It’s safe to say 2016 has been a somewhat tumultuous year in global politics.
Relationships between the superpowers of the U.S., Russia and China have become increasingly strained and going by Donald Trump’s latest attempts at international diplomacy over Twitter, it could deteriorate further once he takes office.
His tweet a week ago suggested increasing America’s nuclear capabilities, ‘until the world comes to its senses regarding nukes’.
The United States must greatly strengthen and expand its nuclear capability until such time as the world comes to its senses regarding nukes
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) December 22, 2016
This worrying statement arrived only hours after Russian President Vladimir Putin called for a similar strengthening of Russian nuclear forces.
Renowned scholar Noam Chomsky said their dangerous intentions could even see the Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists’ Doomsday Clock move even closer to midnight, once it’s updated early next year.
So, with escalating tensions and the possibility of World War III right around the corner, what could happen if in the worst case scenario a nuke really did drop right on our doorstep?
You can choose the location, and what type of WMD will be used in the conflict.
‘Dinosaur ending meteor’ is obviously the most terrifying and would probably wipe out the majority of the planet, but they also include an eclectic mix of intercontinental ballistic missiles.
The graphics also show exactly what areas will suffer first, second, and third degree burns in the event of a nuclear strike on any chosen location across the planet.
After a little play around, we soon realised there’d be nothing left of us if a bomb dropped on Manchester tomorrow – happy days.
To lighten the mood about your impending doom the website also cracks a few jokes, because if you don’t laugh, you’ll probably cry.
Roll on the nuclear apocalypse.