We Must Abolish Nuclear Weapons Essay
There are two types of nuclear weapons. Fission weapons, also called atomic weapons or atomic bombs, do so through (fission) the splitting of the nuclei of certain isotopes in the elements uranium and …show more content…
In addition to the blast effects from nuclear weapons, the nuclear bombs can create deadly radiation that damages the cells of humans and other living organisms, such as radiation sickness and sometimes death. People who survived nuclear attacks are found to have a greater chance of getting some kind of form of cancer.
Scientist has theories/hypothesis that if a war happens and hundreds of nuclear bombs explode, the smoke created from fires would prevent sunlight from hitting earth creating cold weather, bad harvests, and worldwide shortage of food. Scientist has named this the nuclear winter.
In 1949, four years after America developed the atom bomb, the Soviet Union exploded its own device. For the next four decades, nuclear weapons were a part of what became known as the “cold war” between the two superpowers. The Cold War dominated world politics after World War 2. Both countries engaged in an arms race to create larger and more devastating arsenals of nuclear weapons. In addition to larger and bigger bombs, both sides created rocket-missile technology to deliver these weapons.
Eventually the United States and