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The Inevitable Consequences of Nuclear Armament: An Urgent Call for Nuclear Disarmament


Ignatius Nnaemeka Onwuatuegwu1* and Nkemjika Bernardine Nwagu2

1Dept. of Philosophy, Faculty of Arts, Nnamdi Azikiwe University Awka, Nigeria; and 2Dept. of Entrepreneurship, Faculty of Management Sciences, University of Benin, Nigeria. 

*Correspondence: frig2014@gmail.com (Ignatius Nnaemeka Onwuatuegwu, Dept. of Philosophy, Faculty of Arts, Nnamdi Azikiwe University Awka, Nigeria).

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ABSTRACT

Advancement in technology and growth in human wisdom and knowledge has become a boom and at the same time, a bane to the continued survival of mankind. Despite been born free, mankind has become enslaved to the products of their hands. The invention of weapons of human destruction (nuclear weapons), which remains the most destructive form of armory ever created, with the capacity to inflict a large-scale disaster in the shortest time, in just a strike. These weapons and their mass destructive capacity were first experienced in the Hiroshima and Nagasaki atomic bombing in the year 1945, from that moment on the world, have seen an increase in nuclear testing, nuclear armory, and nuclear race among nuclear-weapon states. The mere presence of nuclear weapons poses a serious threat to the earth's environment and its inhabitants. Many islands have become inhabitable or declared a no-go zone due to the high presence of radiation and radioactivity in those places which is a direct result of years of nuclear testing. As a consequence, many people have been displaced from their ancestral lands, while some victims have lost their time to radiation-induced diseases such as cancer and its various variation. This article, therefore, will focus on the global threat to humanity posed by nuclear armament. 

Keywords: Nuclear armament, Weapons, Threat to humans, Disarmament, Environment, and Global peace.

Citation: Onwuatuegwu IN., and Nwagu NB. (2021). The inevitable consequences of nuclear armament: an urgent call for nuclear disarmament, Br. J. Arts Humanit., 3(4), 103-105. https://doi.org/10.34104/bjah.02101030105


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