Nuclear weapons are a constant threat in today’s world. Why are they there at all if you know how destructive they are?
Ernest Rutherford was the one who first managed to split atoms. The American Robert Oppenheimer eventually developed the atomic bomb. An atomic bomb has actually been used twice in history. Both bombs were used against Japan in the second world war, the first bomb was dropped on Hiroshima, the second on Nagasaki. The destructive force was terrible. Immediately after detonation the death toll was 75,000 for Hiroshima and 20,000 for Nagasaki. But due to radiation, the total number of deaths after a few years had risen to around 250,000.
During the Cold War there was an arms race between Russia and the United States. It was a power struggle to show who was the biggest and strongest. Nuclear weapons were an important part of this. Despite the fact that it never led to the actual use of these weapons, there were some incidents in which the weapons were almost used. The possession of nuclear weapons created a constant threat and fear among people. At that time there were many protests against nuclear weapons. After the cold war, various treaties were drawn up to limit the number of nuclear weapons.
Once again the nuclear weapons are used for displaying power. Now, however, the number of countries possessing nuclear weapons has increased to 9 countries, Russia, United States, England, France, China, India, Pakistan, North Korea and Israel. This makes the situation even more dangerous than during the Cold War. There are now about 15,000 nuclear weapons in the world. Are you still sleeping well?
In the situation described above, nuclear weapons were used for displaying power between countries. But what if there are no more countries and there is only one country left, the United World? In that situation, no more nuclear weapons are needed. All nuclear weapons would be destroyed. The constant threat that we now face would no longer exist.
It would also save us a considerable amount of money. Estimates of what a nuclear weapon would cost range from 50 million to 100 million. This means that the current arsenal has cost as much as 1 trillion.
That’s much… very much.
These costs are being saved by the United World. It’s an immense amount, paid by the people in those countries.
Conclusion: the abolition of countries makes nuclear weapons superfluous, which in turn provides more security and much less cost and therefore less taxes. Simple, right?