Shadowman wrote:Rodimus Prime wrote:MightyMagnus78 wrote:If Nuke's get used, then both countries lose. Otherwise the US win (easily).
Not necessarily. The US is much larger in area and population, a nuke would have much more devastating effects on the UK in terms of killing its population and destroying land.
Well, sure, as far as population density and actual landmass goes we'd fare better after a nuclear attack. But if an actual nuclear exchange were to occur between any nuclear-capable superpowers, population density and landmass don't factor into it.
When it comes to survival, it would, but it depends on the circumstances. Say both countries shoot 1 nuke at each other, logically aiming at the capitals. If London gets hit, the resulting explosion would destroy the city and the fallout would most likely have devastating effects in a huge radius. If Washington gets hit, we can probably say goodbye to the entire Eastern seaboard, but the West Coast wouldn't suffer that much, at least not right away. They'd have enough time to get somewhat prepared. I understand that nuclear fallout has effects on the world no matter where nukes are used, but a lot depends on proximity.