The devastating power of the atomic bomb, disarmament is more important now than ever
When looking back at the Second World War we should not get too lost in details or try to draw too many comparisons to the modern day. The real destructive force that was unleashed during the World War Two was that of weapons of mass destruction. The atomic bomb was first tested during this catastrophic war, but nuclear weapons now number in there thousands internationally.
At the time of writing this, nine countries are thought to have nuclear weapons around the world, possessing around 15,000 atomic bombs in total. Russia and the US have about 1,800 of these nuclear bombs in a high-alert status, ready to be launched at any given moment. Furthermore, nuclear weapon technology has progressed far beyond the two weapons used in the Second World War, some modern nuclear weapons are several times more powerful and are able to unleash an unimaginable devastating force.