Anonymous
Anonymous asked in Politics & GovernmentMilitary · 8 months ago

Why do most people still think that a nuclear war between US and Russia would lead to mutual destruction , according to Princeton just 34?

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  • 8 months ago

    Depends on targeting. If you want to try to WIN, you will use a counter force targeting strategy where you shoot for the military and industrial assets of the other nation. Military installations, ports, railroad centers, oil production facilities, major factory areas. That would cause millions of deaths but not as much as the alternative, counter value. That is where you are firing mainly to destroy the other nation completely. You target the major population centers. Many more will die but since you left the military assets intact, they could still effectively strike back. It is all moot, if you fire off 25 or more nukes it is possible the dust raised would give us a nuclear winter where no crops would be harvested for a year, maybe two. If you do not have food stored up AND the means to grow more immediately after winter, you are screwed. How many Americans have a year supply of food? How many can grow food on their own? Most Americans do not have the food or the ability and they would simply starve.

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  • Bill-M
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    8 months ago

    Nuclear war between the USA and Russia would lead to the total destruction of all life on Earth.   That many nuclear weapons would create so much radioactive fall out that the whole world would be effected.

  • 8 months ago

    Mutual destruction does mean every person on earth will die.

    It means, both countries would be massively destroyed......and reduced to radioactive wastelands.

    If America were hit.......New York, DC , perhaps Los Angeles, Chicago, and who knows what else would be obliterated. In Russia....major cities would be turned to rubble.

    it doesn't mean everyone dies......but you'd lose every single major important city.

    If Iowa remains untouched........who wins? The cows?

    and then with that much destruction, you'd have nuclear winter....with the dust clouds blocking out the sun, perhaps Killing much of the life on earth.

    So sure, there would be survivors, somewhere.............but how long would they live with all the radiation, and food supplies cut off.......and millions of rotting corpses all over?

    as the saying goes.........the living would envy the dead.

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  • 8 months ago

    34 million people will die within the first few hours of the war. More people will die due to radiation exposure or poisoning further down the road. If the land becomes too contaminated and crops can’t grow then more people will die from starvation.

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  • 8 months ago

    Maybe you should have read more than the headline.

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  • Anonymous
    8 months ago

    Nowadays USA and Russia have just a few hundred warheads not 20000/30000 like 20/30 years ago

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