atom bomb - rocket incident of 1995. During The Cuban...

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The first atomic bombs were developed in the United States during World War II in what was called the Manhattan Project Th e first atom bomb dropped was On August 6 , 1945 , the nuclear weapon " Little Boy " was dropped on the city of Hiroshima This was followed by the detonation of the " Fat Man " nuclear bomb over Nagasaki on August 9, 1945 The first bomb killed as many as 140,000 people and the second killing roughly 74,000. After the bombings Japan officially surrendered to the United States by signing the Instrument of Surrender on September 2 which officially ended World War II. Since WWII there have been five other countries besides the U.S. to gain power of nuclear weapons, these countries include Russia, United Kingdom, China, France, and India After WWII there have been about four false alarms where atom bombs were nearly used as defense against another country The most known being the Cuban Missile crisis of 1962 and also the most recent The Norwegian
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Unformatted text preview: rocket incident of 1995. During The Cuban missile Crisis the Soviet Union shipped their atomic missiles to the island of Cuba making them a major threat to the United States. After nearly two weeks of diplomacy between the U.S. and Soviet Union the Soviets agreed to remove their weapons from Cuba. The Norwegian rocket incident was when the United States launched the largest sounding rocket (Sounding rockets collect data on atmospheric conditions from various altitudes,) ever from Andoya Island off the coast of Norway. This rocket was designed to study the northern lights however Russian radars picked it up as a U.S. Trident Missile. Russia was ready to launch a full scale nuclear war against the U.S., however, the misunderstanding was solved within a day....
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