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Poll: Going nuclear


Sixty-nine years ago, at 8:15 AM, over Hiroshima, Japan, the world changed as World War Two went nuclear. A few days later, Kokura got very, very lucky and Nagasaki's luck ran out. Since that time no war has gone nuclear. It would be nice to be able to say that that will remain the case with certainty. That certainty does not exist and a nuclear strike is not outside the realm of possibility. Thus, once again, this poll:

Poll #1977910 Sitting in the back room, waiting for the big boom...

Who will break the nuclear peace, such as it is? That is, who will fire the *first* nuclear shot?

United States
1(25.0%)
Russia
0(0.0%)
United Kingdom
0(0.0%)
France
0(0.0%)
China
0(0.0%)
India
0(0.0%)
Pakistan
0(0.0%)
North Korea
1(25.0%)
Israel
0(0.0%)
Iran
0(0.0%)
Saudi Arabia
0(0.0%)
Another country
0(0.0%)
A terrorist organization
2(50.0%)
Nobody
0(0.0%)

The delivery system will be:

a ballistic missile.
1(25.0%)
a cruise missile.
0(0.0%)
a manned aircraft.
0(0.0%)
a drone aircraft.
1(25.0%)
a ship or submarine leaving a bomb in or near a port.
0(0.0%)
a truck parked and left.
2(50.0%)
a suicide bomber.
0(0.0%)
something else.
0(0.0%)
non-existent.
0(0.0%)

The result will be:

A rapid nuclear escalation to the end of the world.
0(0.0%)
A rather large, but still limited, nuclear exchange.
0(0.0%)
A dozen or so nukes will be popped.
1(25.0%)
A nuke for a nuke, and it will end with 2 or maybe 4.
0(0.0%)
Just one nuke will be popped.
2(50.0%)
Just one nuke, and it will be a fizzle (still several tons yeild).
0(0.0%)
Just one nuke, but it will be a very embarrassing complete dud.
0(0.0%)
Nothing, as nobody will start popping nukes.
1(25.0%)

Continent on which the first big mushroom will grow:

Africa
1(25.0%)
Antarctica
0(0.0%)
Asia
2(50.0%)
Australia
0(0.0%)
Europe
0(0.0%)
North America
1(25.0%)
South America
0(0.0%)
Ocean burst - above, on, or in
0(0.0%)
Not gonna happen.
0(0.0%)

Vakkotaur will be mixed up in all this...

exactly not all.
1(25.0%)
as a downwinder sheltering from fallout.
1(25.0%)
close enough to hear a rumble or see a mushroom cloud.
0(0.0%)
as part of the fallout.
0(0.0%)
accidently gave away the key to making the nuke work.
0(0.0%)
...that was no accident.
0(0.0%)
as the one who didn't tell them how to make it 'Much bigger'
0(0.0%)
He's got this huge marshmallow and a really big stick...
2(50.0%)
He will check his stockpile to make sure nothing is missing.
0(0.0%)

And when the exchange is over...

...the world will recoil in horror and try to end nukes altogether - and succeed.
0(0.0%)
...the world will recoil in horror and try to end nukes altogether - and fail.
3(75.0%)
...nothing much will change.
1(25.0%)
...it will be seen not AS bad as the warnings, and nukes will see occasional use.
0(0.0%)
...nukes will become weapons of routine.
0(0.0%)
...nukes will become weapons of routine. - And chem/bio will be seen as the poor country's counter/
0(0.0%)
...aliens will inherit a cleared up earth - after several half-lives.
0(0.0%)
...all those mythical creatures? Forecasts, really.
0(0.0%)
...nothing different since there will be no exchange.
0(0.0%)

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