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Questions tagged [nuclear-winter]

This tag should be used for questions about the aftermath of using [nuclear-weapons] in your fictional universe.

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Realistic mutated animals in a post-nuclear Earth?

In my world it is established that when the nuclear war started, many of the world's creatures died off. And those that didn't die-off from the radiation and cold, became different. Only humans (or ...
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After a major nuclear war/disaster, how much radiation would remain after ~300 years?

The setting for my story is a post-post-apocalyptic Earth. There was a nuclear war (and several related nuclear disasters due to power plants being either targeted or neglected), and it's already been ...
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How big would the AoE/destruction of a nuke 72 times smaller than normal be assuming it still works at that scale?

I had the idea of a nuke that is scaled down for roughly 1 inch tall cockroaches. Why would they make one at all? Because it sounds cool. Would it effect them since they are roaches? Probably not. ...
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