Albert Einstein once said, “The unleashed power of the atom has changed everything save our modes of thinking and we thus drift toward unparalleled catastrophe” (Krieger 4). The debate over the moral and life threatening potential of nuclear weapons has been in question since the first bomb was detonated almost eight decades ago. Nuclear weapons seem rightly owned by the world’s superpowers in order to ensure protection, yet it is feared that nuclear weapons are the horrible remnant of the Cold War that may still potentially cause unilateral destruction. It has been proposed by several benevolent world powers, that nuclear weapons should be banned from the arsenal of all countries who own them, and any country that does not contain nuclear weapons should cease martial nuclear research immediately. In banning nuclear weapons, one beneficial factor would be the elimination of the immense cost that comes with them.
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The concept of a world free of nuclear energy and weapons would shock most people. Nuclear power has existed for quite some time and has provided valuable services. If the structure of nuclear programs, weapons, research, and power plants, was removed, the world would be thrown into a state of political and economic imbalance. The failure of the five nuclear countries, U.S., Russia, Britain, France, and China, to remain vigilant in their threat of nuclear power would cause third world countries to challenge the position of the five countries and bully their foes. The thought of nuclear disarmament is useless.
Today's intercontinental ballistic missiles (ICBMs) carry one or more multiple, independently targeted reentry vehicles (MIBVs), each with its own nuclear war head. Billions of dollars are wasted in taxes, each year, to pay for nuclear weapons (Rosenberg 1). The United States has spent about... ... middle of paper ... ...tructive. Anyone with the experiences of World War II behind them would not want to repeat the horror of that. Even before the nuclear bomb had been perfected, world war had become spectacularly costly and destructive, killing over fifty million people world wide (Cameron 66).
The majority of concern from physicists working on the Manhattan Project was that their involvement might slaughter thousands of Japanese, including many innocent civilians. It is certainly a good thing for the world that Hitler's crowd or Stalin's did not discover this atomic bomb. It seems to be the most terrible thing ever discovered, but it can be made the most useful. “The formulas for refining Uranium and putting together a working bomb ... ... middle of paper ... ... on August 14 1945. “The use of the atomic bomb saved hundreds of thousands-perhaps several millions- of lives, both American and Japanese; that without its use the war would have continued for many months; that no one of good conscience knowing, as Secretary Stimson and the Chiefs of Staffs did, what was probably ahead and what the atomic bomb might accomplish could have made any different decision.
If two countries were to go into Nuclear Warfare and 100 Hiroshima sized bombs were used, we would create climate change like none ever experienced before. There are things we could do to stop this. Armed Warheads are a constant danger and threat for everyone everywhere. They are constantly causing mistrust between governments and causing fear to its civilians. These weapons of terror and mass destruction have no legitimate military or strategic utility.
It is believed that dropping the bombs saved both Japanese and American lives by ending the w... ... middle of paper ... ...that it will not accept a future in which Iran--its Shiite, Persian rival--has nuclear weapons and it does not” (Allison). If many more countries create nuclear weapons, the world could be in danger of a nuclear war just like it was during the Cold War. From the creation of nuclear weapons at the start of the Cold War to today, the world has experienced struggles fueled by the want of nuclear power. The bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki, the Cuban Missile Crisis, and Iran’s nuclear weapon program are some of the most important conflicts over nuclear weapons. Thanks to the use of nuclear weapons in 1945 to end World War II, the world has come extremely close to a nuclear war, and more countries have began developing nuclear power.
They died from radiation sickness and different types of cancers. Whilst the atomic bomb is considered as one of the greatest inventions of all time, in terms of how it could protect a nation, is it really worth having numerous amounts of governments on edge at the thought of a weapon so powerful? Ronald Reagan described nuclear weapons as: “Totally irrational, totally inhumane, good for nothing but killing, possibly leading to the destruction of life on Earth and civilisation.” He spoke nothing but the truth. President Reagan was a nuclear abolitionist. He believed that the only reason to have nuclear weaponry was to prevent the Soviet Union from using their’s.
The arsenals of these countries would soon number in the tens of thousands. Recently there have been pushes to rid the world of these weapons that can kill an entire city with a single push of a button. Although these weapons are in the eyes of several governments a necessary tool to have, the public, however, disagrees. The Americans in particular have been debating the issue for several years. But for America to still pose a threat to other countries, the nuclear arsenal of the United States of America should not be completely depleted but upgraded and decreased to where our enemies still fear us.
Almost 64,000 years after the first weapon was developed, man has machinated an armament that is unfathomably more destructive and precarious than the antiquated bow and arrow: the nuclear bomb. The use of the nuclear bomb can never be justified because its negative effects cannot counterbalance its ,so-called, positive effects. The offset of the nuclear bomb not only harms the human race but also holds detrimental chronic effects on the environment. One of the most deadly effects of the nuclear bomb is the radiation that is emitted from it. The discharge of radiation is only subjected to the detonation of a nuclear bomb.