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Horror simulation reveals nuclear war between US and Russia ‘killing 34million immediately’
A GRIM simulation reveals the horrifying mayhem that would ensue from a war between the US and Russia.
The ominous video shows how atomic bombs would rain down on Earth during the conflict, killing an estimated 34million people in under five hours. Most would die within a 45-minute period.
A further 60million would be injured by the blasts, say experts at Princeton University in New Jersey.
They added that the number of fatalities would later skyrocket due to nuclear fallout and other long-term effects.
Fighting quickly escalates as Russia and Nato forces exchange 480 warheads in an apocalyptic nuclear conflict
Credit: Alex Glaser
The four-minute simulation, titled "Plan A", depicts how a conflict between the United States and Russia could escalate from conventional war to an all-out nuclear conflict.
It's based on independent assessments of current U.S. and Russian force numbers, nuclear weapon targets, and fatality estimates.
With the aim of blocking the other side's recovery, Russia and Nato each obliterate one another's 30 most populated cities using five to ten warheads on each town.
This leads to over 85.3million casualties within the following 45 minutes.
"[The simulation] uses extensive data sets of the nuclear weapons currently deployed, weapon yields, and possible targets for particular weapons," reads the blog post.
It leads to around 91.5million causalties across the entire conflict.
the effects of a nuclear war could be limited and that U.S. would be able to fairly quickly rebuild itself after an all-out conflict with the then-Soviet Union.
“It may take 15 years, but geez, look how long it took Europe to recover after the Second World War,” Kupperman said. Referring to the Japanese city on which the U.S. dropped the first atomic bomb in 1945, he also claimed that “Hiroshima, after it was bombed, was back and operating three days later.”
At the time, Kupperman was executive director of President Ronald Reagan’s General Advisory Committee on Arms Control and Disarmament. He made the comments during an interview with Robert Scheer for the journalist’s 1982 book, “With Enough Shovels: Reagan, Bush, and Nuclear War.”
Welcome back to the "Cold War" an era I grew up in, where Mutually Assured Destruction was the norm, and saber rattling a form of greeting it seems.
As all history has shown, the more things change the more they stay the same... patterns repeat until we learn.
The Doomsday Clock is close again -- so let's auger this baby in!
originally posted by: TheRepublicOfCanada
It doesn't even look like a direct confrontation with Iran is going to occur anytime soon.
When has "the Doomsday Clock" ever been accurate in recent history...