Do Nuclear Weapons Prevent A War?

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Do nuclear weapon prevent a war? Does possessing of nuclear weapons offset conventional force imbalance and deter military threat? The historian Spencer Weart notes "You say 'nuclear bomb ' and everybody immediately thinks of the end of the world" The escalation of nuclear proliferation in and around the world, especially in the Middle East has led to the fear of nuclear war in the near future. Many countries built nuclear weapons because it felt insecure from the major nuclear states or from their neighbors conventional military or nuclear capabilities. This is the situation with China, India and Pakistan. Many other reasons encourage countries to seek nuclear weapons, but the main reason for acquiring nuclear weapons is the deterrence against any external threat and prevention external offensive that might lead to war. Nuclear weapons make such countries feel more secure, nuclear weapons can prevent war because countries will have the ability to deter any external aggression. At the same time, there is no guarantee that acquiring nuclear weapons may lead to nuclear war. The US opened the nuclear world race when it started the Manhattan project to acquire a nuclear bomb. The Manhattan Project was established in 1942 as a secret project to build and produce a nuclear bomb in the US. The US succeeded building the first American nuclear bomb in 1945. Unfortunately, the US used the nuclear bomb against Japan. Hiroshima and Nagasaki were attacked by nuclear bombs and
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