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Why didn't Hitler order to use all the gas Germany had stored to use on the Soviets when he knew they had lost the war?

Years before WW2 started it was generally assumed in many western societies that if there was another world war then gas would certainly be used. Anyone who saw that old 1936 Movie "Things to Come" will know that it predicted the use of gas in strategic bombing. Today we are so used to Movies & TV shows that depict a post apocalyptic world, I think that movie was the first do so. In fact many people in the 1930s thought that the devastation strategic bombing would cause would be as cataclysmic as we nowadays imagine the aftermath of a nuclear war.

What is something that people were better at 100 years ago?

DYING - A hundred years ago, people were able to die much earlier in life... often as early as childhood. And they often died in far more colorful ways than they do today. In the third world (which was far larger back then), the people were acknowledged pros at the whole death thing. It was only through insect-like rates of reproduction that they were able to maintain any kind of population at all.

What are some facts about Hitler?

Suprisingly (not), as it turns out there's more to the world's most Notorious Dictator than meets the eye. A man whose legacy be it of pain and destruction is nearly unrivaled, Historian Friedrich Meinecke - Wikipedia described Hitler as "one of the great examples of the singular and incalculable power of personality in historical life".

Why didn't Hitler just cut off the water to the camps so there would be no survivors?

This is a good question, but it’s predicated on a profound misunderstanding. Why didn't Hitler just cut off the water to the camps so there would be no survivors? Alternatively, why didn’t Hitler (or, more accurately, Himmler) start sending everybody within the camps to gas chambers? If the intention were that nobody would survive, why are there so many survivors?

Why are Hiroshima and Nagasaki no longer radioactive when Chernobyl is going to be a wasteland for many years to come?

Great question! Lets tackle the Japanese cities first. When a nuclear bomb is detonated, there are two main sources of radioactive contaminants: those made from the excess uranium or plutonium in the weapon and activated atoms from the excess neutrons made during the reaction. So the Fat Man bomb had about 14 pounds of plutonium in it, some of which would be used up in the blast. The remainder was scattered over a large area thus diluting its effect. The neutrons created in the blast interacted with atoms in the area, everything from water in the air to concrete on buildings but very few atoms will last long after neutron absorption. Most of the half-lives are fairly short and will go away quickly. The effect of the bomb, then, really isnt going to last that long.

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