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Yeah, about the whole terrorist thing, that's why ISIS is a huge threat. If they amble into a country where there's nuclear weaponry, which apparently they're close enough to doing… they basically have the world to destroy at their fingertips. They make the Taliban look like playtime. ISIS are honestly whackjobs.
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Nuclear weapons sound good on paper, but have devastating side-effects... what's funny is that nuclear weapons could have not been used on Japan in the first place.

August 1945, they were ready to surrender before the bombs fell. But it was under their terms of course . They would keep all territories before WW2 (Manchuria, Taiwan, Korea, and Indochina). They lost all of their territory outside of the mainland. Their factories were being bombed so often that they started having high schoolers make Type 99 rifles as projects for class (Google "Late War Arisaka" and you will see what I mean). The reason why we dropped the 2 atomic bombs was 1: Hiroshima and Nagasaki were military targets, with bases all over the prefecture, and a zealous populace. 2: if we sent the Army Airborne in like the original plan was, we would lose about as much as we did taking Germany, and the population would try to kill US troops as well; they did that to B-24 and B-25 pilots who crashed over Japan, stabbed them to death and sent the ones they kept alive to the universities to be dissected and experimented on. and 3: We wanted to show the Soviets "Hey, commies! We have nukes, don't screw with us!"

It's morbid, but it was a pick your poison situation. Instantly end 350 thousand lives, or lose about 1 million taking the country. Your choice.
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Just going to throw this out there. I'm relatively sure there are a plethora of defenses against nukes and various other massively destructive weapons kept quiet by various world powers. Few really knew about nukes until we dropped one, remember?

I'm just saying, the arms race never just stopped... and the fact that politicians and people in power don't seem to really stress too much about nukes should be evidence enough that the US has a few tricks up their sleeves. They just aren't going to show their hand until there isn't a choice.

That's my guess, anyway.
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HolyDrumstick wrote:

Just going to throw this out there. I'm relatively sure there are a plethora of defenses against nukes and various other massively destructive weapons kept quiet by various world powers. Few really knew about nukes until we dropped one, remember?

I'm just saying, the arms race never just stopped... and the fact that politicians and people in power don't seem to really stress too much about nukes should be evidence enough that the US has a few tricks up their sleeves. They just aren't going to show their hand until there isn't a choice.

That's my guess, anyway.


Another reason why biologicals are far scarier. They are much more difficult to detect during transportation.

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HolyDrumstick wrote:

Just going to throw this out there. I'm relatively sure there are a plethora of defenses against nukes and various other massively destructive weapons kept quiet by various world powers. Few really knew about nukes until we dropped one, remember?

I'm just saying, the arms race never just stopped... and the fact that politicians and people in power don't seem to really stress too much about nukes should be evidence enough that the US has a few tricks up their sleeves. They just aren't going to show their hand until there isn't a choice.

That's my guess, anyway.


Another reason why biologicals are far scarier. They are much more difficult to detect during transportation.



Not to mention, depending on how dangerous and contagious... an entire population could be destroyed with such a small amount of material you can't even see it with the naked eye. The source of the apocalypse could be smaller than the tip of a needle.
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