History Film / TheDayAfter

15th Aug '16 3:43:16 AM Morgenthaler
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The aftermath of the initial showing of the film had a profound effect on politics. RonaldReagan, who viewed the film when it came out, was greatly disturbed and claimed the movie left him "deeply depressed" for a while. Keep in mind, before this movie aired, Soviet and U.S. relations were strained to a level not seen since the CubanMissileCrisis. [[UsefulNotes/{{NATO}} NATO's]] infamous Able Archer 83 exercise in Western Europe that took place in early 1983 was another close call, because the Soviet's thought the exercise was an escalation of forces in Europe and that NATO was ready to go to nuclear war with the Warsaw Pact. After attending a meeting with the Pentagon about nuclear weapons shortly after the movie was released, Reagan became further repulsed by the idea of nuclear weapons and he wanted the solve the Cold War peacefully with the Soviets from that point on. In 1987, not only was the film shown on Soviet television for the first time, but the Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces Treaty was signed by the United States and USSR. The treaty banned nuclear and conventional ground-launched ballistic and cruise missiles with intermediate ranges. In his memoir, Reagan directly mentioned a quote from the movie in relation about the signing.

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The aftermath of the initial showing of the film had a profound effect on politics. RonaldReagan, UsefulNotes/RonaldReagan, who viewed the film when it came out, was greatly disturbed and claimed the movie left him "deeply depressed" for a while. Keep in mind, before this movie aired, Soviet and U.S. relations were strained to a level not seen since the CubanMissileCrisis. [[UsefulNotes/{{NATO}} NATO's]] infamous Able Archer 83 exercise in Western Europe that took place in early 1983 was another close call, because the Soviet's thought the exercise was an escalation of forces in Europe and that NATO was ready to go to nuclear war with the Warsaw Pact. After attending a meeting with the Pentagon about nuclear weapons shortly after the movie was released, Reagan became further repulsed by the idea of nuclear weapons and he wanted the solve the Cold War peacefully with the Soviets from that point on. In 1987, not only was the film shown on Soviet television for the first time, but the Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces Treaty was signed by the United States and USSR. The treaty banned nuclear and conventional ground-launched ballistic and cruise missiles with intermediate ranges. In his memoir, Reagan directly mentioned a quote from the movie in relation about the signing.
29th Jun '16 10:24:10 AM Mario1995
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* AllThereInTheScript: It's implied in the screenplay that Boyle and Starr, the soldiers that [=McCoy=] and his colleagues mention back at the Whiteman Air Force Base, are the missile operators featured in the stock footage from ''First Strike'' that launch the missiles.

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* AllThereInTheScript: It's implied in the screenplay that Boyle and Starr, the soldiers that [=McCoy=] and his colleagues mention back at the Whiteman Air Force Base, are the missile operators silo staff featured in the stock footage from ''First Strike'' that launch the missiles.
29th Jun '16 10:22:12 AM Mario1995
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* AllThereInTheScript: It's implied in the screenplay that Boyle and Starr, the soldiers that [=McCoy=] and his colleagues mention back at the Whiteman Air Force Base, are the missile operators featured in the stock footage from ''First Strike'' that launch the missiles.
23rd Jun '16 9:57:32 AM Mdumas43073
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15th May '16 11:08:34 AM TrevMUN
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** And immediately after, a similarly understated "oh crap" from a SAC Airborne Command Post crewmember: "Major Reinheardt, we have a massive attack against the U.S. at this time! ICBMs, numerous ICBMs!"

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** And immediately after, a similarly understated "oh crap" from a SAC Airborne Command Post crewmember: "Major Reinheardt, Reinhardt, we have a massive attack against the U.S. at this time! ICBMs, [=ICBMs=], numerous ICBMs!"[=ICBMs=]!"
15th May '16 11:07:42 AM TrevMUN
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* OhCrap: A beautifully understated one from an Air Force captain in SAC Airborne Command Post: "Roger, we've got thirty-two targets in track and ten impacting points. I want to confirm...is this an exercise? Roger, copy..."

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* OhCrap: A beautifully understated one from an Air Force captain in officer at Beale AFB's PAVE PAWS radar station: "I want to confirm: is this an exercise? ... Roger, copy--" And then to rest of the staff, "'''This is not an exercise!'''"
** And immediately after, a similarly understated "oh crap" from a
SAC Airborne Command Post: "Roger, we've got thirty-two targets in track and ten impacting points. I want to confirm...is Post crewmember: "Major Reinheardt, we have a massive attack against the U.S. at this an exercise? Roger, copy..."time! ICBMs, numerous ICBMs!"



* SerialEscalation: Through radio and news brodcasts, we have the following which leads to WorldWarIII:

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* SerialEscalation: Through radio and news brodcasts, broadcasts, we have the following which leads to WorldWarIII:



Once the Red Army reaches the Rhine River, NATO forces airburst three low-yield nukes over the troops in an attempt to keep the Soviets from invading France and the rest of Western Europe; this event triggers an [[Emergency Broadcast System]] announcement in the US.. The Soviets retaliate by launching a nuclear strike at NATO's Brussels headquarters. The American forces scramble B-52 bombers and enacts the "launch-on-warning" policy (meaning that if they receive reports of the Russians launching their nukes at America, then the U.S. will do the same). The Soviet Air Force then destroy two BMEWS (Ballistic Missile Early Warning Stations) at RAF Fylingdales and Beale Air Force Base respectively.\\

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Once the Red Army reaches the Rhine River, NATO forces airburst three low-yield nukes over the troops in an attempt to keep the Soviets from invading France and the rest of Western Europe; this event triggers an [[Emergency Broadcast System]] EmergencyBroadcast announcement in the US..United States. The Soviets retaliate by launching a nuclear strike at NATO's Brussels headquarters. The American forces scramble B-52 bombers and enacts the "launch-on-warning" policy (meaning that if they receive reports of the Russians launching their nukes at America, then the U.S. will do the same). The Soviet Air Force then destroy two BMEWS (Ballistic Missile Early Warning Stations) at RAF Fylingdales and Beale Air Force Base respectively.\\
23rd Apr '16 3:04:15 PM Discar
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** On the other hand, if the diamond is any more than just a tiny chip, it could theoretically be very useful as a primitive cutting tool...
23rd Apr '16 3:03:50 PM Discar
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* OhCrap: A beautifully understated one from an Air Force captain in SAC Airborne Command Post: "Roger, we've got thirty-two targets in track and ten impacting points. I want to confirm...is this an exercise? Roger, copy.
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* OhCrap: A beautifully understated one from an Air Force captain in SAC Airborne Command Post: "Roger, we've got thirty-two targets in track and ten impacting points. I want to confirm...is this an exercise? Roger, copy.
..
copy..."
14th Apr '16 12:00:15 PM SCE2AUX
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* OhCrap: "This is not an exercise!"

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* OhCrap: "This A beautifully understated one from an Air Force captain in SAC Airborne Command Post: "Roger, we've got thirty-two targets in track and ten impacting points. I want to confirm...is not this an exercise!"exercise? Roger, copy.
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2nd Apr '16 3:41:03 PM Morgenthaler
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* PrematurelyBald: Many people lose their hair as a result of radiation poisoning, including the women.
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