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Nuclear Justice for the Marshall Islands | The Diplomat

Just three months after the atomic ruins of Hiroshima and Nagasaki had been burned into Japan’s landscape, U.S. military and political leaders began planning a series of atomic weapons tests in order to study the effects of the bomb on naval vessels. With World War II over and a new era of Pacific control ahead, the United States selected Bikini and Enewetak Atolls in the northern Marshall Islands, part of what it called the Pacific Proving Grounds, as the site of 67 nuclear weapons tests. These tests played a key role in setting the stage for global politics and power struggles for the first 75 years of the atomic age.

Read this true horrific tale: Nuclear Justice for the Marshall Islands – The Diplomat

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