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Hey Michael!

What other geographic argument can i make about this?

Make two geographic arguments why the first atomic weapon was tested where it was tested.

The Manhattan Project was tested in Los Alamos, New Mexico Oak Ridge, Tennesse and Hanford, Washington because these places occupied spacious areas for them to test the project that wasn’t nearby towns.


The actual bomb testing was only done at Los Alamos.  Oak Ridge and Hanford were research sites where preparation was done.  Los Alamos met the necessary requirements for a testing site:  It had to be remote, isolated and unpopulated. It was also desirable to have a flat area in order to anylize the effects of the blast from a distance.  It also had relatively little wind most of the time, which reduced the spread of radioactive fallout.

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Michael Troy


I can answer just about any question on early American History. My specialties are the American Revolution through the Civil War/Reconstruction. I also have greater expertise in matters relating to military, political or legal history.


I have lectured at George Washington University regarding the Civil War, as well as several elementary school Civil War demonstrations. I was also a member of a Civil War reenactment group for about 10 years.


J.D. University of Michigan B.A. George Washington University

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