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Nov 25, 2005

Map Of Nuclear Holocaust Unveiled

At an emotional new conference, Poland's newly elected government released a 1979 map depicting the Soviet Union and its Warsaw Pact allies' plans for a seven-day nuclear war in Europe.

From The Daily Telegraph:
On the map, western Europe lay beneath a chilling overlay of large red mushroom clouds: Warsaw Pact nuclear strikes, using giant warheads to compensate for their relative lack of precision.

Soviet bombs rain down on cities from northern Denmark down to Brussels, the political headquarters of Nato. Large red clouds blot out cities such as Hamburg, Frankfurt, Stuttgart, Munich and Baden Baden, Haarlem, Antwerp and Charleroi, above the Franco-Belgian border.

On the map, smaller blue mushroom clouds showed expected Nato targets - most of them relatively precise attacks - including strikes on Warsaw and Prague.