Nuclear bombs use the force that holds the nucleus of an atom together. They use the energy released when the particles of the nucleus are; a) Split apart (nuclear fission) or b) Fused together (nuclear fusion). Nuclear Fission is used in an Atom Bomb and Nuclear Fusion is used in a Hydrogen Bomb.
The explosion of a nuclear bomb can have particularly devastating effects in terms of immediate casualties and longer term health effects.
Since Nuclear Weapons were first developed in the 1940’s strong views have been expressed by supporters and opponents.
Look at the debatabase website below to see some of the arguments for and against the abolition of nuclear weapons.
How it all began