The Pros And Cons Of Nuclear Weapons

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Nuclear weapons are weapons used by the United States during World War 2. They are a destructive weapon that obtains its force from nuclear reactions such as fission bomb and thermonuclear bomb.The creation of nuclear weapons is a plague on society. These weapons have no positive effects or outcomes, yet many countries today still continue to create and use these weapons. There are two types of atomic bombs used during World War 2: “Little Boy” and “Fat Man”. “Little Boy” was the code name of the first atomic bombs the United States used against Hiroshima. “Fat Man” was the code name of the second atomic bomb the United States used against Nagasaki. The United States should not continue to develop and test weapons of mass destruction because it led to health problems, killed many people, and caused environmental damages. The explosions giving off by nuclear weapons leads to several health problems among both children and adults. This is a concerning issue because these health problems could have a long-term effect on the individual. As stated by a journalist from the Campaign for…show more content…
It can instantly kill millions of people. During World War 2, the United States used the bomb on Nagasaki and Hiroshima, killing millions of people and destroying both of those cities. According to General Henry, an American general, “We had hit some 60 Japanese cities with our regular H.E. (High Explosive) and incendiary bombs and, as a result of our raids, about 240,000 people had been killed, 313,000 wounded, and about 2,333,000 homes” (Arnold, 1949). Thousands of people are getting caught up in the mess and are killed. Some of those people could have been innocent people who were standing miles away and not knowing they had been hit by the weapon. Along with them getting killed, their homes are being destroyed by the dangerous weapon. A weapon that can cause that much damage should not be allowed to continue

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