Putin Says Russia is Open to Nuclear Non-Proliferation Talk, Despite Being Aggressors ...
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We live in what seems like an ever increasingly hostile world.

The conflict in Ukraine has been a stark wake-up call for many people that huge superpowers like Russia have the capabilities to launch an attack on their neighbouring nations and have shown indications that they aren't willing to stop there.

Just last week, Vladimir Putin's ally Andrey Gurulyov said on Russian state TV that if they wanted to trigger World War III they would first drop the bombs on London.

Gurulyov, a member of the pro-Putin United Russia party said: "We’ll destroy the entire group of the enemy’s space satellites during the first air operation.

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"No one will care if they are American or British; we would see them all as Nato.

“Second, we’ll mitigate the entire system of anti-missile defence, everywhere and 100 per cent. Third, we certainly won’t start from Warsaw, Paris or Berlin. The first to be hit will be London. And in that vein, the internet can’t get enough of the tool that tells you what would happen if a nuclear bomb hit different cities across the world."

On top of this, you also have North Korea which isn't exactly getting rid of any of its arms. With all this in mind, you have to question what to do in a worst-case scenario like a nuclear war.

Fortunately, there are tools available which will show what would happen if a nuclear bomb was dropped on your city. One of these is 'Nukemap' which measures the effects of nuclear bomb strikes with various sizes of payload. It was created by Alex Wellerstein, a nuclear historian at the Stevens Institute of Technology.

All you have to do is drag the map to your specific location or select from one of the presets and then select from which bomb is going to be dropped. The options range from the 'Davy Crockett' bomb produced by the US to the 'Tsar Bomba' the largest Russian bomb ever made.


nuclearsecrecy.com/nukemap/

Have a go at the Nukemap here and see what it is all about.

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