Effects of Nuclear War
A militarily plausible nuclear attack, even "limited, " could be expected to kill people and to inflict economic damage on a scale unprecetiented in American experience; a large-scale nuclear exchange would be a calamity unprecedented in human history.
- The Effects of Nuclear Weapons Compiled and edited by Samuel Glasstone and Philip J. Dolan
- Worldwide Effects of Nuclear War by U.S. Arms Control and Disarmament Agency
- The Effects of Nuclear War (3.3 Mb PDF)
A full scale nuclear exchange, lasting less than 60 minutes...could wipe out more than 300 million Americans, Europeans, and Russians, as well as untold numbers elsewhere. And the survivors - as Chairman Khrushchev warned the Communist Chinese, "the survivors would envy the dead." For they would inherit a world so devastated by explosions and poison and fire that today we cannot conceive of its horrors.