Imagine a world without nuclear power/ weapons?

How do you think it would have impacted the history and changed our current position

4 Answers

  • 10 years ago
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    Nuclear energy is actually a very good thing when its not used as a weapon. Its clean and a long term solution to our energy needs. Although its only a solution when they are are well managed and its only countries such as US, Canada, France and UK[many more] that have the capabilities to safely construct and operate these plants. The 1 in a million incidents such as Japans 2011 earthquake are a downside, but Chernobyl was a result of poor management so dont be discouraged.

    But only if we could still have this great source of energy and at the same time were unable to comprehend how to turn it into a weapon.

  • 10 years ago

    Minny has a good point. By making large-scale war unthinkable, it did prevent it. There's been nothing but small proxy wars like Vietnam since the atom bomb was invented. China should be our #1 adversary, but they are our #1 trading partner because it's a complete lost cause to get into a war. In some ways it has brought the world together, and matured us as a species.

    As for nuclear power, we could easily do without it, just use 20% less energy. all the money they spent on nuclear plants and side-effect costs, could have insulated every home in America and modernized thousands of factories. I'm not saying that's what we should do, I'm just answering your question.

  • John
    Lv 7
    10 years ago

    So you want to live in the middle ages.

  • 10 years ago

    WWIII between US and the USSR would have happened.

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