That wasn't the question, but I appreciate your foresight.
I guess my question was unclear. Could you survive a post nuclear attacked America? I am not asking if you would survive the blast. what I am referring to is a complete breakdown of security and our way of life for a short or long period of time.
Unless they're making a super-bomb the size of the Moon, chances are you'll survive if you don't live within 5 miles of the missiles' target areas. Since I live in the middle of nowhere, I'll be fine.
This is, of course, assuming that North Korea is even telling the truth about its missile tests. lol North Korea
The survivability of a nuclear blast is pretty much next to nil. A five-mile radius away from Ground Zero might reduce the searing heat that has already incinerated other people but rest assured the radiation extending beyond 5 miles will most certainly kill you.
I cannot conceive one nuclear blast on any country that has nuclear capabilities as being the only missile fired. That one nuclear blast will inevitably trigger a cascade of nuclear weapons being fired. Prepared to meet the stone age.
Even if NK does manage to launch one, we have been practicing for that since the 1950s with the Russians and the Chinese.
They knew (know) the only chance they had was to launch attacks ala Missile Command, fire so many we couldn't stop all of them.
NK lobs ONE at us?
They'll be lucky if it doesn't detonate right over their own heads as soon as it is launched courtesy of a "Private Fishing Boat" off the coast, or a "Weather Satellite" in Earth orbit armed with Anti-ballistic missiles.
Yeah I know that really doesn't answer the original question, but I'm trying to figure out who could attack us with out the old Mutual assured destruction thing.
Well Dennis Rodman should have stayed away. Its strange that they should make this announcement right after his visit!
If I thought the best representative for the US was Dennis Rodman, I'd want to nuke us too.
Melissa, great repartee, spot on. But on a more serious note, if North Korea decides to nuke the United States, they will first of all dismantle the bigger industrial and commercial centers such as Washington D.C. and New York City as these cities are the centers of government and commerce. When these cities are nuked, basically the governmental and economic systems will be destroyed. As a result of this, those who survive will have no choice but to revert to a basic survivalist environment. Some societies will develop self-government and altruism regarding their fellow humans whereas others will develop more of a ME and SURVIVAL AT ALL COSTS mentality where the strongest will take all.
Their needs to be a "like" button for comments like that!
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