Nuclear Weapons And The Cold War Essay

1581 Words Nov 27th, 2016 7 Pages
Nuclear weapons have been prevalent in world society since WW2, however they also haven’t been used since the end of WW2 so it is questioned to what extent they are useful in society nowadays. Do they act as a good deterrence for to keep the peace between feuding nations, or do they cause more harm than good as at any point a ‘button’ could be pressed and world annihilation could happen? Supposedly the cold war was supposed to be the ending of the tension between the east and west however in times like today it can be argued that we are at less peace now then we were as countries are so unsure of what the other could do and there are so many other nations that have nuclear weapons so readily available. Keeping nuclear weapons may seem like they do keep the peace in some cases, however only to a certain extent. At what point, do they stop being a deterrence and start being a threat to mass civilisation? Nuclear weapons do create peace, however this is not a sole reason for world peace in the contemporary world arena and they could cause so much more harm than good if they fall in to the wrong hands or if a country feels threated too much.
International peace is severely hard to achieve and the fact that so many countries now have access to nuclear weapons can cause mistrust between many different nations. Russian governments have long been at loggerheads with the United States of America since before the cold war and the fact that the cold war happened should have been…

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