|Scooped by Jordan Horton|
The Manhattan Project was a research development project tasked with developing and constructing the world's first atomic weapons during WWII. The significance of the Manhattan project was what may have prevented some tens of thousands of American soldiers from dying on the front lines, though the feat had a negative impact elsewhere. Be it as it may, the project had initiated in a desperate effort against Nazi Germany to develop the world's first nuclear weapon. Germany had been developing the bomb since 1939 but lacked the necessary resources to complete the project. The final product at a cost of around 2.2 billion dollars in 1945, initiated a new age in America as well as the rest of the world. An age of scientifically, and technologically capable war efforts. The magnitude of the effort is easily matched by its legacy. This legacy includes an ending to World War II, as well as the foundation for Nuclear medicine and great advances in physics, mathematics, and engineering. Though the possibility of Nuclear weapons being deployed remain a threat today, the development of these weapons have left an unforgettable mark on twentieth century developments. Personally, I would agree that these weapons should never be used in combat due to the instances in Japan. Another traumatizing factor is the amount of radiation that an atomic explosion dispenses in a particular region. Radiation which can take decades to fully dissipate.