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Bikini Atoll. Jordan Kiwacz Martin Shea Braedan Smith. History. In July 1947, after the first atomic weapons testing at Bikini Atoll, the United States entered into an agreement with the United Nations to govern the Trust Territory of the Pacific Islands as a strategic trusteeship territory. - PowerPoint PPT Presentation
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  • Bikini AtollJordan KiwaczMartin SheaBraedan Smith

  • HistoryIn July 1947, after the first atomic weapons testing at Bikini Atoll, the United States entered into an agreement with the United Nations to govern the Trust Territory of the Pacific Islands as a strategic trusteeship territory.

  • Historytrusteeship territory consisted of 20,000 islands over 3,000,000 miles over North pacific on July 23, 1947

  • HistoryTesting occurred between 1946 and 1962Many Islands that were bombed still had inhabitants living there, the nuclear Fallout effected many that were not devastated by the bombs initial impact

  • Nukes were and are bad Fo Real

  • Bikini AtollBikini Atoll consists of 23 islands

  • Bikini Atoll"Bikini Atoll has conserved direct tangible evidence .. conveying the power of .. nuclear tests, i.e. the sunken ships sent to the bottom of the lagoon by the tests in 1946 and the gigantic Bravo crater.... Through its history, the atoll symbolises the dawn of the nuclear age, despite its paradoxical image of peace and of earthly paradise.

    -UNESCO World Heritage Centre

  • Bikini AtollBikini Atoll was the site of twenty three nuclear weapons tests between 1946 and 1958.Fallout spread through the air and water in this region, spreading radiation and radioactive contamination.

  • Godzilla23 crewmembers of the Japanese fishing boat observed the nuclear testing. This created a political scandal in Japan that would inspire the premise for the movie Godzilla.

  • Outcome

  • outcomeIn 1968 the United States declared Bikini habitable and started bringing people back to their homes in the early 1970s. But, in 1978 the islanders were removed again when strontium-90 in their bodies reached dangerous levels.

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