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    1939-1945. It was used to end WW2 by bombing major cities in Japan, Hiroshima and Nagasaki, killing about 200,000 people. Seeing how powerful the bomb can be, the world continued to research on how to make the bomb more powerful, thus discovering the tsar bomba, the most powerful nuke up to this day in history. Up to this day they are being improved to be bigger, deadlier, and longer range. Today almost every country has some sort of nuclear weapon, and it is said that, that is enough to destroy planet

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    Throughout history people have searched high and low for weapons to turn the tides of war. With modern technology we have reached a point that at the push of a button we could destroy our entire planet. The question now is, are the weapons needed for protection, or should they be destroyed in an effort to save the world from potential destruction? There are no right answers, only the loss of power or the loss of humanity. Which should we choose? We must all learn the dangers of weapons of mass destruction

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    Development of the Hydrogen Bomb In the world there is little thing called power. Many countries want to have great power, few get it. Powers gave the Soviet Union and the U.S. the ability to dominate in wars. In the 1950’s during the Cold War these two countries had a race to se who could create the most powerful weapon the world has ever seen, the Hydrogen Bomb. Edward Teller, an atomic physicist, and Stanislaw Marcin Ulam, a mathematician, "who together developed the Teller-Ulam design in 1951"

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    In today’s society, an average American teenager is exposed to about six hours in front of a display monitor (i.e. a television or computer screen). There is twenty-four hours in a day. Assuming the teenager gets his or her eight hours of sleep, that leaves fourteen hours where they are up and about. On a normal weekday, the student is in school, so subtracting eight more hours; the teen has six hours left. These six hours equates to twenty-five percent of all the time in the day, and they are

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    “There, in the tin factory, in the first moment of the atomic age, a human being was crushed by books.” (Hersey 16) In this influential excerpt closing the first chapter of Hiroshima, Miss Toshiko Sasaki, stunned by the sudden flash of blinding light that entered into her building, is crushed by a case of books while going about her everyday work. This quotation is influential in that books are perceived to be harmless and sort of non-important to the average person like Miss Sasaki, while ending

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    Boston Bombing Case Study On April 15, 2013, Tamerlan and Dzhokhar Tsarnaev placed two backpacks near the finish line of the Boston Marathon. The backpacks had pressure cooker bombs with metal fragments inside. The bombs killed three people and injured over 300 people (Boston). Tamerlan Tsarnaev was a 26 year old male and a resident of Cambridge, Massachusetts. He had several run-ins with law enforcement or acts of violence before the bombings occurred, which are the following: 2007 – He punched

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    Hiroshima is the capital of Hiroshima Prefecture, southwestern Honshu, Japan. Hiroshima has warm, humid summers with July temperatures. Hiroshima caught the attention of the world when a U.S. plane dropped the first atomic bomb on the City, destroying it on August 6,1945. The Atomic bomb blast in 1945 obliterated three- fifths of the city within seconds and killed about 75,000 people. At exactly fifteen minutes past eight in the mourning, on August 6, 1945 Japanese time, at the moment when the atomic

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    It was in the late afternoon when Johnny B. Marciano woke up to the voice of a crying baby. He ran to the front door to see what was going on, only to find out that the world was in trouble. Marciano asks his neighbors that are outside crying and yelling about how the biggest nuclear bomb might go off because it has gotten in the wrong hands. A gang named “The Snakes” stole the bomb and is planning to blow up the northern part of the United States of America. Marciano is frustrated; he is an

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    Soviet Nuclear Scientist, Dissident and Human Rights Activist Dr. Andrei Sakharov was a leading developer of Soviet nuclear weapons. As he progressed through life he began working towards international peace and basic human freedoms for the people of the Soviet Union. In recognition of this work, Dr. Sakharov was awarded the Nobel Prize for Peace. Dr. Sakharov’s contributions to the Soviet weapons program and his public communications of the dangers of nuclear weapons helped to prevent nuclear war

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    In order to cope with the guilt that Oppenheimer felt due to his involvement with the creation of the atomic bomb, he became a large advocate for international control of atomic energy. He made several attempts to make international control a reality. His most notable attempt being the The Report on the Control of Atomic Energy, conceived and largely written by Oppenheimer. The primary message of The Report on the Control of Atomic Energy, or the Acheson-Lilienthal Report as it would soon be known

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