Why has the atomic bomb not been use since?
There is no reason for its use.
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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 …human life and more than likely the total destruction of all major Japanese cities. Answer But they were and it was classified as "over-kill." Many people believe that there could have been other means to have changed the war than dropped the bombs and causing such devastation. It's amazing that the Japanese people can forgive. They still live with the after effects of the war. "Many People Believe" in little green men from Mars, that Elvis is alive, and bust-enhancing creams actually work. That doesn't mean it's true. Answer I would just like to add something...someone said "it is amazing that the Japanese can forgive". I am wondering if you know that the Japanese executed more people with samurai swords than were killed in both atomic bombs (32 million Chinese were killed in WW2). Also, had the bombs not been dropped then many, many more Japanese would have been killed to to the emperor's total war method of using every single Japanese citizen as a soldier. One example of this is they were planning on strapping bombs on children and having them jump under the treads of invading tanks to destroy them. Answer It should be pointed out that while the Japanese do still live with the after-effects of WWII, they are the after-effects of a war of aggression that Japan itself originated way back in 1931, when they invaded Manchuria. Atomic bomb apologists seldom consider what might have happened if the Japanese (or the Germans) had been first to develop atomic weapons. The Japanese goal was the creation of the "Greater East Asia Co-Prosperity Sphere." Essentially, that meant that all of eastern Asia would be united -- and ruled by the Japanese. Few people realize that the ruling class in Japan at that time considered all non-Asians to be racially inferior, and Japanese esteemed themselves as the highest of all Asians. This racism is at the root of the widespread torture and murder inflicted by the Japanese on all they conquered. (This routine criminal behavior is generally poorly documented, and universally ignored by apologists and revisionists.) By 1945, Japan was a defeated nation. Its primary offensive weapon, the Imperial Japanese Navy, had practically ceased to exist; what was left of it dared not leave its home ports. Once LeMay's B-29 raids got into full swing that summer, US airmen were killing as many as 120,000 Japanese per raid , using primarily "Willie Pete," white phosphorus-based incendiary bombs. It was when viewing the aftermath of one of these raids on Tokyo that Emperor Hirohito is believed to have taken his decision to become directly involved in seeking an end to the war. Japan's defenses were so feeble that the B-29 crews were removing defensive armament from their planes so they could carry more bombs. The chances of a crew returning from a mission over Japan were around 99%; most of the few losses were due to mechanical failure. The dire predictions of invasion casualties offered by some of Truman's advisors were probably exaggerated. But hundreds of thousands, if not millions, of Japanese citizens would surely have perished had the war been prolonged, even without an invasion. With the US Navy effectively blockading every Japanese port, food shortages were already plaguing the country, and famine was visible on the horizon. No nation, however motivated by religion or creed, can withstand mass starvation. Add in the nightly visits from "B-san," spreading fiery death through the cities, and it's easy to see that Japan truly had no future. (MORE)
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…er is quite correct, but they asked whether it is banned or not so, yes it is banned because of the side effects of the bomb, it makes the place where the bomb had exploded unlivable for a few months or maybe even years. . Firstly, fission-only bombs are NOT obsolete; in fact, they form the majority of low-yield designs (primarily those intended for tactical battlefield use). In addition, the fusion-"boosted" fission bomb is now the standard for mid-yield bombs (low-100s kT range), due to its simplicity and much smaller size vs a hydrogen weapon. Hydrogen weapons (which, in almost all cases, are designed as the 'fission-fusion-fission' concept) become prevalent at yields above 300kT, and used solely at design yields above 500kT. Secondly, no form of nuclear weapon has been banned by any international treaty, and thus, they are perfectly legal weapons of war. Specific uses of nuclear weapons may be considered illegal, but the weapons themselves are not. Certain countries have either disclaimed use, or legally forbidden use or development by themselves or disallowed them on their territory, but this is exclusive to those countries, and aren't international agreements. (MORE)
There was an initial sense of euphoria and invincibility. And then the question sank home, what if someone else cracks the atomic weapons secrets. Fear and a need for self defense against such a scenario was immediate.
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.
to help save American lives and 2 end the war because if they didnt the war would have been 8 monthes longer
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 …against the Third Reich. (MORE)
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 …never launch one because then Russia would launch a nuke at Korea causing massive nuclear war. This would depend on where N Korea sent its bomb, I don't know why they would attack Russia and it would be suicide if they did. Their most likely target would be S Korea. (MORE)
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.
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…t , that preceeded these bombings. In that test, the U.S. actually set off a nuclear device for the first time in history. Following that successful test, the other two bombs were built and deployed. (MORE)
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…he largest bomb ever yet used in the history ofwarfare. The Japanese began the war from the air at Pearl Harbor. They havebeen repaid many fold. And the end is not yet. With this bomb wehave now added a new and revolutionary increase in destruction tosupplement the growing power of our armed forces. In their presentform these bombs are now in production and even more powerful forms are in development. It is an atomic bomb. It is a harnessing of the basic power of theuniverse. The force from which the sun draws its power has beenloosed against those who brought war to the Far East. Before 1939, it was the accepted belief of scientists that it wastheoretically possible to release atomic energy. But no one knewany practical method of doing it. By 1942, however, we knew thatthe Germans were working feverishly to find a way to add atomicenergy to the other engines of war with which they hoped to enslavethe world. But they failed. We may be grateful to Providence thatthe Germans got the V-1's and V-2's late and in limited quantitiesand even more grateful that they did not get the atomic bomb atall. The battle of the laboratories held fateful risks for us as well asthe battles of the air, land, and sea, and we have now won thebattle of the laboratories as we have won the other battles. Beginning in 1940, before Pearl Harbor, scientific knowledge usefulin was pooled between the United States and Great Britain, and manypriceless helps to our victories have come from that arrangement.Under that general policy the research on the atomic bomb wasbegun. With American and British scientists working together weentered the race of discovery against the Germans. The United States had available the large number of scientists of distinction in the many needed areas ofknowledge. It had the tremendous industrial and financial resourcesnecessary for the project and they could be devoted to it withoutundue impairment of other vital war work. In the United States thelaboratory work and the production plants, on which a substantialstart had already been made, would be out of reach of enemybombing, while at that time Britain was exposed to constant airattack and was still threatened with the possibility of invasion.For these reasons Prime Minister Churchill and President Rooseveltagreed that it was wise to carry on the project here. We now havetwo great plants and many lesser works devoted to the production ofatomic power. Employment during peak construction numbered 125,000and over 65,000 individuals are even now engaged in operating theplants. Many have worked there for two and a half years. Few knowwhat they have been producing. They see great quantities ofmaterial going in and they see nothing coming out of these plants,for the physical size of the explosive charge is exceedingly small.We have spent two billion dollars on the greatest scientific gamblein history -- and won. But the greatest marvel is not the size of the enterprise, itssecrecy, nor its cost, but the achievement of scientific brains inputting together infinitely complex pieces of knowledge held bymany men in different fields of science into a workable plan. Andhardly less marvelous has been the capacity of industry to designand of labor to operate, the machines and methods to do thingsnever done before so that the brainchild of many minds came forthin physical shape and performed as it was supposed to do. Bothscience and industry worked under the direction of the UnitedStates Army, which achieved a unique success in managing so diversea problem in the advancement of knowledge in an amazingly shorttime. It is doubtful if such another combination could be gottogether in the world. What has been done is the greatestachievement of organized science in history. It was done underpressure and without failure. We are now prepared to obliterate more rapidly and completely everyproductive enterprise the Japanese have above ground in any city.We shall destroy their docks, their factories, and theircommunications. Let there be no mistake; we shall completelydestroy Japan's power to make war. It was to spare the Japanese people from utter destruction that theultimatum of July 26 was issued at Potsdam . Their leaders promptly rejected that ultimatum. Ifthey do not now accept our terms they may expect a rain of ruinfrom the air, the like of which has never been seen on this earth.Behind this air attack will follow sea and land forces in suchnumber that and power as they have not yet seen and with thefighting skill of which they are already well aware. The Secretary of War, who has kept in personal touch with allphases of the project, will immediately make public a statementgiving further details. His statement will give facts concerning the sites at Oak Ridgenear Knoxville, Tennessee, and at Richland, near Pasco, Washington,and an installation near Santa Fe, New Mexico. Although the workersat the sites have been making materials to be used producing thegreatest destructive force in history they have not themselves beenin danger beyond that of many other occupations, for the utmostcare has been taken of their safety. The fact that we can release atomic energy ushers in a new era inman's understanding of nature's forces. Atomic energy may in thefuture supplement the power that now comes from coal, oil, andfalling water, but at present it cannot be produced on a bases tocompete with them commercially. Before that comes there must be along period of intensive research. It has never been the habit ofthe scientists of this country or the policy of this government towithhold from the world scientific knowledge. Normally, therefore,everything about the work with atomic energy would be madepublic. But under the present circumstances it is not intended to divulgethe technical processes of production or all the militaryapplications. Pending further examination of possible methods ofprotecting us and the rest of the world from the danger of suddendestruction. I shall recommend that the Congress of the United States considerpromptly the establishment of an appropriate commission to controlthe production and use of atomic power within the United States. Ishall give further consideration and make further recommendationsto the Congress as to how atomic power can become a powerful andforceful influence towards the maintenance of world peace. Source: Harry S. Truman Library, "Army press notes," box 4, Papersof Eben A. Ayers. (MORE)
The first atom bomb was used in WWII by the US navy, 6th of August 1945
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.
Hypothetically, if the US had not dropped the atomic bombs on Japan, they most likely would have kept them in storage, like they do with the bombs of today.
The US has dropped atomic bombs in 1945 on two Japanese cities, Hiroshima and Nagasaki.
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.
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.
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…alms they had, or should have had. (MORE)
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.
Which event is considered the closest that the US has been to using an atomic bomb since World War 2?
You need to check the Doomsday Clock for verification, but I think the closest one which the public was made aware of was the Cuban Missile Crisis of 1962.
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… of enormous significance for the postwar world, Mr. Truman leaned heavily on the advice of his senior and most trusted advisers on the question of the bomb. But the final decision was his and his alone. Historians have found that there were likely several major reasons why Truman chose to use the atomic bomb (listed below in order of most important to least important): . The Iwo Jima and Okinawa campaigns had proved to be considerably more expensive (in terms of casualties) than prior invasions in the war, and were taken as a sign of the type of resistance that could be expected during the planned invasion of the Japanese Home Islands (Japan proper). Allied planners were predicting a 9 month to 1 year campaign necessary to completely eliminate all Japanese resistance, and casualty (dead, wounded, missing) estimates were 1 million Allied and as many as 10 million Japanese. The atomic bomb offered a quick and (for the U.S.) painless way to win. . The potential post-WW2 conflict between the U.S.S.R. and U.S.A. was already taking form. The U.S.S.R. had just declared war on Japan, and it was looking like they might be able to launch some sort of invasion of the Northern Japanese islands about the same time the U.S. invaded the Southern islands. Thus, any Japanese peace would have required a partitioned Japan (like Germany had been partitioned). So, the quicker the Japanese surrendered, the less influence the U.S.S.R. could claim in Asia. . As a corollary to #2, the atomic bomb would also make a huge geopolitical statement about the overwhelming superiority of the U.S. military, which would be a major benefit in the post-war geopolitical situation; in particular, it was seen as a method to discourage further Soviet expansion and influence. . A significant amount of institutional inertia around such a huge project. The Manhattan Project was by far the most expensive war program undertaken, and, when combined with the associated B-29 program, represented over 1% of the total war weaponry expenditures. To spend that sort of money, and get a successful weapon from it, then NOT to use it would be unthinkable. . A non-trivial amount of "revenge" mentality against the Japanese, as payback for Pearl Harbor and the atrocities that had occurred during the war. In addition, the Japanese were seen in many ways as sub-human, and deserving of any punishment we could met out. (MORE)
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…d been made open in public and on terms that Japan knows and refuses to surrender. The petition was signed by over 150 scientists in on the project. A counterpetition garners only two signatures. Japan, of course, refused to surrender. The result was the flattening of two major cities in Japan. (MORE)
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…ermitted us to package numbers of them in a single missile for delivery on multiple targets. All with a minimized probability of a dud, and a maximized (or even a variable) yield. (MORE)
It could cause an atomic war and if that happends probably 85% of the world population could die
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… of nuclear warheads disabled since the Cold War ended. (MORE)
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.
What effect did the bombing of hiroshima and nakasaki have on other nations to not use the bomb and how has the atomic bomb been used since then?
Even though many have it now, the bomb has never been used again , and I hope never will it be used.
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… mainland (Iwo Jima and Okinawa) resulted in a staggering loss of 19,800 American dead and 58,000 wounded. Leaders knew that the losses in undertaking any invasion of the home islands would result in many, many more casualties. Some estimated that American casualties would reach 750,000 in invading Japan. Japanese civilian casualties were not a tremendous concern for American leaders at that time, but they were aware of the huge wave of suicides on Okinawa and of the 100,000+ death toll from the bombing and fires in Tokyo. In this method of calculating, the atomic bombs (if they worked as planned) would actually save lives: hundreds of thousands of American soldiers and sailors, and likely more than a million fewer Japanese civilian deaths. Another viewpoint is that the use of the bomb to shorten the war was essential economically. Four years of war had seriously strained America's finances. The government was not able to borrow any more money. The Treasury was in a panic. If the bomb was able to end the war, the risk of federal bankruptcy would be averted. The economic crisis was suppressed during the war and easy to ignore in history, but was very real at the time. (MORE)
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.
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…, they were probably just as bad as each other. WWII ran from 1939-1945, started by Hitler's need for more land for Germany. Hitler became the fÃ¼hrer (Meaning leader) on August 2 1934. Of course WWII was a very complicated war, so explaining everything in detail would take too long to write. Therefore, we have posted a web address with a very good timeline and a short summary of key events below. New weapons were constanly being made, which led to the invention of the atomic bomb in 1945. The atomic bomb by the name of 'Little Boy' hit the Japanese city of Hiroshima on August 6 1945. An enormous cloud rose into the air about 9,900 metres high. 70,00 people died, 70,00 people were seriously injured and thousands more were efected in the years afterwards. Japan surrendered a couple of days later, officially ending the war. The atomic bomb was extremely powerful, so this was why it was used. It was also used because it was something the world had never seen before, therefore, it was the perfect weapon to decrease morale (spirit and hope) leading to Japan's surrender. (MORE)
-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.
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…ate assessment of the damage caused has so far been impossible due to a huge cloud of impenetrable dust covering the target. Hiroshima is one of the chief supply depots for the Japanese army. The bomb was dropped from an American B-29 Superfortress, known as Enola Gay, at 0815 local time. The plane's crew say they saw a column of smoke rising and intense fires springing up... (MORE)
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)
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…t of dust or water, this dust or water is contaminate radioactive and fly several kilometres up. Then in the first day after the detonation, this radioactive dust or water rain down, back on the earth and contaminate a big floorspace. This rain is the fallout. The head wave come about the gigantic energy, they develop by the detonation. In the detonation centre reach the temperature of several millions degrees centigrade. The head wave takes only a few seconds, but it kill all the people within a radius of 1 or 2 kilometres. Even in a distance of several kilometres get the people unprotected burns. The shock wave destroy all the buildings in a distance of 2 kilometres. Like the head wave, the shock wave takes only a few seconds. The shock wave makes winds with maximum speeds to 1200 km/h. The nuclear electromagnetic pulse is made of extreme strong magnetic fields. The nuclear electromagnetic pulse disturb the radio contacts and destroy the electric devices. (MORE)
The use of atomic weapons against other human beings set a precedence that is in direct contradiction of the "Moral Imperative" .
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.
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…nsmuting elements. He got the patent for it in 1934. (MORE)
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… August of 1945 the bombs were dropped on Nagasaki and Hiroshima in Japan. The atomic bombs were built by the thousands during the cold war. After the cold war, thousands were dismantled but there are still atomic missiles around world wide. See the link below. (MORE)
The first atomic bomb was dropped on Hiroshima, Japan ; another on Nagasaki, Japan, 3 days later.
No atomic weapons were used in WW I (they did not exist) 2 were used in WW II. Those are the only atomic weapons to have been used in war. Ever.
Answer by an editor: No one wants to use an atomic weapon, particularly the nuclear missiles we have now in the world. The weapons of today can destroy 1/3 of the world so they are not fired.
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…s and capability to build another 20 atomic bombs before the end of 1945. . As of the end of Operation Crossroads in the summer of 1946 the US had built a total of 9 atomic bombs and exploded 5 of them. . At the peak of the cold war the US had built several 10s of thousands of atomic bombs, exploded over a 1000 of them in test shots, and stockpiled more than 10000 of them. (Note: this counts only the high yield "strategic" weapons, at the same time the US had stockpiled roughly 30000 low yield "tactical" weapons. these were eliminated in the 1980s.) (MORE)
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… to be ready in December 1945. The US was ready and had the ability to have dropped 23 atomic bombs on Japan in 1945. Who knows what the 1946 production schedule have been? See: Swords of Armageddon by Chuck Hansen. (MORE)
Nagasaki was bombed a few days later. That was the last time an atomic bomb was used in war. All atomic bombs used since then were detonated in remote areas or underground for tests.
The US has used atomic weapons in war twice, August 1945, Hiroshima Japan and Nagasaki Japan.
What has the US learned about the use of the atomic weapons since the atomic bomb was dropped on Hiroshima?
They learned not to drop atomic bombs even through their silly nuclear arms race during the Cold War. Trust me no one wants to send off an atomic missile because a huge part of the world would be annihilated.
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…tillery shells) . multistage thermonuclear fusion . etc. Delivery systems: . bombers . fighters . attack planes . SRBM . IRBM . ICBM . SLBM . artillery . depth charge launcher . submarine launched torpedo . anti-personnel/anti-tank mines . air defense missiles . etc. If they could get the size down enough, they would put them in mortar rounds, hand grenades, anti-tank shells, etc. See: Chuck Hansen's " Swords of Armageddon ". (MORE)
To bring the war to a quick end and save lives which they did. Japan surrendered after Nagasaki was atomic bombed.
No, but now we have two types of atomic bombs: fission and fusion. The world war 2 bombs were only fission.
This is in reference to all the evils let loose upon the world - just like Pandora's Box .
im guessing around 2030 and in a first world country like England,china,america one of those most likely