The Atomic Bomb And Its Effects On The World Essay

1141 Words May 11th, 2016 5 Pages
Whenever somebody even happens to mention the atomic bomb, your mind automatically conjures up images of bodies with their skin peeling off, flattened plains where cities used to be, gaseous mushroom clouds that envelop the sky, and most of all, the most effective, lethal, and powerful weapon ever used in wartime. The atomic bomb has the power to bring cities to mounds of rubble, valuable resources to worthless powder and nations to their knees. The atomic bomb however, is not only potent in its physical destructive power. The threat of the atomic bomb lies in its psychological and mental impact. Just the fear of this weapon alone changed the world - for better or worse - during the twentieth century. The atomic bomb changed the way we view war. Prior to its debut on August 6th, 1945, war was a venture of young men with military training, massive battleships that tamed the seas, and fighter airplanes at the peak of performance. The atom bomb pull all of that on its head in one split second. Suddenly, everyone was at risk, and no one was safe. The Atomic Bomb was a marvel of science, warfare, and an instigator for the Cold War we knew, and feared. The early twentieth century was an extremely tumultuous time in the world of physics. With the likes of Einstein, Bohr and Rutherford changing the world we view our world - from most small to most large - day by day. In 1942, while World war II is in full swing, the most brilliant minds pulled from the United States and refugees…

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