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|Date||1942 - 1946|
|Perpetrators||Canada, UK, USA|
|Description||A top secret project to develop nuclear weapons for use in WW2|
The Manhattan Project was the project to develop nuclear weapons. Two of these were dropped on Japan, at Hiroshima and Nagasaki.
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." This invalidates David Grimes' simplistic model of "Conspiracy Theories" at a stroke.