Re: [alternate-history] Nuclear war in 1968?
>From: Thomas Roche <tertullianus_2000@...>Nobody ever said launch. Put a nuke in the cargo hold, send the ship into
>They could go that route once, hit one city with it,
>probably, after which time the US nuke force would
>wipe them off of the map, and they would never get any
>other ship close enough to launch.
the harbors of, say, 20 coastal cities, and there you are.
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- In this era, they would have been almost literally
bombed back into the stone age without the ability to
respond in kind. Probably still true today.
--- Henrik Krog <krigermis@...> wrote:
> >From: Thomas Roche <tertullianus_2000@...>
> >It would still have been long odds that they could
> >have pulled this off with anything like 20 cities
> >1968, but even then, they would have had to have
> >it to something like 200 cities, to 'win',
> >an America that felt like post-Pearl Harbor on
> >steroids would have eliminated China's
> >'overpopulation' problem for about the next 200
> The maoist approach was that China could afford
> losing several hundred
> million people and still come out on top.
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