What if We Nuke a City?

Pubblicato il 13 ott 2019
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As you may have noticed, we like to blow stuff up on this channel. So when the International Red Cross approached us to collaborate on a video about nuclear weapons, we were more than excited.
Until we did the research. It turned out we were a bit oblivious off the real impact of nuclear weapons in the real world, on a real city. And especially, how helpless even the most developed nations on earth would be if an attack occurred today.
So hopefully this video demonstrates how extremely non fun a real world nuclear attack would be, without being too gruesome. This collaboration was a blast (no pun intended) and we want to say a huge thank you to the International Red Cross!
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  • As you may have noticed, we like to blow stuff up on this channel. So when the International Red Cross approached us to collaborate on a video about nuclear weapons, we were more than excited. Until we did the research. It turned out we were a bit oblivious off the real impact of nuclear weapons in the real world, on a real city. And especially, how helpless even the most developed nations on earth would be if an attack occurred today. This collaboration was a blast (no pun intended) and we want to say a huge thank you to the International Red Cross! Please check out www.notonukes.org to learn more about nuclear weapons and what you can do to stop them.

    • We just going to ignore the fact that nuclear weapons are the only thing that kept world war 3 from starting between the US and USSR in the 1950's? Or that they are the only thing to this day that allows the baltic republics to sleep at night knowing that russia wont steam roll them? That without them casualties in Pakistan and india would be 10's or hundreds of thousands higher? What the border war between china and russia in 1969 that never escalated becuase nukes kept them in check? Mutually assured destruction works. Nukes may well end humanity if they are ever used but so far they are a blessing. Because no matter how crazy the world leader, they dont want the world to end. That means that they dont dare go to war. Not as long as we have nukes. I'm ok with that.

    • Ok

    • Vice made a video called "How to Buy Nukes on the Black Market". were Shane Smith goes to Bulgaria (a super capitalist country in south east europ) and talks to a guys selling them. mutual assured destruction is stopping goverments from dropping nuclear bombs on each others. what is stopping a school shooter from getting a really big weapon in Bulgaria? i have a hard time seeing how signing this, is making anything safer. Nice vidio tho :)

    • You censor out what I say. I speak the truth. We fry out wasp nests because wasps sting our children in our schools. Japanese weren’t wasps. But wasps didn’t butcher over 30 million innocent women children babies. Japanese soldiers did. And they came from THAT nest in Hiroshima. Hiroshima was the headquarters of Japanese Southern Army. They implanted their military base amidst a city. The Japanese used their own civilians as human shields and cannon fodder. In August 1945, the Japanese still brutally enslaved almost all of Asia. We can’t let the enemy kill millions more people. Fry the nest and win the war. As simple as that. Japanese soldiers said killing my family was like killing insects. Americans returned the favor with equal disinterest when they incinerated their nests.

    • You missed the real ultimate consequences... that city was surrounded by three nuclear power plants and each of them and all of their spent fuel pools are now in full meltdown sending up enormous clouds of radiation throughout the entire world...

  • "Five years ago, I lost 30,000 men in the blink of an eye. And the world just fuckin' watched." -General Shepherd.

  • You are Israel, a nation surrounded by countries that would love nothing more than to see you and every citizen within your country absolutely destroyed. The only thing that keeps your enemies at bay is the threat of nuclear retaliation. Now Kurzgesagt says you should get rid of your weapons because, despite never having used them yet, they /might/ be used later, and anyone they're used on would suffer horribly, though this doesn't take chemical weapons, which can be just as bad, into account, and you have no reason to believe that anyone else would do the same or even just build more later, you're told that this is the only solution. What is your response? Yes, a nuke would suck; people would suffer, but they're not unique. The only response we have for it is to prevent it from happening by having weapons on both sides. Even the most radical leader won't launch a nuke if their country can be completely destroyed in response. We're not on a hair trigger anymore. It's a possibility, but unlikely.

  • Me: watches this vid FBI: puts me on the watchlist

  • We shouldn’t remove all nuclear weapons they may have other uses and as strange as this sounds they have stopped many possible wars.

  • Something called mutually insured destruction has stopped this from happening because everyone’s scared of the same thing.

  • Nuclear bombs are bad, but that doesn't mean we should get rid of them. I know that there could be a chance that nuclear warfare could happen, but because of that possibility it's less likely that there will even be a world war. Fear can take over even the most powerful of governments, and so like the Cold War there might be tension, but possibly no big war. What we must do to lessen the tension is to try to make peace and not be stubborn, same goes for our enemies. But this doesn't mean we should look like the underdog, because that encourages the enemy to try to control us instead. So in summary, what we should really do is work things out with our enemies and try to control the situation. Find the solution to the problem and be mature by being the big brother.

  • do a video on thermalpulse im a science geek but never heard of that befo

  • Shit like this legitimately makes me want to ugly cry out of both fear and abject sadness.

  • "this isn't about city stacks of TNT." Minecraft Players: :(

  • What kind of music is that in the background of this video? It's really sinister and i'd like to find more.

  • Что, капиталисты, боитесь? Вот, Вова гуманист уйдёт , мы вас в пепел радиоактивный закатаем.

  • Watch the movie 'Threads'.

  • I’m more of a visual learner

  • The Story of Hiroshima in a nutshell

  • Uh, Hiroshima happens.

  • How did the Japanese think this was a "freak" accident?

    • those nukes were much weaker, but if anyone realised it was an airburst it would've been more obvious. the closest recorded survivor was 180 metres from ground zero in a basement, and one third of the people inside the strong building did not die instantly, because the fireball did not hit the ground, and you could've survived in an underground bunker because no kilometre - deep crater.

  • Please let the city be Miami.

  • О

  • I hope all americans are proud of their work in hiroshima and nagasaki

    • Yeah, bc we would have had to do a ground invasion... it would make normandy look like a joke

  • Sorry it was a misclick.

  • General Atomics PSA - Nuclear blast and you. Brought to you by our sponsor - Nuka Cola

  • От мертвого осла уши, а не наши ракеты. Пока они есть, вы ссытесь к нам лезть. Уберите базы со всего мира и потопите авианосцы, и тогда может поговорим.

  • Unfortunately this only works if everyone that could make nukes joins the pact and no one ever breaks the pact. Which is statistically implausible.

  • Why are there so many on there nuke city videos getting recommend to me?

  • Timefall 5:09

  • I from Russia

  • Nuclear war is a double-edged sword and a horrifiying way to suicide.The person you shoot dies and you also die for the fallout it creates.The best way is to *NEVER FUCKİNG EVER* let nuclear weapons exist in the universe.

  • What if a country says no

    • That's called surrender, most normal people dont do that

  • Hah, NW is the only thing, that is keeping aggressive countries such as USA from trampling others. That's why it will always be sought upon.

    • That's called MAD, am US can confirm

  • Хорошая попытка сша! НО... нет... )))

  • Watch Chernobyl series on HBO it's soo Amazing Documentary about Nuclear disaster

  • 𝚆𝚎𝚕𝚕... 𝙸𝚏 𝚢𝚘𝚞 𝚗𝚞𝚔𝚎𝚍 𝚊 𝚌𝚒𝚝𝚢, 𝚢𝚘𝚞 𝚠𝚘𝚞𝚕𝚍 𝚓𝚞𝚜𝚝 𝚑𝚊𝚟𝚎 𝚊 𝚛𝚎𝚊𝚕 𝚕𝚒𝚏𝚎 𝙲𝙾𝙳 𝚖𝚊𝚙.

  • Жители Ирака, Сирии, Ливии, Афганистана... помнят тебя- американец ))

  • Sees title... "hmm, yeah, what if?"

  • the great mushroom war

  • Так это американцам то лучше знать, потому что только они бросили бомбы на Хиросиму и Нагасаки! Больше никто в Мире не применял ядерное оружие.

  • Only russians proudly talking via government mass media about converting world to "Radioactive ash". Such a stupid behavior.

  • 2:38 *Horekens*

  • Nuke Iran!

  • We need nukes during alien invasion tho and tell them dont mess up with humans

  • Be realistic: Russia and China will never agree to willfully give up something that gives them parity with the West. They already misbehave even though they are militarily behind, imagine how they would act if the Western nuclear nations eliminated their weapons and they still had a few? (Because any rational person who even halfway follows the actions of those two regimes would know that they would never actually disarm, even if they publicly claimed to do so).

  • haha damn he said "tacky" statues

  • So scary

  • The amount of damage 1 nuke creates and humans created it!😧

  • Enemy: sends nuke to city City: is destroyed Enemy: *this does put a smile on my face*

  • When I saw the title I thought you might be suggesting something.

  • remember that this is what the USA did to nagasaki and hiroshima, two cities in japan, this is not theoretical this has already happened

  • Ahem...USA already did it...twice...

  • Red crescent was all I needed to hear.

  • Nobody: Kurzgesagt : what if we nuke a city

  • Short answer: they die

  • I came to see birds and I see humans ...

  • I love nuke city

  • lol the southern hemisphere has no nukes

  • I love pie in the sky thinking. If we all just get rid of our nukes then we will all be safe!! Wooo. While we are at it.. We all stop committing crimes then we won't need the police. We can promise that everyone will be nice and never violent again. That way we can get rid of all guns. Makes perfect sense. I can't wait to taste that sky pie.

  • Dude, we have nuked 2 Cities Some of us are regretting it But THIRD?! You're insane!!

  • So painful to watch at this suffering and destruction. I cried, no jokes.

  • Is this what The Red Cross is doing with the money they get? Creating PSAs reminding the average IT-tvs viewer that nuking cities is bad?

  • *Kurzgesagt* : prepare for trouble *USA* : and make it double