Reading post 169905 in main thread: Possiblity of a total nuke war during the cold war
December 8th, 2005  
Nuclear winter would have killed off everyone not directly targetted not to mention the shear volume of fallout. There would have been low grade radiation poisoning causing a shortened life-span due to an increased incidence of cancer. Not a pleasant sort of "win".

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