The Manhattan Project was the name of a United States project to develop an atomic bomb in which the United Kingdom actively cooperated. The successful detonation of the atomic bomb developed through this project ended World War II. It has been called the greatest methodological, artistic and scientific endeavor in the history of the world.
The project cost about US$2 billion in 1945 prices and employed a total of 175,000 people. The work of the project was carried out in complete secrecy and very few people there knew its true purpose. Some of the people at the top of the project were aware of the development of the atomic bomb, the world’s most powerful weapon at the time. The Manhattan Project ushered in a new era in world history called the “Atomic Age”. The project made it clear how terrible and devastating an atomic bomb could be, and what the reaction would be. A new arms race emerged after the development of the atomic bomb. As a result, nuclear bombs have been produced in such quantities that they can destroy human civilization and most of the world’s biological resources in an instant.
The Manhattan Project produced 4 atomic bombs. The first bomb, the Trinity, was detonated near Alamogordo, New Mexico. The other two bombs were detonated on August 6 and August 9, 1945, respectively, in Hiroshima and Nagasaki, Japan. The last bomb was readied to be dropped on Japan in late August. But before that, Japan surrendered and World War II ended.