Nuclear Consequences And The Effects Of Nuclear Weapons

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Countless individuals assert that nuclear weapons are vital shields for the planet. They claim that nuclear weapons are disincentive, and prevent the world from breaking out in total bloodshed. Nuclear weapons have had a large impact on the world, but have we gone too far in nuclear weapon proliferation? Are they doing more harm than good? Many claims that nuclear weapons have been keeping peace and creates a feeling of security. However, the effects of Nuclear weapons appear to be more miserable than vigorous. Nuclear explosions produce both immediate and delayed violent effects. Blast, thermal radiation, and ionizing radiation cause significant destruction within seconds or minutes of a nuclear action. The delayed effects, such as radioactive fallout and other environmental effects, cause damage over a continuous period ranging from hours even to years. The world's first nuclear weapons explosion on July 16, 1945, in New Mexico, when the United States tested its first nuclear bomb. On August 6, 1945, the United States dropped an atomic bomb on the Japanese city of Hiroshima. It killed or wounded nearly 130,000 people. Three days later, the United States bombed Nagasaki. Of the 286,00-people living there at the time of the blast, 74,000 were killed and another 75,000 sustained severe injuries. Japan agreed to an unconditional surrender on August 14, 1945; it also resulted in the end of World War II. In subsequent years, the United States, the Soviet Union and Great
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