Top 10 Times The World Almost Ended

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6. 1969 & 1972

1969 & 1972

The war between China and France proved that they were as capable of destruction, as were U.S.A and soviet. U.S.A and soviet were done messing around with the treaties. At this point of time people realized the importance of a world peace organization which was the only way in which this world could be saved. So United Nations was formed and every country joined. Every country except India, Pakistan and Israel. The Americans and Soviets agreed to the Salt Agreement, which saw both sides, freezing nuclear arms production, with an option for missiles being made for submarines as long as they destroyed one missile for each new one they made.


7. 1968


Things again started to worsen, this time not because of U.S. and Soviet but because of the strained relations between other countries like India and Pakistan, Isreal and Egypt, America and Vietnam. If this was not all China and France also engaged in a war. This time there was no LIMITED TEST BAN TREATY to stop the war. This further increased the tensions between U.S.A. and soviet as they were not able to put a rest to these fights. This was again a time of doom for the world.


8. 1960-63


As happens with every fight arising due to ego, this fight also ended with a realization that this fight was not doing good to both the side. They soon realized that they were not fighting against each other, but against mother nature. So both the sides decided to end the war and signed THE LIMITED TEST BAN TREATY. It was decided that they were not going to detonate the nuclear missiles unless it was most necessary to prevent the world from harmful radiations.


9. 1953


In 1953, six years after the doomsday clock, the soviet union ignited its first nuclear bomb and then started a terrible arm race. The U.S. and Soviet Union both were exploding bombs as a show of their powers. They were fighting like teenaged kids about who was more powerful. At that time they did not realize that they held the triggers to end life on the whole planet. Thankfully this blood war ended soon.


10. 1945-47


In the 1945, a bomb so powerful as to destroy the whole world was designed by U.S.A. this bomb was named as the atom bomb. The bomb was so destructive that it claimed the life of hundreds and thousand and vanished cities from the map of Japan. The impact of the bomb was not restricted to a day or two, but took lives even after months. That was the time the world realized that the so called “superpowers” had the powers to destroy the whole world. The Doomsday Clock was born in the hopes that the world might realize just how close we were to absolute destruction, and it was set to a terrifying seven minutes to midnight.

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