Atomic Bomb Pros And Cons

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Atomic bomb or also known as A-bomb is a weapon that derived from nuclear energy through the fission of heavy atomic nuclei. Just before the beginning of World War II, in August of 1939, Albert Einstein wrote a letter to President Franklin D. Roosevelt warning him about the Germans effort to create the Atomic Bomb (G. Dannens, 1996). According to “Manhattan Project” article from U.S History online textbook, President Franklin D. Roosevelt took action by starting a research at Columbia University, the University of Chicago and the University of California at Berkeley. However, an important discovery occurred in December of 1942 when a group of scientists were able to produce the first controlled nuclear chain reaction at the University of Chicago …show more content…
Robert Oppenheimer; along with more than 100,000 additional scientists worked collaboratively to develop an atomic …show more content…
On the other hand, the Soviet Union saw this as a threat towards their socialist idealism and immediately sending spies to obtain information from the United States to experiment on nuclear weapons and expanding their ideology to neighboring countries to show that the United States are not the only ones who are capable of creating world superpower. In addition, the Soviet Union leader Joseph Stalin held a grudge against the United States for entering the war late during World War II and claimed that was the reason why his millions of Russians comrades died (History.com Staff, 2009). The relationship between the Soviet Union and the United States was already in bitter-sour state since World War II. Both countries began to encourage the development of atomic weapons like the ones that had ended the war in Pacific and thus began a deadly “arms race” (History.com Staff, 2009). In 1949, the Soviets tested an atom bomb of their own and achieved successful results. This made the Soviet Union second country on earth to have nuclear weapon. In response, President Truman made a decision to build an even more destructive nuclear weapon to win the arm race with newly developed, the hydrogen bomb or “Super Bomb” (History.com Staff, 2009). Stalin did not hesitate and continues to compete in order to claim world superpower title. The tension of this arm race between

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