Photos from 1983: Doomsday

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  1. Gillan1220 Gillan, God Emperor of Craft Cafe Bar

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    U.S. President Ronald Reagan meets with Afghan Mujahideen leaders at the Oval Office, The White House, Washington, D.C. on February 3, 1983 (a mere 7 months from Doomsday). During the Soviet Invasion of Afghanistan from 1979-83, the United States, the United Kingdom, West Germany, Pakistan, the People's Republic of China, Saudi Arabia, and Iran funded, armed, and trained the mujahideed fighters to combat the Soviet Army. It is stated that the Soviet-Afghan War is one of the first case of deteriorating East-West relations that finally lead to Doomsday.
     
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    Skyline of Lower Manhattan seen from Lover's Lane in New Jersey. Photograph taken months before Doomsday.
     
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    Minuteman II ICBM launching from a silo in North Dakota towards the USSR on the evening of September 25, 1983.
     
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    A soldier belonging to the Philippine Army with a foliage camouflage on the look out for rogue New People's Army cells, February 1, 2003.

    Note: This is an OTL pic taken during The War on Terror here in the Philippines around 2003-2004.
     
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    Cuban and MPLA soldiers engaging the FNLA on October 14, 1983. The Angolan Civil War continued on despite Doomsday.
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    FNLA trying out a captured DShk heavy machine gun.
     
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    Two Israeli Air Force F-16s patrolling the skies the day after Doomsday, c. September 27, 1983.
     
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    Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela, a popular figure in South Africa for his stance against the Aparatheid. Mandela was still in prison when Doomsday occurred though South Africa was spared of any nuclear attacks, however, his supporters took advantage of the chaos in South Africa and released him from prison. Unfortunately the impact and celebrations for Mandela would be short lived as the activists was killed in a South African air raid in 1984.
     
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    Vladimir Putin in a KGB uniform as of 1980. After training, he worked in the Second Chief Directorate (counter-intelligence), before he was transferred to the First Chief Directorate, where he monitored foreigners and consular officials in Leningrad. He was killed when Leningrad went up in smoke on the early hours of September 26, 1983.
     
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    Concept art of what the 1984 Summer Olympics in Los Angeles would have looked like. Doomsday prevented the upcoming Summer Olympics and several other games from happening up until the Olympic Games was reestablished in the 21st century.
     
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    Can you give me pictures of how Leningrad would have been like in this timeline?
     
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    An RV convoy making camp a few weeks after Doomsday
     
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    Request from @ghappy1000

    Photos of how Leningrad looked like in the 1980s. Some photos taken in 1970s which would more or less be the same.
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    The nuclear blast that destroyed Miami seen from Nassau, Bahamas.
     
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    Image of Pablo Escobar and his son in front of the White House in 1981. The leader of the Medellin Cartel was on the rise at the time of Doomsday and when it occurred, he lost his customers in the United States. Escobar continues to supply drugs to neighboring surviving states.
     
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    A group of Finnish scientists surveying one of the impact craters on the former site of St. Petersburg/Leningrad. According to the WCRB the area was bombarded by American ICBMs leaving little trace of the once great city behind.
     
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    The radiation levels will be deadly
     
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    It would be a fair few thousand years before those folk went that close
     
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    ANZUS ORDER 001/1984
    "Final Gathering Order" (Part 1)

    Besides the top priority of giving food and medical supplies to the population, national security became the main focus for the governments of Australia, New Zealand and the United States. Thus, in order to avoid future threats by third parties utilizing the superior U.S. military technology, the ANZUS defense pact between the United States, Australia and New Zealand was modified and extended.

    The most important part of the agreement is the decision that all remains of the ground, air and naval forces of the U.S. and NATO member states are immediately placed under corporate ANZUS command.

    On June 1, 1984, the ANZUS Order 001/1984 was given by the joint ANZUS Head Command set up in Brisbane. This order — today famous as the “Final Gathering” Order — was sent to all units under US command, including those assigned to NATO command. As a result, any allied NATO units were welcome to accompany them to Australian waters. The order required all units capable to do so to set course for Australian, New Zealand and Hawaiian territory, otherwise all surviving units in defined geographical areas were routed to the nearest suitable gathering point to which ANZUS supply convoys were sent.
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    This thread shows the surviving U.S. Navy warships that responded to it.

    Aircraft carriers: USS Carl Vinson (CVN-70) [already posted here]
    Cruisers (Nuclear-powered) (2):
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    USS Texas (CGN-39)
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    USS Virginia (CGN-38)

    Destroyers (5):
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    USS Spruance (DD-963)
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    USS Paul F. Foster (DD-964)
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    USS Kinkaid (DD-965)
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    USS Hewitt (DD-966)
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    USS Elliot (DD-967)
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    USS Lawrence (DDG-4)
     
  20. terranova210486 Well-Known Member

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    That's true.