Will Russia Start a Nuclear War?

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The possibility of the world breaking out into a nuclear war has been an ever present fear that has lived rent free in the minds of the global population ever since the United States detonated two atomic bombs, over the Japanese cities of Hiroshima and Nagasaki on 6 and 9 August 1945.

Since that moment, there have been at least 16 well documented nuclear close calls, not including the many lost nukes dues to accidents, with the most famous being the 35 days of fear, paranoia, and brinkmanship that would come to be known as the Cuban Missile Crisis or the 1983 story of Stanislav Petrov, a lieutenant colonel of the Soviet Air Defence Forces who would become known as ‘The Man Who Saved the World’.

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