History Literature / TheThirdWorldWar

17th Sep '17 11:15:44 AM nombretomado
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* SuperiorFirepower: Two Trident missiles are fired at Minsk)
22nd Nov '16 5:50:56 AM Morgenthaler
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* DiveUnderTheExplosion: In the alarmist reconstruction of what might have happened if World War Three had broken out in the 1980s, the war inevitably becomes a limited nuclear exchange. The Soviet Union, in a spirit of socialist brotherhood and sympathy for the low aesthetic standards enjoyed by the workers of Great Britain, performs a large-scale urban redevelopment of [[UsefulNotes/TheMidlands Birmingham]], England. The author notes that people pleasure-boating twenty miles away from Ground Zero had the presence of mind to abandon ship and dive overboard, to seek to escape the blast-wave and backdraft from the fireball washing over them. Dive under the explosion taken UpToEleven there.
24th Jan '16 5:35:05 PM Morgenthaler
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* MnogoNukes: an SS-17 is used to nuke Birmingham.



* UltimateDefenceOfTheRealm: British Polaris missiles are two of the four fired at Minsk)
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* UltimateDefenceOfTheRealm: British Polaris missiles are two of the four fired at Minsk)
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5th Sep '15 8:17:29 PM nombretomado
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Before this period, the {{NATO}} powers realise the Soviet threat, engage in a crash re-arming programme (including bringing back the draft in the US) and prepare their peoples to survive a conventional conflict as well as a nuclear one.

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Before this period, the {{NATO}} UsefulNotes/{{NATO}} powers realise the Soviet threat, engage in a crash re-arming programme (including bringing back the draft in the US) and prepare their peoples to survive a conventional conflict as well as a nuclear one.
21st Jun '15 7:33:48 PM Str8taim
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* InvadedStatesOfAmerica: Averted. The Soviets discuss the possibility of invading the U.S. West Coast as a diversion from the fighting in Europe, but nix the idea when they realize the logistics it would require.
5th Jun '15 3:46:45 PM StFan
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* AnimatedAdaptation: ''FutureWar198X'', an obscure anime movie loosely based on it.

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* AnimatedAdaptation: ''FutureWar198X'', ''Anime/FutureWar198X'', an obscure anime movie loosely based on it.
30th May '15 2:37:59 PM SilentHunterUK
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* FictionalCounterpart (the British Prime Minister in the first book is called Mrs. Plumber. Mrs Thatcher was Leader of the Opposition in 1978, but looked likely to become PM)
* FictionalDocument (several of them, including a book on the Southern African war called ''The Veld Aflame'', which also happens to be a punny title)
* MnogoNukes (an SS-17 is used to nuke Birmingham)
* ReportingNames (The "Backfire" is solely referred to under that name, as the writers clearly didn't agree on whether the Soviet claimed designation of Tu-22M was the real one)
* RetCon (the second book makes a large number, including modifying the space battle when it was realised that the space laser of the period could not actually cause the damage stated in the first book- space mines are used instead to cripple the shuttle, the laser merely blinding the commander)
* StrawmanPolitical (Hackett and his team have a clear dislike of militant trade unionists, although they never state they are knowingly doing Moscow's bidding, just that they're considered "useful fools"- a line commonly attributed to Lenin)
* SuperiorFirepower (Two Trident missiles are fired at Minsk)
* TwentyMinutesIntoTheFuture
* UltimateDefenceOfTheRealm (British Polaris missiles are two of the four fired at Minsk)

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* FictionalCounterpart (the FictionalCounterpart: the British Prime Minister in the first book is called Mrs. Plumber. Mrs Thatcher was Leader of the Opposition in 1978, but looked likely to become PM)
PM.
** A British journalist who breaks the story that the PM has been informed that the Soviets are mobilising for war goes by the name of [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chapman_Pincher Jardine Snatcher]]
* FictionalDocument (several FictionalDocument: several of them, including a book on the Southern African war called ''The Veld Aflame'', which also happens to be a punny title)
title.
* MnogoNukes (an MnogoNukes: an SS-17 is used to nuke Birmingham)
Birmingham.
* ReportingNames (The ReportingNames: The "Backfire" is solely referred to under that name, as the writers clearly didn't agree on whether the Soviet claimed designation of Tu-22M was the real one)
* RetCon (the RetCon: the second book makes a large number, including modifying the space battle when it was realised that the space laser of the period could not actually cause the damage stated in the first book- space mines are used instead to cripple the shuttle, the laser merely blinding the commander)
commander. In addition, the entire Middle East section is heavily altered to cover the Islamic Revolution in Iran and the Camp David accords.
* StrawmanPolitical (Hackett StrawmanPolitical: Hackett and his team have a clear dislike of militant trade unionists, although they never state they are knowingly doing Moscow's bidding, just that they're considered "useful fools"- a line commonly attributed to Lenin)
Lenin
* SuperiorFirepower (Two SuperiorFirepower: Two Trident missiles are fired at Minsk)
* TwentyMinutesIntoTheFuture
TwentyMinutesIntoTheFuture: August 1985, the book itself being a future history from 1987.
* UltimateDefenceOfTheRealm (British UltimateDefenceOfTheRealm: British Polaris missiles are two of the four fired at Minsk)
20th Apr '15 1:39:03 PM nombretomado
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Part argument for increased defense spending (it makes no attempt to hide it and says so in the OOC acknowledgements), part imagining what it would be like if the ColdWar turned hot from people who had seen real war, it is a very interesting read, even if very dated.

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Part argument for increased defense spending (it makes no attempt to hide it and says so in the OOC acknowledgements), part imagining what it would be like if the ColdWar UsefulNotes/ColdWar turned hot from people who had seen real war, it is a very interesting read, even if very dated.
27th Jan '14 11:00:20 PM WildGoose
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* ''Team Yankee'' (a book by Harold Coyle, also made into a video game and board game)

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* ''Team Yankee'' ''Literature/TeamYankee'' (a book by Harold Coyle, also made into a video game and board game)
22nd Dec '13 5:22:08 AM skbc1p4res
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* Tom Clancy's ''Red Storm Rising'' presents a similar scenario, though non-nuclear.

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* Tom Clancy's ''Red Storm Rising'' ''RedStormRising'' presents a similar scenario, though non-nuclear.
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