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Nuclear Weapons Dbq

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Nuclear weapons have been a present factor in my lifetime, and in WWII the bombs in Hiroshima and Nagasaki caused thousands of deaths. Nuclear weapons are the most destructive, inhumane weapons ever created. Both in the scale of the devastation that they cause, and in their uniquely persistent, genetically damaging radioactive fallout, they are not like any other weapon. A single nuclear bomb detonated over a city could kill millions of people. The use of tens or hundreds of nukes would disrupt the world's climate, causing lots of famine.(Arguments for nuclear abolition) Nuclear weapons pose a direct and constant threat to people. Not even close from keeping the peace, they breed fear and mistrust among nations. These ultimate instruments…show more content…
They release great amounts of energy in the form of blast, heat and radiation. No acceptable humanitarian response is possible. In addition to causing millions of deaths, a nuclear war involving around 100 or so Hiroshima sized weapons would disrupt the global climate and agriculture so much that more than hundreds of millions of people would be at risk of famine.(Arguments for nuclear abolition)
Nuclear weapons have been used twice in war – on Hiroshima and Nagasaki in 1945. More than 210,000 civilians died, while many more suffered small injuries. Even if a nuclear weapon were never again exploded over a city, there are horrible effects from the production, testing and deployment of nuclear weapons that are experienced as a personal and community catastrophe by lots of people around the world. This must inform and motivate efforts to get rid of these weapons.
Nuclear weapons should be abolished due to their destructive nature and the fact that nuclear weapons pose a direct and constant threat to people everywhere. All nuclear weapons accomplish is destruction and mistrust between countries, therefore they should be
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