Is being a nuclear power essential top earn respect in our war-craving world?
The established nuclear powers don't present a huge amount of threat because it has been established that nuclear weapons will never be used by them unless provoked by the most dire circumstances (such as Mutually Assured Destruction where they are used in response to an imminent nuclear threat).
However, a lot of emphasis is put on preventing new nuclear powers from rising (i.e. North Korea, Iran, etc.) because it is somewhat uncertain how this newfound power would be wielded.
To answer the question more directly, I think that a country establishing itself as a new nuclear power would certainly generate a lot of attention and perhaps cause their demands to be heard more loudly, but should those weapons ever be used against a country allied with a recognized nuclear state, it would likely result in their own destruction (at least in part).
by Phoebe Pike 8 years ago
Should we research alternative energy resources, continue to use up the oil, revert back to horses and bovine animals for power, or something else entirely? What are your views on this matter and why?
by bndrali 9 years ago
Umm, not that you are earning any respect with such a post... I guess people are better off discarding your advice, as unqualified.
by Jill Kostowskie 5 years ago
What exactly will happen if the nuclear power plant completely fails in Japan?With the aftermath of the earthquake in Japan affecting the nuclear power plant, how will a nuclear meltdown affect the rest of the world, if at all? Can the nuclear radiation travel to other continents if in can...
by Hugh Williamson 8 years ago
Nuclear energy is supposed to be part of the new U.S. energy strategy. We are assured that the new plants will be fail safe. How safe are they in the event of an unforeseen disaster, like the Japanese quake?From Yahoo AP:Japan's nuclear safety agency said pressure inside one of six boiling water...
by John Holden 8 years ago
Germany at least sees sense;-http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-13592208
by John Holden 8 years ago
says no to nuclear powerhttp://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-13732050
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