Doomsday device

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Doomsday device

superpower nuclear capability to destroy the world if attacked. [Brit. Cinema: Dr. Strangelove
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Set in 1963 against a background of the US and the USSR threatening each other with nuclear annihilation.
During the missile crisis, most senior security officials advising the president wanted to launch military action against Soviet forces, a course that could well have ended in nuclear annihilation.
We don't live in a safe world and with so many countries having nuclear weapons it is still possible that we face nuclear annihilation because we haven't found a way to get everyone to outlaw it in a verifiable way.
He was in the 2012 revival of Freidrich Durrenmatt's The Physicists at the Donmar Warehouse - a play written in 1961, when the Cold War was in full grip and the possibility of nuclear annihilation was a very real threat.
True, we spent a fair chunk of our time living under the threat of nuclear annihilation, and may have developed more hedonistic tendencies than our parents as a result.
His apocalyptic warnings ignore greater threats posed in the past, including nuclear annihilation during the Cold War.
The IPPNW is a non-partisan federation of national medical groups in 62 countries, representing tens of thousands of doctors, medical students, other health workers, and concerned citizens who share the common goal of creating a more peaceful and secure world freed from the threat of nuclear annihilation.
The book which has an ecstatic bisexual orgy, which climaxes against a backdrop of imminent nuclear annihilation, set in Mumbai, has placed the Indian-born author among the pantheon of writers recognized by the Literary Review for producing the "most egregious passage of sexual description in a novel", the Independent reported.
After the austerity that followed World War II, life was more secure and prosperous than it had ever been, yet the very real possibility of nuclear annihilation overshadowed everything.
The world came close to facing war during the October 1962 Cuban missile crisis, until Khrushchev, faced with nuclear annihilation, backed down.
The Cold War threatened mutual nuclear annihilation and the number of wars has gone down sharply in the last 20 years.
I believe not many of the general public had the same realisation as we on the squadron had as to how close we were to the nuclear annihilation of the world.

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