The most notable change I believe was the increase of defense spending, which helped fuel the economy and pay for the cost of research to build nuclear weapons, jet plains, satellites, and consumer goods that were often the side products of military research. (Nash 648) Atomic nuclear weapons were first developed by America after Roosevelt had heard that the German’s were researching on making an atomic bomb. The first and only time there was a nuclear war started when America bombed Hiroshima and Nagasaki, Japan. America had boomed Japan to put an end the war, at the end of World War II America was the only country who had nuclear war power. In response to the bombing of Japan, the Soviet Union and Communist China developed their own nuclear weapons.
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
The Russians refused this proposition and the arms race started. From the time between 1946 and 1949, little in the way of advances came for nuclear weapons. Americans were satisfied with their atomic weapons while the Russians were quickly trying to create their own atomic force. They succeeded in August of 1949 with their first nuclear test. The Americans responded to this test with the development of the Hydrogen Bomb
Bush's administration sought and received permission from Congress to design a new class of nuclear weapons: "mini-nukes," relatively low-yield tactical nuclear weapons for use against underground bunkers and other small battlefield targets. Advocates of these new weapons point to the uniquely powerful, compact "punch" that can be delivered by a nuclear weapon; critics argue that even a small nuclear weapon may cause many civilian casualties, and, more important, that actual use of a nuclear weapon of any size would break the taboo on such use that has held since the end of World War II, making the use of larger, more destructive nuclear weapons more likely in future
The Republican platform identifies two key components to facing the threat of nuclear weaponry, reducing the world's nuclear stockpiles and preventing proliferation. However, the Republican platform does not dare envision a world without nuclear weapons. Instead, the platform maintains that the US must develop and deploy national and theater missile defenses to protect the US and its allies. The Democratic Platform, however, offers a more idealistic approach to nuclear proliferation and advocates for a nuclear policy that aims to eliminate all nuclear weaponry from the face of the Earth. The Democratic Platform also addresses the combined threat of Iran and North Korea obtaining nuclear weaponry and how they would attempt to combat such a threat.
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.
His son Kim Jong-un succeeded and has been running a strict dictatorship much like his father. The Democratic People’s Republic of Korea also known as North Korea has been under much criticism for being one of the worse nations in the world when it comes to human rights. North Korea has been testing nuclear missiles for over a decade now. The United Nations have sent out stern warnings from all five vetoing countries but it does not seem to phase or even scare the Korean nation. “North Korea also conducted rocket launches in 2006 and 2009.
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.
The Atomic Bomb John D. Krause American History 212 Dr. Matthew McCabe December 10, 2009 On August 2, 1939, just before the beginning of World War II, Albert Einstein wrote to then President Franklin D. Roosevelt. Einstein told Roosevelt of efforts in Nazi Germany to purify U-235, which might in turn be used to build an atomic bomb. It was shortly thereafter that the United States began the Manhattan Project. Simply put, the Manhattan Project was committed to expedient research and production of a viable atomic bomb. Needless to say, the atomic bomb has been one of the greatest sources of controversy and debate since the two bombs were detonated.
Castle Bravo was a dry device which reduced the size and weight greatly. The bomb weighed a total of 23,500 pounds. The test was the first deliverable device which paved the way for creations of more effective weapons, including nuclear weapons that could be delivered by aircraft. Designers of the nuclear weapon miscalculated the yield of the device, causing nuclear fallout and critical contamination throughout the islands. Scientists predicted the yield to be four to six megatons and were shocked when Bravo produced a 15 megaton yield making it two times the expected yield.