The Creation of Nuclear Weapons Changed the World Forever

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At the end of World War I and the beginning of World War II scientist started to develop new ways to to react to wars.Scientist like Julius Robert Oppenheimer with the help of Albert Einstein created the first atomic bomb called the “Little Boy” and the “FatMan”. Oppenheimer was the director of the Los Alamos Laboratory in New Mexico. He was incharge of gather the best minds to develop weapons of mass destruction. Oppenheimer along with 200 other physics developed weapons that would change the world forever. Little Boy was an atomic made out of Uranium, it contained 140 lbs. of pure uranium.Its explosive force was equivalent as 15,000 tons of TNT. Little Boy was tested during World War II on Hiroshima in August 6, 1945.The “Fat Man” was a Plutonium bomb. Its explosive force was 10x stronger than Little Boy. Fat Man contained about 13.6lbs. of plutonium,it had the size of a soft ball! It was used against Nagasaki in August 9, 1945. They were both delivered by a B-29 Enola Gay( They were the first bombs of mass destruction to ever be used during a war. Japan surrendered on August 15, 1945. Around 150,000 people were killed during the bombing. After World War II The United States and other countries started to develop Nuclear Weapons.They started to develop Fission,Fusion, and Hydrogen Nuclear Bombs. Maybe in a near future Bio or Anti-Matter Nuclear Weapons. Since World War II different countries started to develop new ways to combat

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