Atomic Bomb's impact on Canada.

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The invention of the atomic bomb certainly brought extreme fear into Canadians' lives after revealing its astonishing power through the massive destructions done at Hiroshima and Nagasaki. Although most people did not speak of this fear but it can be clearly seen throughout the cold war when the arms race between the two super powers at the time, the United States and the Soviet Union, split the world into two halves. On one side, there was the communist countries allied with the Soviet Union, and the other side was obviously led by the United States with a number of anti-communist countries. Although Canada did not have any direct connection to the nuclear arms race, we were certainly very scared that some day the nuclear war would come into reality therefore destroying the world. In preparation for this, Canadians tried peacekeeping as well as building hideaways to protect ourselves away from the mass destruction that might come true sometime in the not distant future.

The atomic bomb is certainly the most powerful and deadly weapon ever created. It has the power to "kill every living thing on the planet several times over" which none of the previous weapons ever had the power to do. As warfare technology developed quickly over the century, especially during World War II, so did the invention of bombs. During World War II, the most powerful bomb used before the atomic bomb came was the "Grand Slam," which was invented in Britain during World War II. In average, most bombs used during the Second World War ranged anywhere from 100lb to 4,000lb in weight. In 1944, the invention of "Tall Boy" broke the record by weighing itself 12000lb. In 1945, the largest bomb ever used during World War II called the "Grand Slam" was invented, and it...