Discussion in 'Alternate History Discussion: After 1900' started by Gen_Patton, Oct 10, 2011.
I love both, actually. Rock & Rye too.
Sad news today: one of the stars of @DrakonFin's Land of Sad Songs, Matti Nykanen, died.
He lived longer than in the TL, at least... But then we can say that about the vast majority of people in many countries, anyway.
Come to think of it, might be worth to write an attendum about Matti's exploits after the Exchange one of these days. A tragicomedy of sorts. After all, to quote him personally, "life is the best time a human being has".
Don't forget, "every chance is an opportunity".
Came across this fake EBS video on youtube and immediately thought of this thread/series.
Here's another story idea:
Title: Last Days of the Warriors
Setting: Coney Island, New York
Description: Based on the movie The Warriors (1979), the members of the gang The Warriors are going about their day-to-day lives. However, events in the world at large begin to intrude on the Warriors. As February 21st approaches, can Swan lead the Warriors (and their friends and families, if they have any) to safety, and, to quote a tagline from a famous 1970s movie (points to whoever guesses it): Who will survive and what will be left of them?
Texas Chainsaw Massacre
To quote Phil Hartman as Ed McMahon: You are correct, sir!!!
Out of curiosity, does anyone have a general idea of how many warheads hit the US during the Exchange?
I think I may have done a thread at some point on that, or trying to figure that out. If not just somewhere in here. I know I did one on New York State with a map.
Title: Where Good Things Grow: Protect and Survive Ontario
Setting: Ontario, Canada
Description: In the early 1980s, Ontario was a province that was generally doing well. It had a large population, strong manufacturing and agricultural industries, and vibrant cities. All in all, it looked like Ontario had a bright future ahead. The 1984 Nuclear Exchange changed that. Follow Ontarians as they struggle to deal with the aftermath of the Exchange.
Nuclear attacks in Ontario, February 21st, 1984
Ottawa (three 750 KT airbursts, over Parliament Hill, CFB Uplands, NDHQ)
CFB Petawawa (one 500 KT airburst over barracks)
CFB Trenton (one 500 KT airburst over main airfield)
CFS Carp (one 1 MT groundburst at bunker)
CFS Falconbridge (one 500 KT airburst over radar station)
CFS Lowther (one 500 KT airburst over radar station)
Bruce Nuclear Plant (one 500 KT groundburst at main reactor complex)
Toronto (three 750 KT airbursts over downtown, CFB Downsview, Pearson airport)
Hamilton (two 500 KT airbursts over downtown and airport)
London (two 500 KT airburst over downtown and airport)
Mississauga (one 500 KT airburst over downtown)
Sarnia (one 500 KT airburst over chemical plant)
Oshawa (one 500 KT airburst over GM plant)
Windsor (one 500 KT airburst over downtown)
The airport ones might be groundbursts, if we go by what @wolverinethad did in his own story...
Found my NYS map.
Liking the list, @redrobin65! (Particularly because Kingston got spared!) One question, though - wouldn't CFB North Bay (and the alternate NORAD complex located there) merit an SS-18 Mod 3 or two?
It does merit a few warheads, I'll edit it later.
I used the Amazon loophole to get the Kindle edition of Peter Hennessy's The Secret State: Preparing For The Worst 1945-2010. It is equal parts riveting and frightening, with the occasional dashes of black humour involved. Definitely worth a read if you can get it, as it's clear just how much the content drove the details of this universe.
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