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Synonyms for atom bomb

a nuclear weapon in which enormous energy is released by nuclear fission (splitting the nuclei of a heavy element like uranium 235 or plutonium 239)

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A single atomic bomb instantly reduced Nagasaki to a ruin on August 9, 1945.
Although the dropping of atomic bombs brought an abrupt end to the World War II but it ensued a tale of misery and devastation which was, later, turned into glory by the mettle of the Japanese nation.
Another reason why Toge's poems have continued to be read is put forward by Masahiko Ikeda, 66, an expert on atomic bomb literature.
BENIN: Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad yesterday defended his country's controversial nuclear program while on a tour of west Africa, calling it peaceful and arguing that Tehran has no use for an atomic bomb.
Atomic bombs (the first nuclear weapons) were used against Japan during--.
As his soldiers were approaching the Elbe, Joseph Stalin was avidly reading reports from his spies in America (he knew about the atomic bomb well before Harry Truman) and mulling how far he could expand his borders without earning America's ire.
This Horrifying Image shows a young boy scarred by the atomic bomb dropped on Nagasaki in August 1945.
In the 60 years since, no atomic bombs or their more sophisticated nuclear successors have been detonated in wartime.
Almost 60 years have passed since two atomic bombs came crashing down on Hiroshima and Nagasaki to end the war in August of 1945.
Dennison, together with Yoshiro Yamawaki, who had survived the dropping of the atomic bombs on Japan at the end of World War II, lit candles at the ceremony which was filmed by British and Japanese television companies.
Dear and his associates had such considerations in mind when they planned to commemorate the fiftieth anniversary of the dropping of the atomic bombs, by means of a summer-long campaign of non-violence at the Pentagon under the theme, "Remembering the Pain, Repenting the Sin, Reclaiming the Future.
From an Associated Press story datelined Kirkland Air Force Base, New Mexico: "Souvenir earrings with tiny silver replicas of the atomic bombs dropped on Hiroshima and Nagasaki in 1945 are being sold at the National Atomic Museum, causing indignation in Japan.
The first question, of course, is one of Truman's first difficult decisions: whether to drop atomic bombs on the cities of Hiroshima and Nagasaki.
During World War II, more than 50 years ago, the United States dropped two atomic bombs on cities in Japan.
A massive, scholarly study of the literature that ensued from the atrocity of the atomic bombs, it is a pathbreaking work that will now need to be reckoned with in any serious debate on the whole issue of how the war, and in particular the bombings, should be represented.