Photos from 1983: Doomsday

2019 Dungeons & Dragons tournament in Adelaide, Australia. First created in the United States in 1974, the tabletop roleplaying game had gained great popularity up until Doomsday. However, some of the American refugees who settled in what would become the ANZC brought the game with them. It became very popular for many of the young former Americans as it provided some much needed escapism, soon attracting many young Australians or New Zealanders. In the decades that followed, the revitalised fantasy RPG quickly became more mainstream, and a source of inspiration for ANZC games, comics, novels and even animated series and movies.
 


The Bruce Nuclear Generating Station near Kincardine, Ontario. Mostly complete on Doomsday, it was completed in the years after Doomsday after all of the survivor communities of Ontario finished it, with the last reactor completed in 2002. Since then, the facility has been a key facility for the survivor communities of London, Kitchener-Waterloo, Hamilton and Niagara Falls, providing the region with stable electric power and allowing the regions to begin some semblance of a recovery.
 


An ALRV streetcar being tested out at the London Locomotive Plant before delivery in 1988. A short supply of motor fuel but abundant electricity and the existence of the massive former EMD locomotive plant in London, Ontario, led to the city as rapidly as possible expanding its surface rail network after Doomsday, as well as converting buses to electric operation in order to keep the city moving. This would be highly common in the former Eastern Canada and Eastern United States, as the CLRV and ALRV streetcar designs would see wide urban transit and interurban use in order to allow people to travel.
 


Hamilton, Ontario, in the early 1990s before economic progress allowed the city's skyline to grow. Survivors from nuclear attacks on Toronto mostly headed southwest towards Kitchener-Waterloo, London, Hamilton and St. Catharines, causing the population of all of these areas to grow dramatically in 1983 and 1984, though causing many problems with housing conditions until improvements in supplies and prosperity allowed the city's conditions to dramatically improve, particularly once the Empire Corridor and the former CN and CP lines were re-established to the area in the early 1990s.
 


Peruvian gun cruiser BAP Almirante Grau, off Malibu, California, in September 1985. After the collapse of the United States, Mexico requested in the early years after Doomsday assistance from Latin American allies in exploring the coasts of United States, and this is one such mission.
 
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