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Mankind’s Deadliest Weapon: The Hydrogen Bomb

  In his essay Hydrogen Bomb, Lewis Siegelbaum states that on “August 12, 1953 the Soviet Union detonated a thermonuclear (“hydrogen”) bomb at the Semipalatinsk test site in northern Kazakhstan. Work on the super-bomb had begun in 1946, three years before the Soviet Union exploded its first atomic bomb.” To clarify, the difference between an atomic … Continue reading Mankind’s Deadliest Weapon: The Hydrogen Bomb