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John Smith 19 Gold badge
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"if for no other reason than "what if the 'bad guys' do it first?""

Actually that was pretty much the reason for the Manhattan Project.

It was only post war it was discovered the Germans couldn't get a Graphite based reactor to work (too much Boron impurity IIRC) and had wildly miscalculated the critical mass of a device.

The Japanese barely had a nuclear program to speak of.

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