... this little diagram explains a lot about the history of the Cold War. The 'fission' bombs that completely destroyed the cities of Hiroshima and Nagasaki are shown in the extreme left and the enlargement.
Just seven years passed between the invention of the Atomic Bomb and the testing of the first H-Bomb or 'Super'. Yet Hydrogen Bombs are thousands of times more powerful. The Atomic Bombs which were so feared- which had forced an intractable enemy to it's knees- which had started a new 'Cold War' between two former allies- which had changed history and the course of world events forever- that ultimate weapon which hung over every citizen on both sides was suddenly small and obsolete.
all images- Right click- open in New Window= super colossal size!