Essay about The Debate Of Nuclear Weapons

1848 Words Nov 10th, 2016 8 Pages
On August 6th 1945, the United States of America dropped a nuclear bomb on Hiroshima killing around 80,000 people and wiping out 90% of the city. 71 years later President Barack Obama, payed tribute to the victims of Hiroshima at the Hiroshima Peace Memorial located in Japan. The president also prepared a speech. Obama’s speech outlined the effects of nuclear weapons and the amount of power a country has over these deadly weapons. The idea of nuclear weapons has always been a controversial debate. Some people see the use in nuclear weapons while others disagree with nuclear weapons. Certain individuals who belong to certain global perspective speak of such global issues. These global perspectives are Realism, Liberalism and Marxism. Realists are individuals who stand for their own nation’s interest, Marxists are individuals who stand for economic equality and Liberalists are individuals who stand for the idea of cooperation. In the issue of nuclear weapons Realists would agree with the strength of nuclear weapons because it allows a state to feel secure, powerful and the realists pessimistic view-point. While Marxists would believe that nuclear weapons only emphasize more differences between the lower class and the upper class by suggesting that only the upper class will benefit from the nuclear weapon and that the lower class will not gain anything through investing in these lethal weapons. Liberalists on the other hand will not agree with the use of nuclear weapons because…

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