Manhattan Project

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Date1942 - 1946
PerpetratorsCanada, UK, USA
InterestsNuclear weapons
DescriptionA top secret project to develop nuclear weapons for use in WW2

The Manhattan Project was the project to develop nuclear weapons. Two of these were dropped on Japan, at Hiroshima and Nagasaki.

Implications

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Over 100,000 people were involved, though the degree of compartmentalisation was such that "probably no more than a few dozen men in the entire country knew the full meaning of the Manhattan Project, and perhaps only a thousand others even were aware that work on atoms was involved."[1][2] This invalidates David Grimes' simplistic model of "Conspiracy Theories" at a stroke.


References

  1. Wickware, Francis Sill (20 August 1945). "Manhattan Project: Its Scientists Have Harnessed Nature's Basic Force". Life. p. 91. Retrieved 25 November 2011.Page Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css must have content model "Sanitized CSS" for TemplateStyles (current model is "plain text").
  2. "The Secret City / Calutron operators at their panels, in the Y-12 plant at Oak Ridge, Tennessee, during World War II". The Atlantic. 25 June 2012. Retrieved 25 June 2012.Page Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css must have content model "Sanitized CSS" for TemplateStyles (current model is "plain text").