The Major Effects Of The Atomic Bomb

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This historical study will define the major effects of the atom bomb in the threat of mutual assured destruction, the development of nuclear energy, and the problem of radioactive pollution in the 20th and 21st centuries. The discovery and invention of the atom bomb define the reconstruction of human warfare within the context of mutual assured destruction. The bombing of Japan by two atom bombs in 1945 on Hiroshima and Nagasaki define the extraneous effects of environmental radioactive pollution and the long-term health ramifications of nuclear power. The advent of harnessing nuclear fission reactions is also part of the legacy of pollution that nuclear plants represent in the Chernobyl incident and the current destruction of environmental pollution caused by the Fukushima disaster on a global scale. Finally, the global impact of pollution and military uses of nuclear energy define the continuing legacy of …show more content…
In the late 1930s and into the WWII era, the Manhattan Project allowed the U.S. government to enrich uranium and to then create a bomb, initially called The Gadget”, that could destroy an entire city with the immense power it released. During this period in human history, it now became possible for a single bomb to annihilate the cities of Hiroshima and Nagasaki. More so, the radioactive aftermath of these bombings took a heavy toll on the overall health of human environments, which did not discern between civilian and military actors within the context of war. The invention of the atom bomb defined a horrifically new level of human weaponry, which challenged the ethical and moral role of the United States as a first world power after the defeat of the Japanese. During this time, David Lilienthal, the director of the Atomic Energy Commission in the 1940s, defines the effects of the use of atom bomb right after the war had

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