Hiroshima Anniversary Infographic Shows The Biggest Nuclear Bomb Was Three Thousand Times More Powerful

Terrifying Infographic Shows Hiroshima Bomb Was Tiny Compared To Those That Came After

A chilling infographic lays out the awesome power of nuclear weaponry development, as the Japanese city of Hiroshima commemorates the seventieth anniversary of their first use.

Maximilian Bode, an artist formerly of The New Yorker magazine, has illustrated the increase in destructiveness in the 70 years since their first use by the United States.

It also compliments comments made by Labour leadership contender Jeremy Corbyn who described the Hiroshima and Nagasaki bombs as "fireworks" compared to today's weapons.

Corbyn made reference to the disparity between Hiroshima and the latest iteration of nuclear bombs at a rally in London on Thursday.

The Cold War nuclear arms race created the conditions for developing bombs so big they would simply not be practical in an actual war but were instead tested in remote areas as a display of power.

Today the average Trident missile carries *only* around 100 kilotons, although the exact specification is subject to military secrecy.

Meanwhile, another website seeks to illustrate how many nuclear bombs exist in the world. 'Howmanybombs.com' powerfully demonstrates the proliferation of weapons in an apparently never-ending scroll.

In the powerful visualization, each kiloton of explosive power is represented by a single square. Russia's Tzar Bomba, created in the 1970s, contained 50,000 kilotons, compared with the Hiroshima bomb’s 15.

Prepare for a lot of scrolling as the graphic gets gradually smaller. Terrifying…

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