* Researchers based the simulation on realistic data on current nuclear war plans
* The war would start with tactical strikes but end up with attacks on key cities
* It predicts that 90 million people would be killed or injured before fallout effects
* The team hopes that the model will highlight the consequences of nuclear war
Researchers have developed a terrifying simulation that shows how an escalating nuclear war between the United States/NATO and Russia would play out.
The model — based on realistic data on nuclear force postures, targets and causality estimates — predicts that 34.1 million people would die within hours.
The catastrophic conflict would leave another 55.9 million injured — figures which do not include subsequent deaths from nuclear fallout and other effects.
In the first three hours alone, Europe would be devastated and an estimated 2.6 million people would be either killed or injured.
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Even ‘Limited’ Nuclear War Could Cause 90 Million Casualties in a Few Hours — VICE