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Glossary Term – Event
After the bombing of Hiroshima and Japan’s refusal to acknowledge the Potsdam Declaration, the United States deployed a second atomic bomb on the Japanese city of Nagasaki. Similar to the first explosion, the bomb destroyed the city and killed thousands of civilians. It left traumatized survivors to face radiation-related illness.
Nuclear bombs cannot possible remain a “secret weapon” at the exclusive disposal of this country for more than a few years. The scientific facts on which their construction is based are well known to scientists of other countries. Unless an effective internal control of nuclear explosives is instituted, a race for nuclear armaments is certain to ensue following the first revelation of our possession of nuclear weapons to the world. . . . In the war to which an armaments race is likely to lead, the United States, with its...