The 10 Things You Might Want to Know About Nuclear Weapons

The 10 Things You Might Want to Know About Nuclear Weapons

They were discovered in the science fiction / post-apocalyptic movies, books, games inspired. The nuclear weapons plays a big role in today’s world as a political issue, especially in the wrong hands can be so dangerous. With Donald Trump getting elected some people argue that they can not be trusted with the nuclear codes. It can be trusted hands of an unstable leader destruction weapons on a large scale? Here you might want to know 10 things about nuclear weapons.#1. They can hit a target 1000 miles away from the launching point at just 4 minutes

How is the advance missile technologies. Since nuclear war broke out I was struck when most nuclear policies based on striking back, might be able to stay in the ground for 90 minutes. Well, is 4 minutes seems like money well spent 1,000 miles (8.8 trillion), or not?

#2. If a nuclear war broke out it would create a winter cooler than ice age

Scientists estimate that a nuclear war would create 150 million tons of smoke to create a massive cloud in the atmosphere blocking the sunlight. After such a war like that the earth could be non-habitable not only from the radiation but from the winter and the lack of sunlight which we depend on to grow our crops. Some scientists also say that it could return life on earth back to microscopic levels.

#3. Between 1940 and 1996, the U.S. spent $8.8 trillion on nuclear weapons program

Not only the U.S but most of the states spend huge amounts of money on developing them. U.S spent only 610 million on actually making the weapons, most of the money was spent on delivery systems. Some argue that starvation in the world could have ended with that amount of money instead of developing weapons to kill millions.

#4. Some argue that aliens sabotage nuclear weapons

A group of people who believes aliens are among us, they also believe that this is one of their main objectives and they started visiting us more since we developed these weapons because they were afraid we would destroy our own habitat. Some others also say that we actually got the technology from them but turned it into a weapon.

#5. They might be preventing wars

Some people argue that nuclear weapons actually prevent wars. This view argues that, unlike conventional weapons, nuclear weapons successfully deter all-out war between states. This idea can be supported with the fact that they succeeded in doing this during the Cold War between the U.S. and the Soviet Union. This is called the stability–instability paradox.

#6. A 42,000-pound hydrogen bomb accidentally fell from a plane in 1957

Yes, it really happened and it was not an accident involving nuclear or falling of an aircraft. Albuquerque, it is also close to New Mexico. Destroy the traditional explosive device blast effects, and formed a crater 25 feet in diameter on the ground.

#7. You can defend against them

You don’t need a huge shield covering the city to defend against weapons that can lead to millions of peoples death. But as dangerous as they seem most of the nuclear missiles any super powers in the world have can be hit mid air before hitting the target city. That is called missile defense system and The United States, Russia, China, India, Pakistan, Israel, and France have all developed it. These systems can defend a whole continent.

#8. For the most countries only the President can give the order for a nuclear strike

Even though if the country is in war and all the military generals think that nuclear is the best way to go, they still have to get that order from the President in most of the countries. That is because they are simply too dangerous for any military person, it seems.

#9. They were tested over 2 thousand times

After the atomic bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki, nuclear weapons have been detonated on over two thousand times only for basically to see how if they work and how much damage they can deal. Some claimed it caused damage in the environment around the testing site.

#10. Nuclear Weapons were only used twice -exculuding the tests- in the history

Nuclear weapons had been used only twice and was used against Japan by the United States. US Army Air Forces dropped a uranium gun-type fission bomb with the name of Hiroshima “Little Boy”. Only three days after the Army Air Forces plutonium implosion-type fission bomb dropped on Nagasaki, code named “Fat Man”. 200,000 serious injuries from the constant attacks from civilian and military personnel have lost their lives.

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