Nuclear Weapons During World War II

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Today, it is known everywhere that if a nuclear war is waged, it could mean the destruction of our world as we know it. Nuclear weapons were used to end World War II, and they could very well be used if WWIII occurred, it may end also using nuclear weapons, which could destroy us. Albert Einstein once said, “I know not what weapons World War III will be fought, but World War IV will be fought with sticks and stones” (“I know not…”Einstein, Albert). Einstein was implying that WWIII would set humanity to the Stone Age. Our country and the rest of the countries with nuclear weapons need to get rid of them before one of us start a war. Fears spread in 1939, when it was discovered that the secrets of splitting a uranium atom was discovered by German physicists. Enrico Fermi and Albert Einstien fled to the United States and they wrote to President Roosevelt urging him to create an atomic research program after both deciding that the Roosevelt should be told about the possible dangers of atomic technology. The Manhattan Project became the name of the effort to create an Atomic bomb in 1941. Over 120,000 people worked on the Manhattan Project and nearly two billion dollars were spent on research and development. Secrecy was important, not even Truman, the Vice-President, knew until he was President. On the 16th of July, the year 1945, near Alamogordo, New Mexico, the first detonation of an atomic bomb took place. At the end of WWII, and after Germany had surrendered, Japan had

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