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* At a meta level, the dates in the film place it in 1989. In real life, [[TheGreatPoliticsMessUp tensions greatly reduced between the U.S. and the Soviet Union]].

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* At a meta level, the dates in the film place it in 1989. In real life, [[TheGreatPoliticsMessUp tensions greatly reduced between the U.S. and the Soviet Union]].Union]], again due to the film itself.


* The fact that in RealLife, this film contributed to a push on both sides of the UsefulNotes/ColdWar towards detente, ending a period where nuclear war fever was at its highest since the UsefulNotes/CubanMissileCrisis. In short -- we are here on Wiki/TVTropes and not radioactive ash in part because of this film. On behalf of everyone here, thank you, Mr. Meyer.

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* The fact that in RealLife, this film contributed to a push on both sides of the UsefulNotes/ColdWar towards detente, ending a period where nuclear war fever was at its highest since the UsefulNotes/CubanMissileCrisis. In short -- we are here on Wiki/TVTropes and not radioactive ash in part because of this film. On behalf of everyone here, thank you, Mr. Meyer.Meyer.
* At a meta level, the dates in the film place it in 1989. In real life, [[TheGreatPoliticsMessUp tensions greatly reduced between the U.S. and the Soviet Union]].


* The fact that in RealLife, this film contributed to a push on both sides of the UsefulNotes/ColdWar towards detente, ending a period where nuclear war fever was at its highest since the UsefulNotes/CubanMissileCrisis. In short -- we are here on Wiki/TVTropes and not radioactive ash in part because of this film. On behalf of everyone here, thank you, Mr. Meyer.
** No less a person than UsefulNotes/RonaldReagan made a point to thank Meyer, sending him a letter after finally making a peace treaty with Gorbachev, which read, "Don't think your movie didn't have anything to do with this...because it did."

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* The fact that in RealLife, this film contributed to a push on both sides of the UsefulNotes/ColdWar towards detente, ending a period where nuclear war fever was at its highest since the UsefulNotes/CubanMissileCrisis. In short -- we are here on Wiki/TVTropes and not radioactive ash in part because of this film. On behalf of everyone here, thank you, Mr. Meyer.
** No less a person than UsefulNotes/RonaldReagan made a point to thank Meyer, sending him a letter after finally making a peace treaty with Gorbachev, which read, "Don't think your movie didn't have anything to do with this...because it did."
Meyer.


* The fact that in RealLife, this film contributed to a push on both sides of the UsefulNotes/ColdWar towards detente, ending a period where nuclear war fever was at its highest since the CubanMissileCrisis. In short -- we are here on Wiki/TVTropes and not radioactive ash in part because of this film. On behalf of everyone here, thank you, Mr. Meyer.

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* The fact that in RealLife, this film contributed to a push on both sides of the UsefulNotes/ColdWar towards detente, ending a period where nuclear war fever was at its highest since the CubanMissileCrisis.UsefulNotes/CubanMissileCrisis. In short -- we are here on Wiki/TVTropes and not radioactive ash in part because of this film. On behalf of everyone here, thank you, Mr. Meyer.


* The fact that in RealLife, this film contributed to a push on both sides of the UsefulNotes/ColdWar towards detente, ending a period where nuclear war fever was at its highest since the CubanMissileCrisis. In short -- we are here on TVTropes and not radioactive ash in part because of this film. On behalf of everyone here, thank you, Mr. Meyer.

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* The fact that in RealLife, this film contributed to a push on both sides of the UsefulNotes/ColdWar towards detente, ending a period where nuclear war fever was at its highest since the CubanMissileCrisis. In short -- we are here on TVTropes Wiki/TVTropes and not radioactive ash in part because of this film. On behalf of everyone here, thank you, Mr. Meyer.


* Even as horrifying as nuclear war is, there are survivors. A lot of people died, and many more will succumb to disease and/or hunger, but some will survive to start over.

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* Even as horrifying as nuclear war is, there are survivors. A lot of people died, and many more will succumb to disease and/or hunger, but [[HopeSpringsEternal some will survive to start over.over]].


** No less a person than RonaldReagan made a point to thank Meyer, sending him a letter after finally making a peace treaty with Gorbachev, which read, "Don't think your movie didn't have anything to do with this...because it did."

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** No less a person than RonaldReagan UsefulNotes/RonaldReagan made a point to thank Meyer, sending him a letter after finally making a peace treaty with Gorbachev, which read, "Don't think your movie didn't have anything to do with this...because it did."


* The fact that in RealLife, this film contributed to a push on both sides of the ColdWar towards detente, ending a period where nuclear war fever was at its highest since the CubanMissileCrisis. In short -- we are here on TVTropes and not radioactive ash in part because of this film. On behalf of everyone here, thank you, Mr. Meyer.

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* The fact that in RealLife, this film contributed to a push on both sides of the ColdWar UsefulNotes/ColdWar towards detente, ending a period where nuclear war fever was at its highest since the CubanMissileCrisis. In short -- we are here on TVTropes and not radioactive ash in part because of this film. On behalf of everyone here, thank you, Mr. Meyer.


* The fact that in RealLife, this film contributed to a push on both sides of the ColdWar towards detente, ending a period where nuclear war fever was at its highest since the CubanMissileCrisis. In short -- we are here on TVTropes and not radioactive ash in part because of this film. On behalf of everyone here, thank you, Mr. Meyer.

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* The fact that in RealLife, this film contributed to a push on both sides of the ColdWar towards detente, ending a period where nuclear war fever was at its highest since the CubanMissileCrisis. In short -- we are here on TVTropes and not radioactive ash in part because of this film. On behalf of everyone here, thank you, Mr. Meyer.Meyer.
** No less a person than RonaldReagan made a point to thank Meyer, sending him a letter after finally making a peace treaty with Gorbachev, which read, "Don't think your movie didn't have anything to do with this...because it did."


* Even as horrifying as nuclear war is, there are survivors. A lot of people died, and many more will succumb to disease and/or hunger, but some will survive to start over.

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* Even as horrifying as nuclear war is, there are survivors. A lot of people died, and many more will succumb to disease and/or hunger, but some will survive to start over.over.
* The fact that in RealLife, this film contributed to a push on both sides of the ColdWar towards detente, ending a period where nuclear war fever was at its highest since the CubanMissileCrisis. In short -- we are here on TVTropes and not radioactive ash in part because of this film. On behalf of everyone here, thank you, Mr. Meyer.


* It doesn't make what has transpired any less hopeless or depressing, but the last shot of the film is [[spoiler: an act of human kindness.]]

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* It doesn't make what has transpired any less hopeless or depressing, but the last shot of the film is [[spoiler: an act of human kindness.]]]]
* Even as horrifying as nuclear war is, there are survivors. A lot of people died, and many more will succumb to disease and/or hunger, but some will survive to start over.

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