from the Hindu scripture, the Bhagavad-Gita... 'Now I am become Death, the destroyer of worlds,' I suppose we all thought that, one way or another."
What is known are the effects of the atomic bombs. They mean death and destruction to all and for those to come for their effects do not just disappear, but instead linger affecting future generations. The key to history is learning from one’s or others’ mistakes and not repeating those same mistakes or going about them in a different way so as to prevent the same end result. In other words, mankind cannot change history and stop the atomic bombs from happening; so mankind must learn from his actions in the past in order to not repeat anything that could be that detrimental. The atomic bombs have impacted others on a greater scale than most people will ever realize.
His nuclear deterrent foreign policy played a very large role in the Cold War, and is still effective today. Nuclear deterrent means if a country launches nuclear weapons against the United States, The United States would retaliate with its own nuclear strike (“Dwight D. Eisenhower” 304). In the end there would be no real winner, just total destruction. Eisenhower demonstrated this when he said “I would say a preventive war, if the words mean anything, is to wage some sort of quick police action in order that you might avoid a terrific cataclysm of destruction later.” (“Dwight D Eisenhower” 136). Knowing this, other countries will try to avoid total destruction instead of starting a nuclear war.
Korea, China, and Vietnam all encountered conflict with Americans during the Cold War. The Cold War was a period of East-West competition, tension, and conflict short of full-scale war. It had many causes and was influenced by many events, including both the Yalta Conference and the spread of McCarthyism. Tensions between Democracy and Communism were so bad that in East Asia the U.S did not even recognize the People's Republic of China until Nixon became president. Because of the nuclear technology of the time, the Cold War could have drastically changed the face of the
The definition of a cold war is: “A state of conflict between nations that does not involve direct military action but is pursued primarily through economic and political actions, propaganda, acts of espionage or proxy wars waged by surrogates” (Wikipedia). The war between the United States of America and the Union of Soviet Socialist Republic exhibits the entire definition of a cold war. America didn’t want the Soviet Union’s communism to expand and the Soviet Union didn’t want the American Democracy to expand. Henceforth, the two dove into the Cold War that terrorized the world for 46 years with the threat of nuclear war. The Cold War was a literal cold war because there was no direct military conflict between America and the Soviet Union