These images show how important worldwide Arms Control is, especially by today’s standards. The nuclear-weapon states (NWS) are the five states—China, France, Russia, United Kingdom, and the United States—officially recognized as possessing nuclear weapons by the NPT. (Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty)
This recorded blast occurred in Bikini Baker in 1946 and was more devastating than anyone had predicted it would be. Truman cancelled further nuclear testing as a result of the surprise destruction and damage from this initial test.
These images are gif, click on the first one to view them in motion.
- In 1961, the US almost detonated two nuclear bombs over North Carolina by accident (theverge.com)
- US plane in 1961 ‘nuclear bomb near-miss’ (youonlygettoliveitonce.wordpress.com)