What if We Nuke a City?

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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.
GDRLouie Hace 11 días
Jeppe Wammen Baggesgaard
Jeppe Wammen Baggesgaard Hace 17 días
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 :)
J M Hace 29 días
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.
Meop79 Hace un mes
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...
The Two Garcia’s
The Two Garcia’s Hace un mes
@o oof no..
Amel Bjelosevic
Amel Bjelosevic Hace 3 minutos
I would like to be in this plasma thingy-ma-jig cause i hate french lessons
Fuzzy Duo
Fuzzy Duo Hace 4 minutos
yeah good luck getting rid of nukes. The ones with them would be fucking insane to lose them because it's a guarantee that one of it's enemies WILL keep a few hidden and ready for a power grab when there's no defence against them. Asking to have them all dismantled is childish and stupid, Pandora's box has been opened & what's inside is free, closing the box now doesn't help.
qwer 1234!
qwer 1234! Hace 8 minutos
RIP South Koreans
Sam Wills
Sam Wills Hace 20 minutos
Just how stupid is Kurzgesagt? Denuclearization? Do you think you can actually trust nations like Russia, Pakistan or North Korea? All 3 are very corrupt. If they can't run their country without obvious corruption how could you possibly trust them when they say "We got rid of them." Do you realize how easy it is to hide them? Satellites are great for surveillance but they have a small limitation: Clouds and that little thing called night. This was a great video until you mentioned denuclearization!
Technicolor Mischief-Maker
Technicolor Mischief-Maker Hace 37 minutos
My immediate response to this is that the League of Nations tried a very similar approach with scaling back militaries all over the world, prior to World War II. Hitler went on to expand Germany’s military in the years follow, and while the other nations protested, they were largely powerless to stop him at the outset due to the fact that none of them had the necessary manpower to fight him. The problem isn’t the third-world superpowers with a slew of nukes and the sensibility to not actually use them. The problem is that ONE subset of people that will wait until everyone else has stood down, and then strike out at the world when its at its most vulnerable. Trusting monsters and zealots to obey the laws established by their mortal enemies a great way to realize this horrible possibility within the span of a decade. Has the United Nations learned nothing from the failures of their predecessor?
Dragon Fire
Dragon Fire Hace un hora
U realise this has been done *TWICE*
Bowstick Hace un hora
People who were in the fireball radius are ironically the luckiest, no pain, trauma, just instant nothingness
Cynthia Rajbhandari
Cynthia Rajbhandari Hace un hora
No one: Literally not a single soul: Kurzgesagt: Lets nuke a city!
The Write In President
The Write In President Hace 2 horas
Commander..., why does The Machine known as The EDISON in Santa Barbara CALIFORNIA USA with its underground Cities......., and Tunnels......, and D.U.M.B.S. not just do A {{{Hydrogen Attack}}} and be done with it??? For whatever reason....., the GOLEM Gargoyle Ghouls seems to rather want to {Trick and Treat us} / * \ into murdering one another [rather then] +=+ allowing we of Pak-Toe to ESTABLISH OUR WORLD REPUBLIC CONSTITUTION... In this, they will use them Trillion Watt Lazers / Sun Shields / Spray the Skie with Alchemy in their FREE MASON {Witches Cauldron} [{**}] of Warlocks and Monsters to make us as Miserable as [all that can be] before allowing us to Die a Quick....., and Painless Death!!! Since their goal is to CEASE TO EXIST...., then {THEY LIVE} need us Human Avatar {Biological Temples} [{*}] to build these Synthetic Inanimate Titanic [5G Death Machines] as we are hit with the FULL SPECTRUM of every known {deadly microwave oven} ever made all at once!!! For reasons that [we think] are inane..., the Trumps and Obama and Popes and Joel Olsteens of the world whom are GOLEM and CLONES {of what they once were} will not STOP.., and those who do not [take matters] into their own hands to {disable and hack} and shoot these 5G Death Rays shall pay a miserable time where {for months} we will wish to die just as the Book of Revelation speaks., and [we will watch] our moms and dads, elders and children, lovers and friends {die of horrors} never before known to any of us Spirits - Souls - Persons... It is all so easy {to put an end to this} by just Unplugging the TV SETS - The S.M.A.R.T. Phones, and putting nonmason [in control of all] United Nations Governments...., so my nonmason will you {do something} to end the High Treason - Sedition - Traitors [whom attend] them FREE MASON Satanic Lodges where you live??? The Commander~ [///|||\\]
Wow, this honestly really scared me. My dad is an air force pilot and flies the plane at 7:05 called a B2. While he has never dropped a bomb on a human, he has dropped many on testing sites and regularly tests new bombs and equipment. This video has really brought to light the danger of having nuclear weapons, however the problem is that in order to keep our country safe we need to have nuclear weapons so that other countries won't attack us. Our world is such a mess......
Soldier Pro333
Soldier Pro333 Hace 2 horas
Him: The explosion is hotter than the sun Me: confused screaming
Isai Mora
Isai Mora Hace 2 horas
All the ones joking about japan here in the comments fuck y’all heartless inmoral bastards
Antares Hace 2 horas
Two-thirds of countries agreed on prohibition of nuclear weapons. Countries that possess nuclear weapons are none of those.
Sebastian Unterberg
Sebastian Unterberg Hace 2 horas
8.7K dislikes against nukes? Wuaaat on Earth?!
Paranoid Mailman
Paranoid Mailman Hace 3 horas
Let's ask Japan.
Meep Moop
Meep Moop Hace 3 horas
Prove it irl lel
Augustus Hace 3 horas
“Several months ago, a foreign policy expert on the international level went to advise Donald Trump. And three times [Trump] asked about the use of nuclear weapons. Three times he asked at one point if we had them why can’t we use them,” Scarborough said on his “Morning Joe” program.
Three name changes are allowed in a 90-day period.
Three name changes are allowed in a 90-day period. Hace 3 horas
Japan: Hey, I've seen this one
Terence Brown
Terence Brown Hace 3 horas
Yes. 2/3 voted not to make any more. But guess what? They all are still building them behind closed doors.
quadzilla60 Hace 4 horas
Ide want to be at ground zero tbh, boom and done i turn into vapor, ide hate to be far enough away to be severly burned and die a slow painful death, or ide want to be several hundred miles away.
Mario Maniac
Mario Maniac Hace 4 horas
"like every natural disaster at once" Tossing power of a tornado, winds of a hurricane, can reduce buildings to dust from sheer force alone much like an earthquake, and Heat and smoke like the worst volcanic eruptions of history.
Solomon lopez
Solomon lopez Hace 5 horas
*Recommend for you*
AzKat Hace 5 horas
First time nothing will happen, but then the 2nd time Anime and Hentai will be created. And this world needs more anime and hentai, it's the future, whether you like it or not.
Artur Galstyan
Artur Galstyan Hace 5 horas
You should make one of these for the consequences of climate change. Maybe something like: "A day in 2050" where you show the effects of climate change
Th3r3alfuzzball 95
Th3r3alfuzzball 95 Hace 5 horas
As bad as they are nukes prevent a ground war between larger countries
CAMANON 037 Hace 6 horas
If every country shoots nukes on anothers and all of the humans died (and almost all the animals,plants) (just i think) the evolution will restart and the eart can be a better place! Without smog,trash...
ineedasteambadgekthx Hace 6 horas
i'll tell you what happens, the country whose city that is creates a new art genre and then ppl who watch cartoons with that art in it are thus hated by half the world, also someone decides to make porn of it
Derpy Deadpool ツ
Derpy Deadpool ツ Hace 6 horas
just ask Hiroshima
Real Fine Pork
Real Fine Pork Hace 6 horas
Would love to see NYC or LA get nuked (in Suprremacy)
Soula Raoul
Soula Raoul Hace 7 horas
interesting timing
劉韋綸 Hace 7 horas
Some might say that nuking Japan was bad, but if they hadn't do that more and more innocent people would die in the very cruel way.
J4nis05 Hace 7 horas
Here in switzerland they once gave everyone some kind of nuclear treatment pills in case of a meltdown( i think)
PitchBlackYeti Hace 8 horas
I'm getting flashbacks of "When the wind blows" :( Terrifying.
Miguel Vieira
Miguel Vieira Hace 8 horas
The timing couldn't be more perfect. Now we can all prepare for what's going to happen in 2020. Anyway, why using Nuclear Weapons or anything of sorts? What, Armies are now a bunch of cowards to not fight one on one? Mano a mano?! Gun vs Rifle?! Only cowards search for the easy way out. Nukes and for what? And tell me, what are you going to do once the enemy was obliterated by one of your bombs? You're going to annex the land? Good luck avoiding the constant civil war. You obliterated the people of the land you annexed without mercy, you expect that the survivors just stay quiet and continue living as normal? HOW?! You took the "living as normal" part away from them! Imagine if it was your family, World Leaders! What wold YOU do if you we're in their position? Exactly! The same goes for me, i wold do the same, continue to resist. We wouldn't have NOTHING to lose, literally, NOTHING! Nuclear Weapons shouldn't be destroyed, but worked as a means to defend against an alien invasion or something similar. The time for Warfare must come to an end, or the time of Mankind will. Get this in your tiny pea sized brain... You need a college degree or some sort of knowleadge to be a Leader, then use your brain to think ahead, not on the moment. Alien threat is much more important to handle than Human. Do what's right and not what compels you. This is a warning. *"He who warns you, your friend he is."* - Popular Portuguese proverb.
Teh _Durgenburn
Teh _Durgenburn Hace 9 horas
Nuclear war isn’t war its genocide
Mazen Ziko
Mazen Ziko Hace 9 horas
When are you going to make a video about dinosaurs
KWFun Channel
KWFun Channel Hace 10 horas
So...going back to swords and fists in wars?
Brian Hace 11 horas
But... but would memes still exist ?
Commander Rockwell
Commander Rockwell Hace 11 horas
I’ve always wanted to try this.... But I have a dilemma. I can’t decide whether to do it to Jerusalem, or Mecca. And it’s a terrible shame I can’t have it detonate in DC, Jew York City, L.A., San Francisco, Detroit, Chicago... ugh, so hard to pick!
Edwin Choo
Edwin Choo Hace 11 horas
Death stranding ...
ヅdoo. szczurek
ヅdoo. szczurek Hace 12 horas
all of terrorists who make plans of detonate that A-bomb in Manhattan now be to crying more tears of laughter - listening about this nuclear-disarmament
MAN IN RED Hace 13 horas
Selektive Wahrnehmung
Selektive Wahrnehmung Hace 13 horas
What happen by a subterranean nuke like by Ground Zero on 9/11?
D D Hace 13 horas
You said 'nuclear wapon' is a RDS-22?
JaguarFiend Hace 14 horas
Want to feel real dread and despair? Watch "The Day After" (1983). It's free here on youtube. It's anecdotally credited as being a contributing force to end of the cold war.
Robert Flask
Robert Flask Hace 14 horas
Lol, "what you can do about them". North Korea...good luck.
Crazy 2-1 ILZ
Crazy 2-1 ILZ Hace 15 horas
If we nuke a city? Than thousands of people will die do we really need to question this
CharizardCommander Hace 15 horas
Fear not, citizens. For Vault Tec hears your worries and concerns about nuclear bombs and can offer you a bright new future underground!
Chilly boi
Chilly boi Hace 15 horas
America already made this video twice smh
Kevin Seo
Kevin Seo Hace 16 horas
Next up: What if we mass murdered everyone? Is it possible to get away with it?
Dr. Nota
Dr. Nota Hace 17 horas
"Fire drill, what would happen if a nuke just hit? Would you say bye to your family? Would you post about it?"
Warrior of the Light
Warrior of the Light Hace 17 horas
Bomb it! Now!
Ayush Tiwari
Ayush Tiwari Hace 18 horas
The author hasn;t mentioned the yield of nuclear weapon used to describe the damage in video.
Atrumoris Hace 6 horas
The radius of fireball is 2 km, and the thermal radiation radius is 13 km which roughly corresponds to a 2 megaton range nuclear explosion.
jake arckson twilliam
jake arckson twilliam Hace 14 horas
Doesn't really matter what yield it is, the results will always be the same, complete and total destruction.
Josiah Foster
Josiah Foster Hace 18 horas
Im watching this absolutely crying, thinking about how it would feel and what Hiroshima and Nagasaki experienced 😢 thank you so much for this awesome and educational video
Zachary Croft
Zachary Croft Hace 18 horas
Kurzgesagt: What if we blew up a city with a nuke? Japan: ... OH! Where are our manners, allow us to introduce ourselves. I am Hiroshima, and this is Nagasaki!
João Pedro Arsani
João Pedro Arsani Hace 18 horas
This is happened for real and we all know where and we all know by whom
Brian Mo
Brian Mo Hace 18 horas
People would die
aldho kristianto
aldho kristianto Hace 19 horas
Stupid human created bomb nuclear because want kill himself and want kill people not have fault
jamesthekid_m8 Hace 19 horas
everyone gangster until your going home and then big boi bomb just drops
apdroid geek
apdroid geek Hace 19 horas
Theres no honor in bombing a city!!!
Chris Wilde
Chris Wilde Hace 21 un hora
Also if the roads are made of Tar; like most are in London, they will also ignite and melt. He stated it depended how high the warhead exploded? But if it was a ground burst, totally forget the subway! The blast along with the heat would travel through the tunnels until there is an outlet, probably at the end of the line, this would be on all levels and all stations, of course, your probably be buried alive and in total darkness, if you did survive up to that point?
Tristen Rogers
Tristen Rogers Hace 21 un hora
I agree that nuclear weapons are bad. Unfortunately, if, for example, the U.S. got rid of all nuclear weapons, whose to say other nations wouldn't. Even if they publicly did, how many would they keep in private. In today's society, the reality is that the only thing keeping nations from launching against other nations is that they would be launched on in return.
Ian Lairmore
Ian Lairmore Hace 21 un hora
don't trust me with nukes. Don't
Shell knight
Shell knight Hace 22 horas
*flash* Me: am I blind? *sizzle* Me: am I on fire? *rain* Me: *inhale* am I PoiSoneD!?!? (~And this is why we shouldn't play with nuclear water balloons~)
Brandon Posthuma
Brandon Posthuma Hace 22 horas
You can't get every country to vow not to have nukes. If even one country keeps their's then everyone else needs to have them to ensure that they can't be threatened with them.
dd b
dd b Hace 23 horas
demand that they disappear is so naive
ZappaBlues Hace 23 horas
Makes me realize how massively, absolutely completely and totally absurd those 50s school drills and public service announcements on what to do during a nuclear attack are. All you can realistically do is tuck your head between your legs and kiss your ass goodbye
Atrumoris Hace 7 horas
well, it would kinda suck to tell to children "oh, a nuke is coming, you will die..."
Hans_von_Kreit Hace 23 horas
Wenn es keine Atomwaffen mehr gibt, gibt es auch deren Abschreckungsfaktor nicht mehr. Keiner kann vorrausahnen, ob es uns dann besser ergeht
Gary Hall
Gary Hall Hace un día
We already did. See: Hiroshima and Nagasaki
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