History Literature / NineteenEightyThreeDoomsday

20th Apr '17 1:19:21 PM DougSMachina
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On September 26, 1983, there was a false alarm in the Serpukhov-15 bunker near Moscow which reported that four missiles were heading toward the USSR from America. In RealLife, the officer on duty was Colonel Stanislav Petrov, who realised that it didn't make any sense for the US to attack with only four missiles and logged it as a technical error, which it in fact was, rather than reporting it to his superiors (which, by protocol, he should have done - and they would likely have had a more belligerent response.) Because of his sound judgment, nuclear war was averted and countless lives saved.

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On September 26, 1983, there was a false alarm in the Serpukhov-15 bunker near Moscow which reported that four missiles were heading toward the USSR from America. In RealLife, the officer on duty was Colonel Stanislav Petrov, who realised that it didn't make any sense for the US to attack with only four missiles and logged it as a technical error, which it in fact was, rather than reporting it to his superiors (which, superiors. (Which, by protocol, was what he should have done - and they would likely have had a more belligerent response.) Because of his sound judgment, nuclear war was averted and countless lives saved.



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20th Apr '17 1:18:06 PM DougSMachina
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On September 26, 1983, there was a false alarm in the Serpukhov-15 bunker near Moscow which reported that four missiles were heading toward the USSR from America. In RealLife, the officer on duty was Colonel Stanislav Petrov, who realised that it didn't make any sense for the US to attack with only four missiles and logged it as a technical error, which it in fact was, rather than reporting it to his superiors. Because of his sound judgment, nuclear war was averted and countless lives saved.

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On September 26, 1983, there was a false alarm in the Serpukhov-15 bunker near Moscow which reported that four missiles were heading toward the USSR from America. In RealLife, the officer on duty was Colonel Stanislav Petrov, who realised that it didn't make any sense for the US to attack with only four missiles and logged it as a technical error, which it in fact was, rather than reporting it to his superiors. superiors (which, by protocol, he should have done - and they would likely have had a more belligerent response.) Because of his sound judgment, nuclear war was averted and countless lives saved.
17th Mar '17 4:11:51 PM rmctagg09
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* VestigialEmpire: Many of the nations worst affected on Doomsday still exist into the present, but are often mere remnants of their former selves. For example the People's Republic of China was only recently discovered to have a small fraction of its former territory and population, while France's overseas territories outside of Europe are all that remain of the former Republic.

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* VestigialEmpire: RegionalRedecoration: The nuclear war devastated much of the world. The Netherlands lost much of its levee system and is now a forgotten land buried under a brackish, radioactive swamp. New York City was hit with so many nukes that, when scouts finally arrived back in the city a few years later, they found open water where Manhattan and Brooklyn used to be.
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Many of the nations worst affected on Doomsday still exist into the present, but are often mere remnants of their former selves. For example the People's Republic of China was only recently discovered to have a small fraction of its former territory and population, while France's overseas territories outside of Europe are all that remain of the former Republic.
13th Mar '17 1:02:06 PM Mr.Bubbles
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* BigAppleSauce: Averted with extreme prejudice; this city was hit by about [[ThereIsNoKillLikeOverkill two dozen warheads]] and decades later, scouts reported nothing but open water where Manhattan Island and Brooklyn were, and charred, radioactive wastelands covering the other boroughs and surrounding states.

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* BigAppleSauce: Averted with extreme prejudice; this city was hit by about [[ThereIsNoKillLikeOverkill two dozen warheads]] and decades later, scouts reported [[RegionalRedecoration nothing but open water where Manhattan Island and Brooklyn were, and charred, radioactive wastelands covering the other boroughs and surrounding states.]]


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* RegionalRedecoration: Some places were victims of this both during and after Doomsday. With the destruction of its levee system, the Netherlands was flooded and eventually turned into a brackish, radioactive swamp. Manhattan and Brooklyn were also hit with so many nukes that scouts reported only open water where they used to be.
9th Jan '17 1:27:54 PM Morgenthaler
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** Others, such as the Philippines, tend to replace the swordmen and archers with leftover weapons from WorldWar2.

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** Others, such as the Philippines, tend to replace the swordmen and archers with leftover weapons from WorldWar2.UsefulNotes/WorldWar2.
29th Oct '16 3:27:57 PM LouisTheFox1997
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There is also a unofficial timeline, "Beyond1983:Doomsday" where it talks about what would probably happen in the future of the timeline. Be warned though it ends with another CrapSackWorld (well sorta...).

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There is also a unofficial timeline, "Beyond1983:Doomsday" "EagleDownUnder" where it talks about what would probably and is likely happen in the future of the Doomsday timeline. Be warned though it ends with another CrapSackWorld (well sorta...).
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* TheAlternet: Red Mundial de Communication, or REMUNDO, is a primitive version developed in South America.

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* TheAlternet: Red Mundial de Communication, or REMUNDO, is a primitive version developed in South America. Internet does exist, but it currently is in the state of what OTL Internet was like during TheNineties. However the Internet in this ATL is entirely different than the one we know (for instance there is no Facebook, because Zuckerburg died in the Doomsday. Google never exists, even though co-founder Larry Page did survive, but Sergey Brin unfortunately did not survive the Doomsday).
** Canada is already using internet for schools, as well so is the Nordic Union.
29th Oct '16 12:45:42 PM LouisTheFox1997
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** Billy Joel survived and became eventually elected as president of the Outer Lands.
25th Oct '16 3:59:23 PM Jake18
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* CoolBike: BMW's motorcycle division survives in Prussia, with their bikes replacing cars as the main method of private transportation.
25th Oct '16 3:43:51 PM Jake18
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* AfterTheEnd: Thirty years and counting, to be exact.

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* AfterTheEnd: Thirty Thirty-three years and counting, to be exact.
16th Apr '16 6:42:17 PM LouisTheFox123
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There is also a unofficial timeline, "Beyond 1983: Doomsday" where it talks about what would probably happen in the future of the timeline. Be warned though it ends with another CrapSackWorld (well sorta...).

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There is also a unofficial timeline, "Beyond 1983: Doomsday" "Beyond1983:Doomsday" where it talks about what would probably happen in the future of the timeline. Be warned though it ends with another CrapSackWorld (well sorta...).
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