Monday, October 08, 2007

Nuclear weapon

From nuclear reactions of fission or fusion nuclear weapon derives its destructive power. Even a single weapon is capable of destroying an entire city.

During the closing days of World War II nuclear weapons have been used twice and the first event was United States dropped uranium gun-type device code-named "Little Boy" on the Japanese city of Hiroshima on August 6, 1945. Three days later it dropped a plutonium implosion-type device code-named "Fat Man" on the city of Nagasaki.These events killed around 100,000 to 200,000 people and still it’s affecting the newborn –babies.

United States, Soviet Union, United Kingdom, France, People's Republic of China, India, Pakistan, and North Korea are the countries known to have detonated nuclear weapons.Iran attempting to develop nuclear capabilities, though its government claims that it’s acknowledged nuclear activities, such as uranium enrichment, is for peaceful purposes currently. Nuclear explosives have been used for various non-military uses also.


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