OSHR 3028 - How Nuclear Weapons Have Prevented World War III (Perk Series Lecture)

  • Noncredit
  • Fort Collins

This course is offered through the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (OLLI) at Colorado State University. You must be a member of Osher to enroll in this course.

Seventy years ago, the US detonated "Little Boy" over the city of Hiroshima, Japan, followed three days later by "Fat Man" over Nagasaki. These bombings killed an estimated 129,000 to 240,000 people, ended the most destructive war in history, and ushered in the nuclear era. The US then began to create a nuclear weapons world designed to prevent large-scale wars among the most powerful nations, the worse of which would be WW III. The "nuclear weapons world", and how it has served humanity and peace will be reviewed.

Noncredit courses do not produce academic credit nor appear on a Colorado State University academic transcript.