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  1. nuclear weapons

    A nuclear weapon is an explosive device that derives its destructive force from nuclear reactions, either fission (fission bomb) or a combination of fission and fusion reactions (thermonuclear bomb), producing a nuclear explosion. Both bomb types release large quantities of energy from relatively small amounts of matter. The first test of a fission ("atomic") bomb released an amount of energy approximately equal to 20,000 tons of TNT (84 TJ). The first thermonuclear ("hydrogen") bomb test released energy approximately equal to 10 million tons of TNT (42 PJ). Nuclear bombs have had yields between 10 tons TNT (the W54) and 50 megatons for the Tsar Bomba (see TNT equivalent). A thermonuclear weapon weighing as little as 600 pounds (270 kg) can release energy equal to more than 1.2 megatonnes of TNT (5.0 PJ).A nuclear device no larger than a conventional bomb can devastate an entire city by blast, fire, and radiation. Since they are weapons of mass destruction, the proliferation of nuclear weapons is a focus of international relations policy. Nuclear weapons have been deployed twice in war, by the United States against the Japanese cities of Hiroshima and Nagasaki in 1945 during World War II.

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  1. Nuclear Weapons

    A weapon that derives its destructive force from nuclear fission and/or fusion.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of nuclear weapons in Chaldean Numerology is: 6

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of nuclear weapons in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5

Examples of nuclear weapons in a Sentence

  1. Mark Dubowitz:

    Israel is going to have no choice but to use military force to stop Iran's nuclear weapons before Tehran reaches this lethal end state.

  2. Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe:

    Supreme Leader Khamenei made a comment that the country will not and should not make, hold or use nuclear weapons, and that it has no such intentions.

  3. Halie Soifer:

    The Biden administration and the Israeli government share the fundamental objective of denying The Iranians a nuclear weapons capability, which is driving President Biden's effort to get The Iranians back into compliance with the JCPOA.

  4. Todd Starnes:

    Once you understand Apocalyptic Islam, you understand just how dangerous it is to give Iran not just one path to nuclear weapons, but two, this president doesn’t understand the threat of radical Islam. He won’t even define that – much less Apocalyptic Islam.

  5. Matthew Chance:

    While Russia is concerned about North Korea and its missiles, it also sees North Korea as an opportunity to gain leverage with the West, the US in particular, russia doesn't want North Korea to have nuclear weapons, but the response from officials in Moscow has been minimal because they know Russia isn't one of Pyongyang's targets.

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