Could Russia Survive a Nuclear Attack?

Raymond, Ellsworth
November 1977
National Review;11/25/1977, Vol. 29 Issue 46, p1363
The article focuses on the possible implications if there is a nuclear war between the U.S. and the Soviet Union. In the event of a nuclear war, the Soviet Union would suffer smaller bombing losses because of its vast territory and dispersed industry and population. But cities in the Soviet Union are small in land area, that is, about half the size of American cities with equal populations. It is estimated that many more people would be killed by one hydrogen bomb hitting a city in the Soviet Union, than by one bomb hitting New York.


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