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#74 - andrewjla
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(05/09/2013) [-]
why would anyone need a shelter from the cold war? There was no real fighting...much less bomb dropping...
#105 to #74 - manofbeardliness
Reply +1
(05/09/2013) [-]
This is how close it came to a world wide nuclear holocaust. If the link doesn't work than google Stanislav Petrov.
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#96 to #74 - panamaofjacks
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(05/09/2013) [-]
War... war never changes.
#78 to #74 - nerdicorn
Reply +6
(05/09/2013) [-]
Dude, the public was so brainwashed that they thought the big one was gonna drop, and that shelters would protect them.
#126 to #78 - anon
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(05/09/2013) [-]
I was born during the height of the Cuban missile crisis - early 1962 , we lived in winnipeg canada about 2 hour drive from the second largest stockpile of nuclear weapons in the world at the time - North Dakota . My parents were sure that I wouldn't see my first birthday because the Russians would have sent missiles over the north pole to attack North Dakota and everything within 500 miles of there would have been wasteland . Scary **** at the time .
#79 to #78 - oneentity ONLINE
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(05/09/2013) [-]
Actually shelter would protect you good. Not in case of direct hit tho.
#80 to #79 - nerdicorn
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(05/09/2013) [-]
Radiation is a bitch. I takes about 30 ft of concrete to protect you from it. Also most adults actually believed that if you Ducked and covered then youd be fine.
#85 to #80 - duvallwhitey
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(05/09/2013) [-]
The government knew it wouldn't protect worth a ****, they only used the duck in cover tactics as a way to calm the public. At least the public thought they were safe.
#82 to #80 - oneentity ONLINE
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(05/09/2013) [-]
I once read that if you manage to stay in basement or underground shelter for about two weeks (food, water, medical supplies,..) your chances are pretty high. Earth insulates the majority of topside radiation and fallout is typically at its worst shortly after the blast and will wear of in some time.
The distance from the ground zero is still crucial.
#76 to #74 - anon
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(05/09/2013) [-]
it might be the constant fear of nuclear annihilation, you ******* retard
#249 to #76 - andrewjla
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(05/10/2013) [-]
and what country was nuked by another country in war since the end of WWII?