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Nuclear as a Deterrence Or Unjustified Power?

The Nuclear Bomb Peace Sign

Deterrence for war?

The application of nuclear armaments is a strongly contested topic in foreign and domestic affairs. There are many arguments challenging the utilization and proliferation of atomic weapons. In contemporary times there have been broad shades of support and protest against certain powers possessing atomic weapons. Historically, weapons of mass destruction (WMD) have been only used once and despite the global propagation of atomic weapons there have been no world wars since the 1940s. Some have arrived at the conclusion that the initial use of WMDs by the United States against the belligerent state of Japan was the best possible option for national defense.
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