atomic bomb

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Synonyms for atomic 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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ABOVE: The Hiroshima National Peace Memorial Hall for the Atomic Bomb Victims was opened in 2002.
The atomic bomb was born of war, and was used in war.
The United States dropped a second atomic bomb on Nagasaki three days after Hiroshima.
According to a Gilani Research Foundation Survey carried out by Gallup Pakistan, 26% Pakistanis are proud of Pakistan because it has the atomic bomb.
I would also like to extend my best wishes to the bereaved families and to the atomic bomb survivors.
But the atomic bomb was the last turn of the screw.
Soon, the game began--coup in Czechoslovakia, Marshall Plan, Russia's atomic bomb, America's hydrogen bomb, Soviet missiles in Cuba, American soldiers in Vietnam, arms control, and the Berlin wall falling--and Gaddis smoothly describes each exchange.
This Horrifying Image shows a young boy scarred by the atomic bomb dropped on Nagasaki in August 1945.
is submitting a formal request to the board of the Pulitzer Prize, calling for The New York Times and its reporter William Laurence to be stripped of the 1946 Pulitzer Prize for their coverage of the atomic bomb.
To help students understand the development of the atomic bomb, both the technical hurdles scientists faced and the human drama associated with the decision to use it.
After studying the attacks for decades, historian Gar Alperovitz has written two books about them, Atomic Diplomacy in 1985 and The Decision to Use the Atomic Bomb in 1996.
THE mayor of Hiroshima marked the anniversary of the world's first atomic bomb attack yesterday by lashing out at the United States for its pursuit of next-generation nuclear weapons, and called for a global ban on all nuclear arms by 2020.
PEACE campaigners in Liverpool today remembered the world's first atomic bomb attack.
Fortunately, President Harry Truman had the courage to order use of the atomic bomb against the last holdout, Japan.
In October last year the city of Coventry inaugurated a Peace Month and a Hiroshima Nagasaki Atomic Bomb Exhibition, which was officially opened by the Japanese Ambassador to the UK, Masaki Orita.