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Why was the hydrogen bomb built?

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The hydrogen bomb was built because it is more powerful then the atomic bomb. The atomic bomb was the type used on Japan and as bad as those were, hydrogen bombs are even more powerful. Nuclear weapons are very controversial. Most countries want them but they don't want anyone else to have them. The US claims the reason they developed such powerful weapons is a deterrent. The idea is no one will dare attack you if you have such weapons. The atomic bombs used on Japan were very controversial even in the US. Some congress men didn't think it was right to use them on civilians. The reason they did was President Truman and others thought it was the lesser of two evils. They believed the Japanese would fight on for a long time which would kill many more people in the long run then the bombs would. No one knows if that would have been true or not but the bombs did end the war very fast. Japan had little choice but to surrender immediately. Now days that there are several countries with nuclear weapons we have what is called MAD (Mutually Assured Destruction). Both sides are afraid of war because both sides would be destroyed no one would really win. This was the state between the USSR and the US. It may actually have prevented war all these years, because everyone is afraid of the consequences. Hopefully no crazy dictator will get his hands on one and deiced to use it.

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