World Peace and Nuclear Powers Essay

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World Peace and Nuclear Weapons

By Naseer Ahmad Virk

This article deals with one of the most debatable discussions of all time. Read on to know more about nuclear weapons pros and cons.

Nuclear weapons have been in this world since World War 2 and have been used, till date only twice and that too in the same war we are speaking about. The only country to use nuclear weapons was the United States of America. The US dropped two atomic nuclear bombs on the Japanese cities of Hiroshima and Nagasaki and the world witnessed the power of the man-made nuclear weapons.

The nuclear weapons effects were such that millions of innocent people were killed and this brought the end of the World War 2. Scientists have long debated on the pros
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There are about 27 countries which have enough reserve to make one nuclear bomb and 12 countries which have stock worth 20 nuclear bombs.

Nuclear reactors create plutonium which also acts like a source of bomb material. It takes less than 5 kilograms of plutonium to make a nuclear bomb. There are around 500,000 kilograms of plutonium in global stockpiles. Its stock continues to rise due to civilian spent fuel reprocessing.

The Strategic Offensive Reductions Treaty (SORT) which was signed between the US and Russia, requires them to lessen their deployed nuclear weapons between 1,700 to 2,200 by December 31, 2012. The day this treaty expires, both the countries can redeploy as many nuclear weapons as they want. The weapons which have been taken off deployed status are not being demolished, but are placed in storage where they are easily accessible and can be stolen by criminal and terrorist groups.

Advantages and disadvantages

Nuclear weapons advantages and disadvantages have been discussed by people from all walks of life. Some rational people think it's a secured future for their families, but some who know and have seen the destruction caused by nuclear bombs despise it. You might also be interested in nuclear power pros and cons.

Advantages: Nuclear weapons have protected mankind since two generations. They are the ultimate

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