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A wonderful aspect of humans is the ability to adapt, think, and perform in various circumstances and conditions. The human brain contains so much potential that 90% of it cannot even be accessed by people and yet the 10% invents, innovates, and operates at an immense scale. Yet in some circumstances and conditions this ability can be fatal. For example, during World War II the United States began the Manhattan project that sought to create a bomb that would be extremely damaging to the enemy, Japan. They succeeded in creating a nuclear bomb. This was a pivotal moment in history. The aftermath of the bombing was so appalling that the effects are still seen today. After further research and experimentation, scientists have been able to create atomic bombs that have the potential to wipe out the entire Earth at least twice. This could indeed be the universe’s “worst nightmare”.
Adolf Hitler came into the lime light as a man with a totally reputable objective and the antidote for poverty in Germany after the war. Hitler actually seemed to be living up to his word as he rebuilt the country and so Germans gave his more and more power.
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