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25th Jan '17 2:49:47 PM Idek618
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* WorthlessYellowRocks: After the attack, money becomes worthless. Survivors conscripted to help with reconstruction are "paid" in food, which is "given as a reward for work or [[DeniedFoodAsPunishment withheld as punishment]]." Some bartering is also seen, an example being when Mr Kemp gives another man cigarettes in exchange for scotch.

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* WorthlessYellowRocks: After the attack, money becomes worthless. Survivors conscripted to help with reconstruction are "paid" in food, which is "given as a reward for work or [[DeniedFoodAsPunishment withheld as punishment]]." Some bartering is also seen, an example being when Mr Mr. Kemp gives another man cigarettes in exchange for scotch.
20th Jan '17 11:33:52 PM mshetina
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(P.S. Unlike the equally depressing but less gory ''The Day After'', ''Threads'' has to this day '''never''' been shown again on British television.)
19th Nov '16 10:52:50 AM HeliosPhoenix
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* ApatheticCitizens: While the news broadcasts the deteriorating situation in Iran throughout the film, the events are only paid cursory interest by anyone who's not a government official (while there are protests, they're paid little attention to by the populace). Eventually gets deconstructed as the film goes on; the citizens become increasingly aware of how bad things are getting, but still (attempt to) ignore them either because they don't confront the increasing likelihood that the world is about to end, or because they feel powerless to stop it in any case.

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* ApatheticCitizens: While the news broadcasts the deteriorating situation in Iran throughout the film, the events are only paid cursory interest by anyone who's not a government official (while there are protests, they're paid little attention to by the populace). Eventually gets deconstructed as the film goes on; the citizens become increasingly aware of how bad things are getting, but still (attempt to) ignore them either because they don't wish to confront the increasing likelihood that the world is about to end, or because they feel powerless to stop it in any case.
19th Nov '16 10:52:04 AM HeliosPhoenix
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* ApatheticCitizens: While the news broadcasts the deteriorating situation in Iran throughout the film, the events are only paid cursory interest by anyone who's not a government official (while there are protests, they're paid little attention to by the populace). Eventually gets deconstructed as the film goes on; the citizens become increasingly aware of how bad things are getting, but still (attempt to) ignore them either because they don't confront the increasing likelihood that the world is about to end, or because they feel powerless to stop it in any case.
** The latter attitude is summed up in a scene in the pub between Jimmy and Bob. Jimmy expresses his concerns about the situation in Iran, but Bob just brushes them off because there's nothing they can do about it.
19th Nov '16 10:40:35 AM HeliosPhoenix
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** While the exact year is left ambiguous, a quick check of the days and dates in the film places the events in the year 1988 [[spoiler: with the ending taking place around the year 2001]].
9th Oct '16 11:40:25 AM FordPrefect
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* ApocalypseHow: The movie ends somewhere between Planetary Societal Disruption and Societal Collapse (though the film mainly concentrates on its effects on Great Britain). Although the human population of the UK is reduced to medieval levels and the nuclear winter, fallout, and loss of modern infrastructure and industry has made sustaining a viable population extremely difficult, they are able to maintain a handful of more primitive tools and devices. A montage of photos suggests that after about ten years post-war Britain is capable of generating some electricity, and is able to manufacture and maintain steam-era technology. It's hinted that conditions may worsen into a Class 4 (Total Exctinction), due to the effects of nuclear winter.

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* ApocalypseHow: The movie ends somewhere between Planetary Societal Disruption and Societal Collapse (though the film mainly concentrates on its effects on Great Britain). Although the human population of the UK is reduced to medieval levels and the nuclear winter, fallout, and loss of modern infrastructure and industry has made sustaining a viable population extremely difficult, they are able to maintain a handful of more primitive tools and devices. A montage of photos suggests that after about ten years post-war Britain is capable of generating some electricity, and is able to manufacture and maintain steam-era technology. It's hinted that conditions may worsen into a Class 4 (Total Exctinction), Extinction), due to the effects of nuclear winter.



* BystanderSyndrome: Most Britons response to the potential of attack. One character openly says there's nothing they can do about it. An obviously angry protest not far from the Kemps' couple's house is brushed off as "the pubs letting out". They ''know'' that's not the case, but...

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* BystanderSyndrome: Most Britons Britons' response to the potential of attack. One character openly says there's nothing they can do about it. An obviously angry protest not far from the Kemps' couple's house is brushed off as "the pubs letting out". They ''know'' that's not the case, but...
5th Oct '16 12:40:15 PM danixdefcon5
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* TooDumbToLive: The officials who keep on smoking ''while trapped underground''.
17th Sep '16 6:56:28 PM NinjaLore
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See also Literature/SometimeNeverAFableForSupermen, ComicBook/WhenTheWindBlows, and Literature/TheRoad.

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See also Film/TheWarGame, Literature/SometimeNeverAFableForSupermen, ComicBook/WhenTheWindBlows, and Literature/TheRoad.
15th Jul '16 6:34:25 PM SantosLHalper
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* MeatgrinderSurgery: With the hospitals being completely swamped by victims of the nuking, the destruction of the power grid meaning electricity is as nonexistent as the equipment, the doctors are as inept as other bystandering in treating wounds and burns and resort to [[NightmareFuel operating on still-conscious patients- including children.]]

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* MeatgrinderSurgery: With the hospitals being completely swamped by victims of the nuking, the destruction of the power grid meaning electricity is as nonexistent as the equipment, the doctors are as inept as any other bystandering bystander in treating wounds and burns and resort to [[NightmareFuel operating on still-conscious patients- including children.]]
5th Jun '16 10:44:02 PM SantosLHalper
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* MeatgrinderSurgery: With the hospitals being completely swamped by victims of the nuking, the destruction of the power grid meaning electricity is as nonexistent as the equipment, the doctors are as inept as other bystandering in treating wounds and burns and resort to [[NightmareFuel operating on still-conscious patients- including children.]]
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