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THE BOMBS;

  • the Americans were the first to develop the atomic bomb on the 16th July 1945 at New Mexico which was where it was exploaded 
  • it was known as the Manhattan Project
  • the use of atomic bombs on Hiroshima and Nagasaki not only ended war in the pacific but showed the amount of mistrust between USA/USSR
  • the launch of the Baruch Plan in 1946 wanted America to share its knowledge on nuclear weapons but for nobody else to develop it
  • the Soviets accused this as America trying to retain control of nuclear weapons
  • thus the plan was scrapped
  • scientists such as Robert Oppenheimer worked on developing the a-bomb
  • on the 29th August 1949 exploaded their own atomic bomb
  • America decided to one-up them and launch…

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