Nuclear Warfare

Atomic warfare
- politico-military strategy which nuclear weaponry (detonated on opponent)

Considered existential risk for civilization on Earth

Nuclear exchange
- large destructive in range
- large extent of damage
- long-term effects
— primarily radiation contamination
— atmospheric pollution (nuclear winter)

World War II
- First, and to date only, nuclear war
- United States atomic bombs (Allied forces)
- Hiroshima and Nagasaki, Japan (Axis opponent)

Contemporary (Soviet Union collapse and post-Cold War)
- Superpowers nuclear war threat receded
- Prevention of localized nuclear conflicts (nuclear proliferation)
- Nuclear terrorism.

Nuclear weapons

- See: Weapon

See also

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