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Nuclear Bomb Drops Remembrance Day: Austria Advocates Nuclear Weapon-Free World

Published: August 6, 2019; 13:54 · (Vindobona)

The Austrian Federal Government is fully committed to the goal of a world free of nuclear weapons. "Nuclear weapons should be abolished once and for all."

"Nuclear weapons should be abolished once and for all." / Picture: © Wikimedia Commons / United States Department of Energy [Public Domain]

The US atomic bomb drops under US President Harry S. Truman on Hiroshima and Nagasaki on 6 August and 9 August 1945 were the first and so far only two uses of nuclear weapons in a war.

The atomic bomb explosions killed a total of about 100,000 people immediately. By the end of 1945 a further 130,000 people had died of consequential damage. Over the next few years, many more were…

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