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What If There Was A Nuclear War Between the US and Russia? | Why Were Nuclear Weapons Developed?

  Underwater test of a nuclear weapon circa 1950 by Michael Corthell General Douglas MacArthur said in his 1961 address to the Philippines Congress: "You will say at once that, although the abolition of war has been the dream of man for centuries, every proposition to that end has been promptly discarded as impossible and fantastic . But that was before the science of the past decade made mass destruction a reality. The argument then was along spiritual and moral lines, and lost. But now the tremendous evolution of nuclear and other potentials of destruction has suddenly taken the problem away from its primary consideration as a moral and spiritual question and brought it abreast of scientific realism." Why were nuclear weapons developed? This is the official line:  President Harry Truman authorized the use of two atom bombs in an effort to bring about Japan’s quick surrender in the Second World War and thereby save lives. In the days following the bombings, Japan did in fact