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The '''Manhattan Project''' was the project to develop [[nuclear weapons]]. Two of these were dropped on [[Japan]], at Hiroshima and Nagasaki.
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Over 100,000 people were involved, though the degree of [[compartmentalisation]] was such that "probably no more than a few dozen men in the entire country knew the full meaning of the Manhattan Project, and perhaps only a thousand others even were aware that work on atoms was involved."<ref name="life1945082091">{{cite news | url=https://books.google.com/books?id=hkgEAAAAMBAJ&pg=PA91#v=onepage&q&f=true | title=Manhattan Project: Its Scientists Have Harnessed Nature's Basic Force | work=Life | date=20 August 1945 | accessdate=25 November 2011 | author=Wickware, Francis Sill | page=91}}</ref><ref name="owens">{{cite web | url=http://www.theatlantic.com/infocus/2012/06/the-secret-city/100326/#img06 | title=The Secret City / Calutron operators at their panels, in the Y-12 plant at Oak Ridge, Tennessee, during World War II. | work=The Atlantic | date=25 June 2012 | accessdate=25 June 2012}}</ref> This invalidates [[David Grimes]]' simplistic [[David Grimes#Paper on "Conspiracy Theories"|model]] of "[[Conspiracy Theories]]" at a stroke.
 
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Date1942 - 1946
PerpetratorsCanada, UK, USA
InterestsNuclear weapons

The Manhattan Project was the project to develop nuclear weapons. Two of these were dropped on Japan, at Hiroshima and Nagasaki.

Implications

Over 100,000 people were involved, though the degree of compartmentalisation was such that "probably no more than a few dozen men in the entire country knew the full meaning of the Manhattan Project, and perhaps only a thousand others even were aware that work on atoms was involved."[1][2] This invalidates David Grimes' simplistic model of "Conspiracy Theories" at a stroke.


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  2. "The Secret City / Calutron operators at their panels, in the Y-12 plant at Oak Ridge, Tennessee, during World War II". The Atlantic. 25 June 2012. Retrieved 25 June 2012.Page Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css has no content.