WW3 in 1957

Discussion in 'NMA News and Information' started by Odin, Jun 21, 2004.

  1. Odin

    Odin Carbon Dated and Proud

    Apr 2, 2003
    The spanky Chris Taylor (former Fallout dev) emailed me about a little page on the internet that might be of interest to read, it's about World War 3 in 1957. Here's a snibblet:<blockquote>The year 1957 is not chosen at random. That is the year contemplated by "Dropshot," the U.S. plan for a third world war, which governed strategic thinking for the 1950s. Originally created in 1949, the plan was eventually released under the Freedom of Information Act. It was published, with commentary, in 1978 by Anthony Cave Brown in a book entitled "Dropshot." The war described by that book is the starting point for this article, though my discussion departs from it in many particulars...</blockquote>It's a really nice read for us Fallout fans, so grab a chair, your finest Whiskey and read..
    Link: World War 3 in 1957
  2. Wooz

    Wooz Vault Sweeper Admin Orderite

    May 18, 2003
    The article's author is a bit biased right-wingwise, but it's still fun to read.

    And scary, in a way.
  3. Mordineus

    Mordineus First time out of the vault

    Jun 18, 2004
    I found the article very thought provoking.. Especially when he started talking about the inevitable changes in underlying assumptions about the role of government.

    I found it deeply troubling. in several ways. In a very strange way it makes you glad that history fell out the way it did. The alternative future seemed pretty dim.
  4. Swiffness

    Swiffness First time out of the vault

    Aug 14, 2003
    I knew exactly what page you were talking about at first glance. Cool site. I especially like the World Constitution. 8)