How Nuclear Power powers the Bomb: The Interdependence of Military and Civilian Technologies via IPPNW

The military origins of nuclear technology
The discovery of the atomic chain reaction in 1938 paved the way
for the military use of nuclear technology. Throughout the Second
World War, Germany, the UK, the Soviet Union and the US were
involved in a race to construct the first atomic bomb. In the end,
it was the US with its Manhattan project who succeeded. The first
atomic detonation took place in Alamogordo, New Mexico in July. Less than a month later, Hiroshima was attacked with a uranium bomb, and Nagasaki with a plutonium bomb. The combined death toll by the end of 1945 was about 200,000. […]

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