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The Boom That Shook The World: The Success Of The Manhatten Project And The Effects Afterwards

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Everyone knows the famous words "E=Mc2" by Albert Einstein, but not many people know it's connection to the world. That formula was used for the advancement of Atomic warfare during World War II for America"s victory at the end of the war. The one and only form of atomic warfare was the atomic bomb, changing the world from its development, occurrence, and the aftermath.
Atomic Warfare was introduced in World War II as two bombs being dropped on the Japanese by the United States and ending the war. These two bombs were called "Fat Man" and "Little Boy" and left Nagasaki and Hiroshima as rubbish. The day they struck was August 6th and August 9th. These two bombs were used by Truman to avoid an invasion by the Japanese and to quickly make them surrender.
These two bombs were first thought of when Albert Einstein and Enrico Fermi fled Europe with knowledge of the Germans tampering with the idea of Mass destruction using Bombs and Atoms. These two tried to warn the Government Officials but fell short till Einstein mailed a letter to the President. The presidents agreement to the development of the bomb began in a small lab in a University, till it became the Manhattan Project. The Manhattan Project was a very secretive scheme, having only a tight ring of scientist aware of its existence despite the 130,000 employees hired for the project. The bomb was created from the division of isotopes with Uranium and Plutonium, having to use a physical means of bringing together amounts to make a supercritical mass, which it then detonates. “The first atomic bomb was exploded at 5:30 am on July 16, 1945, at a site on the Alamogordo air base 120 miles (193 km) south of Albuquerque, New Mexico.”(1) The test proved it to be powerful, with a giant cloud and 15,000 tons of power. It created a giant shockwave, vaporized the tower it was dropped from, and turned the sand surrounding it into glass.
The Germans eventually surrendered during the war, rendering the atomic bomb a useless weapon till August when the Japanese refused to surrender. This disagreement made Truman decide to drop the bomb and wait for the response. As it struck...

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