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Threat of nuclear wipeout - a debate
Dec 15, 2016, 09:52
A cheery topic for a Thursday.

I was attempting (badly) to articulate the point that growing up in the late 70's/early 80's the threat of impending (potential) nuclear devastation was at it's peak, to the point where it features largely in popular culture, Threads, FB3, Nena(!). All the more so as we lived fairly close to NATO strike command in High Wycombe

My dad was saying "nonsense I remember the Bay of Pigs". Now I wasn't there but the spectre of Armageddon doesn't seem to loom that large over the 60's scene? Protest as it was seemed more about conventional conflicts Vietnam etc than anti-nuclear?

Maybe I'm doing that generational thing of imagining my era to be taking the brunt but I still feel that the nuclear tension from 77-ish (Afghanistan) to Gorbachov was at its height? Be interested if anyone can set me right on this?

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