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24th Mar '16 6:34:47 AM Morgenthaler
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Where there is no parity between the two nuclear belligerents, TheMoscowCriterion is used. This was developed by the British, who could not build and fire the same number of rockets as the Sovs and who did not trust the Americans to launch their own missiles to back up a MAD doctrine - instead, the aim is to have the ability to slaughter as many of the enemy civilians as possible, thus attaching a prohibitively high human cost to a nuclear release by the more heavily-armed power.

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Where there is no parity between the two nuclear belligerents, TheMoscowCriterion UsefulNotes/TheMoscowCriterion is used. This was developed by the British, who could not build and fire the same number of rockets as the Sovs and who did not trust the Americans to launch their own missiles to back up a MAD doctrine - instead, the aim is to have the ability to slaughter as many of the enemy civilians as possible, thus attaching a prohibitively high human cost to a nuclear release by the more heavily-armed power.
24th Mar '16 6:33:33 AM Morgenthaler
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24th Mar '16 6:33:00 AM Morgenthaler
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* In the French sci-fi series ''[[WesternAnimation/IlEtaitUneFois Once Upon a Time... Space]]'', an episode detailing Earth's history between TheEighties (when the series was made) and the thirty-first century (the setting) had the two major powers locked in cold war and a series of small-scale proxy conflicts due the fear of mutual destruction. [[TooDumbToLive Then the respective dictators decided to distract their oppressed people by starting a war, and launched the missiles at the same time]]. [[BlackHumour The scene is represented with the dictators pressing the launch button of the missiles and then blowing up at the same time]], [[CrossesTheLineTwice with the narration continuing with "In the year 2200, Earth-- or rather what remained of it..."]] to drive home the point ([[WhatDoYouMeanItsForKids it was for kids, so they wanted to make sure they got it]]).

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* In the French sci-fi series ''[[WesternAnimation/IlEtaitUneFois Once Upon a Time... Space]]'', an episode detailing Earth's history between TheEighties (when the series was made) and the thirty-first century (the setting) had the two major powers locked in cold war and a series of small-scale proxy conflicts due the fear of mutual destruction. [[TooDumbToLive Then the respective dictators decided to distract their oppressed people by starting a war, and launched the missiles at the same time]]. [[BlackHumour The scene is represented with the dictators pressing the launch button of the missiles and then blowing up at the same time]], [[CrossesTheLineTwice with the narration continuing with "In the year 2200, Earth-- or rather what remained of it..."]] to drive home the point ([[WhatDoYouMeanItsForKids it was for kids, so they wanted to make sure they got it]]).it]]).
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20th Mar '16 5:10:32 AM MetaFour
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* Music/DanielAmos mentioned the possibility of nuclear armageddon in three separate songs on their 1984 album ''Music/VoxHumana''. "It's Sick" and "The Incredible Shrinking Man" just mention the bomb in passing, while "Dance Stop" is all about [[WhileRomeBurns the masses dancing while the bombs fall]].
-->Contortionists are caught up in the camera’s eye\\
The music explodes and the bodies fly\\
They're rating it a ten before they drop and die\\
“WELL IT HAD A GOOD BEAT!” was their very last cry
6th Mar '16 5:55:26 PM Scorntex
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* Discussed in ''ComicBook/SilentWar'' when The Sentry and Black Bolt face off. Given their respective power levels, and their unwillingness to surrender, the Sentry states that this would be the end result of their fighting at that stage. Black Bolt agrees, and leaves. The next time the Inhumans and the American government face off, Bob refuses to get involved.
28th Feb '16 8:36:10 PM WillBGood
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* In the French sci-fi series ''[[WesternAnimation/IlEtaitUneFois Once Upon a Time... Space]]'', an episode detailing Earth's history between TheEighties (when the series was made) and the thirty-first century (the setting) had the two major powers locked in cold war and a series of small-scale proxy conflicts due the fear of mutual destruction. [[TooDumbToLive Then the respective dictators decided to distract their oppressed people by starting a war, and launched the missiles at the same time]]. [[BlackHumour The scene is represented with the dictators pressing the launch button of the missiles and then blowing up at the same time]], [[CrossesTheLineTwice with the narration continuing with "In the year 2,200 Earth, or rather what remained of it..."]] to drive home the point ([[WhatDoYouMeanItsForKids it was for kids, so they wanted to make sure they got it]]).

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* In the French sci-fi series ''[[WesternAnimation/IlEtaitUneFois Once Upon a Time... Space]]'', an episode detailing Earth's history between TheEighties (when the series was made) and the thirty-first century (the setting) had the two major powers locked in cold war and a series of small-scale proxy conflicts due the fear of mutual destruction. [[TooDumbToLive Then the respective dictators decided to distract their oppressed people by starting a war, and launched the missiles at the same time]]. [[BlackHumour The scene is represented with the dictators pressing the launch button of the missiles and then blowing up at the same time]], [[CrossesTheLineTwice with the narration continuing with "In the year 2,200 Earth, 2200, Earth-- or rather what remained of it..."]] to drive home the point ([[WhatDoYouMeanItsForKids it was for kids, so they wanted to make sure they got it]]).
28th Feb '16 8:35:17 PM WillBGood
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* Music/{{Fishbone}}'s "Party at Ground Zero", one of many, many, jaunty '80s tunes about nuclear war:
-->Party at ground zero\\
A "B" movie starring you\\
And the world will turn to flowing\\
Pink vapor stew
9th Dec '15 5:26:57 PM Nohbody
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->''"And he yelled, 'My [[WeaponofMassDestruction Blue-Gooer]] is working just fine!\\
And I'm here to say that if Yooks can [[ThePoorMansAtomicBomb goo]] Zooks,\\
you'd better forget it. 'Cause Zooks can goo Yooks!'"''
-->-- ''Literature/TheButterBattleBook''

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->''"And he yelled, 'My [[WeaponofMassDestruction Blue-Gooer]] ->''“What is working just fine!\\
And I'm here to say
the only provocation that if Yooks can [[ThePoorMansAtomicBomb goo]] Zooks,\\
you'd better forget it. 'Cause Zooks can goo Yooks!'"''
could bring about the use of nuclear weapons? Nuclear weapons. What is the priority target for nuclear weapons? Nuclear weapons. What is the only established defense against nuclear weapons? Nuclear weapons. How do we prevent the use of nuclear weapons? By threatening the use of nuclear weapons. And we can't get rid of nuclear weapons, because of nuclear weapons. The intransigence, it seems, is a function of the weapons themselves.”''
-->-- ''Literature/TheButterBattleBook''
'''Martin Amis''', ''Einstein's Monsters'
24th Nov '15 2:35:43 AM jormis29
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* [[VideoGame/{{Wasteland2}} Wasteland 2]] expands upon a group introduced in the previous game, the Servants of the Mushroom Cloud, by explaining that they believe in M.A.D. as a ''religious'' doctrine. They serve as the law enforcement of the "Canyon of Titan", holding the peace by threatening to detonate a live Titan II warhead if any raider groups attempt to take over. On a smaller scale, their "MAD Monks" offer protection to travelers through the canyon by threatening to detonate a dirty bomb (with a sizable radius) if confronted with aggressive raiders. [[spoiler: A possible option in the game is disarming the monks' warhead; chaos erupts in the canyon if this is done, suggesting that the doctrine was keeping some semblance of order there]].
* The Series/{{Fallout}} series of games (which are spiritual successors of the above-mentioned ''Wasteland'' games) are based in the post-apocalyptic world created by the mutual destruction of a nuclear war between China and the United States.

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* [[VideoGame/{{Wasteland2}} Wasteland 2]] ''VideoGame/{{Wasteland 2}}'' expands upon a group introduced in the previous game, the Servants of the Mushroom Cloud, by explaining that they believe in M.A.D. as a ''religious'' doctrine. They serve as the law enforcement of the "Canyon of Titan", holding the peace by threatening to detonate a live Titan II warhead if any raider groups attempt to take over. On a smaller scale, their "MAD Monks" offer protection to travelers through the canyon by threatening to detonate a dirty bomb (with a sizable radius) if confronted with aggressive raiders. [[spoiler: A possible option in the game is disarming the monks' warhead; chaos erupts in the canyon if this is done, suggesting that the doctrine was keeping some semblance of order there]].
* The Series/{{Fallout}} Franchise/{{Fallout}} series of games (which are spiritual successors of the above-mentioned ''Wasteland'' games) are based in the post-apocalyptic world created by the mutual destruction of a nuclear war between China and the United States.
28th Oct '15 2:12:34 PM LuciaMoore
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* The Series/{{Fallout}} series of games (which are spiritual successors of the above-mentioned ''Wasteland'' games) are based in the post-apocalyptic world created by the mutual destruction of a nuclear war between China and the United States.
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