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* When David first plays Global Thermonuclear War, he thinks that it's just a game. What he didn't know was that he had caused a massive OhCrap moment at NORAD, who thought that the missiles that David launched (he was "playing" as the Soviet Union) were ''real missiles'' coming from a Soviet first strike. In other words, David had almost started WorldWarIII by accident!

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* When David first plays Global Thermonuclear War, he thinks that it's just a game. What he didn't know was that he had caused a massive OhCrap moment at NORAD, who thought that the missiles that David launched (he was "playing" as the Soviet Union) were ''real missiles'' coming from a Soviet first strike. In other words, David had almost started WorldWarIII by accident!accident, because what he was actually doing was messing around with an early warning system.



* That scene where WOPR begins cycling through all of the different WorldWarIII scenarios. They all end in exactly the same as what's pictured here. No winners!

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* That scene where WOPR begins cycling through all of the different WorldWarIII scenarios. They all end in exactly the same as what's pictured here.here.. No winners!

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[[caption-width-right:350:A strange game...]]
* When David first plays Global Thermonuclear War, he thinks that it's just a game. What he didn't know was that he had caused a massive OhCrap moment at NORAD, who thought that the missiles that David launched (he was "playing" as the Soviet Union) were ''real missiles'' coming from a Soviet first strike. In other words, David had almost started WorldWarIII by accident!
* Even more of an OhCrap is when WOPR starts attempting to NukeEm by gaining access to the launch codes for the missiles.
* That scene where WOPR begins cycling through all of the different WorldWarIII scenarios. They all end in exactly the same as what's pictured here. No winners!
** '''WINNER: NONE'''

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