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There is no reason for its use.
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What would have happened if the atomic bombs had not been used in World War 2?

Then the U.S. would have eventually invaded the Japanese mainland. As the Japanese were not going to surrender, there would have been millions of Japanese killed. U.S. deaths would also have been in the thousands, maybe as high as a million. Japan would have been defeated but at a very high cost in (MORE)

Is the atomic bomb still being used or has it been banned?

The fission style bomb (atomic bomb) has been obsolete since the invention of the hydrogen fusion (thermonuclear) bomb. Many countries have nuclear capabilities. However, no nuclear weaponry has been used against anyone since the dropping of the two atomic bombs on Japan in 1945. . The above answ (MORE)

Why was the atom used in the atomic bomb?

because atom, when split become highly unstable, and in whats called nuclear fission, atoms are divided inot smaller ones, and that on a large scale is devestating.

What was the reason for using the atomic bomb?

The reason why the US used the atomic bomb against Japan was that the US wished to bring the war to a more rapid conclusion, in order to avoid giving the Soviet Union the opportunity to invade and take over Japan, as the Soviet Union had already done in Eastern Europe as a by-product of their fight (MORE)

When has an atomic bomb been used recently?

The only time a nuclear bomb has been 'used' to attack anyone was at Hiroshima and Nagasaki in 1945. Subsequently the US, Russia, and UK all carried out above ground tests, before all tests started to be done underground. Recently North Korea detonated a nuclear bomb as an underground test but will (MORE)

Why did they stop using atomic bombs?

If you are referring to WW2, then the US stopped using atomic bombs on Japan because Japan agreed to surrender . Had they not, the US had plans and production setup to drop a total of 23 atomic bombs on Japan in 1945.

Where was the first atomic bomb used?

In the history of warfare, only two nuclear weapons have been detonated offensively. The first was at Hiroshima, Japan, and the second was at Nagasaki, Japan. The weapons, the Little Boy and the Fat Man respectively, were dropped by the U.S. There was one nuclear test, the so-called Trinity tes (MORE)

Why did the US drop an atom bomb?

STATEMENT BY THE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES Sixteen hours ago an American airplane dropped one bomb onHiroshima and destroyed its usefulness to the enemy. That bomb had more power than 20,000 tons of TNT . It had morethan two thousand times the blast power of the British "Grand Slam"which is t (MORE)

Atomic bomb was used where at in the world.?

The atomic bomb has been tested in many parts of the world but it was used as a weapon in World War II when one each was dropped on the cities of Hiroshima and Nagasaki, Japan.

Why did us make the atomic bomb?

Fear that Nazi Germany would make one first and win WW2 using it. It was not until after the end of the war that it was discovered that the German nuclear program was only a very low priority program directed mostly at reactor development.

What bombs were used before atomic bomb?

Before the very scientifically complex atomic bomb, other bombs are just basically tons of explosive stuff jammed into a bombshell, so it wasn't too advanced there.

Why did the Americans have to use the atomic bombs?

The stated reason is "to save American lives by ending the war sooner." The real reason is to see what would happen. They could have detonated an atomic device out to sea, near enough to blow Japan's mind without blowing up so many thousands of Japan's civilians. But curiosity overrode any humane qu (MORE)

When did the US use the atomic bomb?

On August 6, 1945, the first Atomic bomb was dropped on japan.Another was dropped on August 9,1945 which ended WWII. Those arethe only times in the history of warfare that an Atomic weapon wasused.

Why did the us use the atom bomb?

The decision to use the atomic bomb was made by President Truman. There was never any doubt of that and despite the rising tide of criticism Mr. Truman took full responsibility for his action. Only recently succeeded to the Presidency after the death of Roosevelt and beset by a multitude of problems (MORE)

Why does the US use the atomic bomb?

When the atomic bomb was finished, Leo Szilard, a scientist in on the Manhattan Project (the Manhattan Project was the code name for the project to build and develop the atomic bomb), made a petition urging the President not to resort the use of atomic bombs in the war unless the news of the bomb ha (MORE)

How has the atom bomb been improved?

A number of improvements have been made in nuclear weapons. They involve the more precise construction (the shape or geometry of the bomb) and the more efficient method of triggering the device. These changes have allowed us to make nuclear weapons that will fit easily in an overnight bag and have p (MORE)

How does us used atomic bombs?

The only time the US ever used Atomic Bombs was during World War 2 when the first atomic bombs were used. Nowadays, the atomic bombs are kept underground. Nuclear missiles are ready to use in the case of a nuclear warhead being launched at the US by an enemy or unknown foe. There have been thousands (MORE)

Where has an atom bomb been dropped?

The test atomic bomb was tested in Trinity New Mexico near Alamogordo. There were the two atom bombs dropped on Hiroshima and Nagasaki, Japan. The Russians tested the atomic bomb and dropped it somewhere in 1949 (trust me I cannot spell the place) and they tested others in 1951, 1953, and 1955.

Why did the US use the atomic bombs?

The United States was faced with the daunting prospect of invading Japan in order to force a close to World War 2. The Japanese had already shown a willingness to go to incredible lengths to continue the war and to cause destruction to their enemies. The fierce fighting for islands near the Japanese (MORE)

Why is the atomic bomb not something to be used?

because it will blow your brains out. dude! Science Major: This is just a matter of opinion, but I would say because it killed thousands of innocent people who probably had nothing to do with WWII, and caused massive amounts of destruction.

Why people used atomic bombs?

WWII was a very difficult time; Americans and Australian's were badly mistreated, used as slaves (having to build the 'Death Railway' which the Japanese needed to transport supplies is a good example) and Stalags were not places that you could feel safe from being away from the Russian Front. Infact (MORE)

What use is the atom bomb to the US?

-Reasons to use the Atomic Bomb. Saves lives Saves money Saves time Revenge of Pearl Harbor Keep Russians out of Japan, preventing them from getting Manchuria.

When have atomic bombs been dropped?

The first atomic bomb has been dropped by a United States aircraft on the Japanese city of Hiroshima. President Harry S Truman, announcing the news from the cruiser, USS Augusta, in the mid-Atlantic, said the device was more than 2,000 times more powerful than the largest bomb used to date. An accur (MORE)

What do you use to build an atomic bomb?

Materials Needed Materials needed to make an atomic bomb are: fissionable material (Plutonium239 isotope) explosive to start the nuclear chain reaction (TNT, Gelignite or semtex) detonator pusher (made from aluminium, beryllium)

Why is an atomic bomb useful?

The atomic bomb is the most powerful and most terrible weapon. With all the atomic weapons in the world, it's possible to destroy the world three times Uses: The radioactive radiation contaminated the city with a strong radiation. This radiation kills several people. The detonation whirl up a lo (MORE)

Will they use the atomic bomb again?

maybe but i think they won't because they have to waste about 2million dollars. on the other hand, maybe they will if there'sanother invasion so we really don't know.

Was the atomic bomb invented in US?

Yes. The theory for an atomic bomb was actually proposed by German scientist, Albert Einstein. Robert Oppenheimer led research and development under Manhatten Project . No, the atomic bomb was invented in London England by the Hungarian scientist, Leo Szilard in 1933 as an improved method of tra (MORE)

How long has the US been perparing the atomic bomb?

The US took over three years to go from concept of designing an atomic bomb to the actual production of three atomic bombs in World War 2. They started discussion in 1941 with scientists who had warned them Germany was building an atomic bomb. They began setting up a place for production in 1942. In (MORE)

How may atomic bombs did the us have?

As of August 9, 1945 the US had built a total of 3 atomic bombs and exploded all of them. . As of August 14, 1945 the US had built another bomb which arrived in San Francisco on August 18, 1945; but as Japan was surrendering this bomb was returned to Los Alamos unused. . The US had production plan (MORE)

When would a fourth atomic bomb been ready to use?

3rd bomb was in San Francisco on August 18, 1945 for delivery to Tinian. It might have been about a week later before it was dropped. 3 more bombs were to be ready in September 1945. 3 more bombs were to be ready in October 1945. 7 more bombs were to be ready in November 1945. 7 more bombs were (MORE)

What different kind of atomic bomb has been developed since the first that wa dropped on japan?

many: . composite core implosion . levitated core implosion . boosted core implosion . interchangeable cores between many weapons and providing yield selection . optimized cores for specific weapons to minimize size and use of fissile material . linear implosion (mostly for small diameter ar (MORE)