NUCLEAR EXPLOSIONS THE WORLD HAS SEEN – We live in a world of destruction and constant war but our biggest fear is that of nuclear war.
I honestly can’t remember where I heard or read it; probably a movie. Whoever it was said that he didn’t fear other nations with nuclear bombs but rather a radical with a single nuclear bomb – yes quite a poignant message in an era that plagues us with world terrorism.
In the time-lapse video about it shows that there have been no less than 2,056 nuclear explosions on earth caused by man.
We are all acutely aware that the Americans dropped two nuclear bombs during World War 2, both in 1945 on Hiroshima and Nagasaki, with the sole intent of bringing the war to an end with Japan – it certainly had the desired effect.
Since 1945 the Americans were fully aware that such technology was never going to be kept a secret and they knew that as developments were made such weapons would not only get larger but significantly more destructive – they certainly were not wrong.
Since 1945 a number of countries have engaged in the development of a nuclear arsenal; all with the intent of creating the ultimate deterrent – yes such a war would have almost certainly spelled the destruction of mankind as we know it.
It is however almost unbelievable, considering the destructive power of the nuclear bomb, that 2,056 nuclear explosions have taken place around the world in order to test new developments.
Watch the video above for this depicts each of the nuclear tests from 1945 to 1998; again it is incredible to think there have been such a vast number of explosions.
Each explosion featured in the video makes those bombs dropped on Hiroshima and Nagasaki look completely insignificant; in terms of the yield in destructive power they produced.
When viewing the video note carefully which country has tested nuclear bombs and indeed at what frequency – again another astonishing fact is that between 1960 and 1998 the US had tested no fewer than 1,032.
If you ever wondered where your tax dollars were being spent in this era then the answer is clear.
Since the video ends in 1998 it doesn’t take into account the nuclear tests under taken by North Korea; the most recent of these being in February of this year. However according to reports North Korea has tested other nuclear devices in October 2006 and May 2009.
As we look back on the history of the Cold War it almost appears to be an era of madness where a race existed to not only stockpile nuclear bombs but also to develop nuclear bombs capable of delivering greater destructive yields.
Despite the end of the Cold War we now face, according to our Governments, a new threat; that being terrorism.
Intelligence services across the world have, from time to time, released information on how they have managed to thwart terrorists from producing a nuclear bomb.
There are some who feel that some terrorist groups might have a nuclear bomb at their disposal whilst the majority of experts declare that if terrorist groups had indeed developed such a weapon they would have already used it.