Topic

1942

Nuclear fission

The book of science

Tom Sharp

Otto Hahn, Fritz Strassmann, Lise Meitner, Otto Robert Frisch, Rudolf Peierls, Enrico Fermi physics

Nuclear fission

Nuclear race

Nuclear murder

The Fourth Geneva Convention was written in 1949, after the war, mandating the protection of non-combatants around a war zone. One would think that the United States’ moral compass would have been pointing in that direction before we dropped the bombs on Japan, and would have prevented the nuclear arms race since. The Japanese legal system has found that the bombings were illegal under international law at the time.

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