WW2 and Hiroshima
The Second World War & Hiroshima

the atomic bomb
The Atomic Bomb


WW2 censorship
Second World War Censorship

the nuclear world today
The Nuclear World Today

discussion notes
Discussion Notes

citizenship & the curriculum
Citizenship & the Curriculum

The Nuclear World Today

Bikini Atoll While American censorship over the Hiroshima and Nagasaki bombs was in force, the nuclear powers continued testing weapons.

They did so in many parts of the world, from Bikini Atoll in the South Pacific Ocean to Nevada in the USA, the Sahara Desert in North Africa, Maralinga in South Australia, and many states of the former USSR.

In 1963 the Partial Test Ban Treaty (PTBT) banned atmospheric nuclear testing and the Comprehensive Nuclear Test Ban Treaty (CTBT) of 1996 banned all tests, including any kind of nuclear explosion.

The U.S. and Russia are joint signatories to a Strategic Arms Reduction Treaty (START), yet there remain tens of thousands of nuclear weapons in the world today.