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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Surprisingly funny and completely understandable to the layperson A Nuclear Family Vacation is a memorable trip through the looking glass of nuclear annihilation.
The two great powers cannot afford any confrontations and crises when nuclear annihilation is only a button-push away.
Furthermore, a world facing rapidly advancing climate change and severe economic recession cannot afford (economically or psychologically) to continue to be burdened with the threat of nuclear annihilation.
The massive postwar pro liferation of nuclear weapons cast its shadow over the balance of the 20th century, and we continue to face the "still-potent threat of nuclear annihilation.
Faced with the prospect of nuclear annihilation in the event of direct military confrontation, the United States and the Soviet Union "channeled their rivalry into nonmilitary spheres of competition that increasingly revolved around the symbolic dimensions of national power and progress" (33).
It's all about 9/11, just as the classic Japanese monster movies spoke to Cold War-era fears of nuclear annihilation.
In 1983, the world was almost wiped out by nuclear annihilation.
The author explains how the Death-of-God theology was a response of some Protestants to the constant fear of nuclear annihilation and the American love of technological achievement.
Over the years since its publication, it has been interpreted as a tale of paranoia based on the spread of various political ideologies, such as communism, McCarthyism, blacklisting and possibly even nuclear annihilation.
exceptionalism, producing an apocalyptic imagination with potential for planetary nuclear annihilation.
More than 61 years after Hiroshima and Nagasaki, North Korea has reminded us that the specter of nuclear annihilation has not receded into the darkness,'' Goff said.
The preferred apocalyptic scenarios generally involve large-scale disasters, such as global environmental collapse or universal nuclear annihilation.

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