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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.
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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.

    Kurzgesagt – In a NutshellKurzgesagt – In a NutshellVor Monat
    • We just going to ignore the fact that nuclear weapons are the only thing that kept world war 3 from starting between the US and USSR in the 1950's? Or that they are the only thing to this day that allows the baltic republics to sleep at night knowing that russia wont steam roll them? That without them casualties in Pakistan and india would be 10's or hundreds of thousands higher? What the border war between china and russia in 1969 that never escalated becuase nukes kept them in check? Mutually assured destruction works. Nukes may well end humanity if they are ever used but so far they are a blessing. Because no matter how crazy the world leader, they dont want the world to end. That means that they dont dare go to war. Not as long as we have nukes. I'm ok with that.

      Aaron ChristensenAaron ChristensenVor 2 Tage
    • Ok

      GDRLouieGDRLouieVor 15 Tage
    • 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 :)

      Jeppe Wammen BaggesgaardJeppe Wammen BaggesgaardVor 21 Tag
    • 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.

      J MJ MVor Monat
    • 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...

      Meop79Meop79Vor Monat
  • So whos going to make sure eveyone has goten rid of all their nuclear weapons and whos going to make sure no one ever makes one ever again?

    manicinapanicmanicinapanicVor 27 Minuten
  • Allied Powers: How are we gonna stop Japan? America:

    LunarSquire8051LunarSquire8051Vor 37 Minuten
  • 6:18 the time when raider groups appear, i hope theres always a personal buncer ready to enter or enough charisma inside you to lead some dudes for food water and all the other things which start gettin important right at this moment. If not theres atleast more prey for the strongest

    Mira bashirMira bashirVor Stunde
  • a world free of nuclear weapons is of course ideal but it would be incredibly naive of us to think that every nation would follow through with their promise of getting rid of every single nuke. Nuclear weapons is a pandora's box. That's the sad truth.

    HaloTodayHaloTodayVor Stunde
  • Good job not bringing religion into a science channel

    Nate KammererNate KammererVor Stunde
  • I don’t like nuclear bombs

    Midori AkamatsuMidori AkamatsuVor 2 Stunden
  • Educational Vedio

    아쿠아맨Aquaman아쿠아맨AquamanVor 2 Stunden
  • Hey youtube show me nucleer videos ?

    DOVNOXDOVNOXVor 2 Stunden
  • This shit is actually scary and crazy to think about

    Mario EspinozaMario EspinozaVor 3 Stunden
  • We need nuclear weapons it’s called M.A.D Mutually Assured Destruction the reason why we haven’t had another World war is because every country knows that the next world war will be the end of the world,even though Nukes are the most destructive and immoral weapon ever created they make a great deterrent,just think about how many lives would have been lost if we didn’t have Nuclear weapons.

    Anthony SanchezAnthony SanchezVor 3 Stunden
  • I believe america has already answered this question in the year 1945

    Expired_MilkExpired_MilkVor 3 Stunden
  • We humans are selfish people even if we don’t like to admit it, there is little threat to those who threaten nuke war because they know when it’s coming and they have bunkers to protect them, they will survive...

    Magic mushroomMagic mushroomVor 4 Stunden
  • North Korea totally agrees with you!

    Julian LaiJulian LaiVor 5 Stunden
  • 7:54 eliminating the world’s nuclear weapons would be great, but do you actually think countries like Iran, North Korea, Russia, etc would actually keep that promise? 😂 exactly. And THATS why the rest of the world still needs nuclear weapons.

    Joe SmithJoe SmithVor 6 Stunden
  • He forgot to mention super mutants

    The Toking KingThe Toking KingVor 7 Stunden
  • The most depressing video I've seen. How can there be so much hate amongst one specie of being???

    Edan Anthony BrownEdan Anthony BrownVor 8 Stunden
  • *hands*

    M1A1 Abrams 3rd Generation MBTM1A1 Abrams 3rd Generation MBTVor 8 Stunden
  • While everything you've said about nuclear weapons is true, trying persuade anyone to let go of them or expecting them to disappear is blind optimism at best. Right now we are living in the most peaceful time humanity has ever seen in no small part to the idea of mutually assured destruction. While it is possible that someone somewhere will go crazy and start nuking others without regards to even their own lives, those chances are minuscule at best. The likelihood that such a person will just be disposed of by all of those other people around them who actually want to live is orders of magnitudes greater. Not sure where it comes from, but there is a great saying or quote: "Technology once discovered cannot be undiscovered." Therefore instead of trying to ignore reality, keeping them in the light where everyone can see who is doing what with those bombs is the best compromise. There is still the goal of reducing the atomic arsenal, which is both more feasible and has a greater chance of being accomplished.

    XalantorXalantorVor 8 Stunden
  • Okay, I'll move downtown then

    Surfer RosaSurfer RosaVor 8 Stunden
  • Feel sorry for Hiroshima :(

    NishyNishyVor 8 Stunden
  • "What are your thoughts about NK" Civilian:All I have are negative thoughts

    andre charlesandre charlesVor 8 Stunden
  • People: What would happen if we nuked a city? Kurzgesagt: everyone fucking dies... then things get sadd...

    Connor Shady-VanKampenConnor Shady-VanKampenVor 9 Stunden
  • Good luck I bet the nuclear powers are not part of the club India and Pakistan? Good luck N Korea China Sure USA Russia Yup... These non nuke countries be better off trying to stop crazy people from escalated BS

    sammie Cananasammie CananaVor 10 Stunden
  • What if we Nuke six cities in a row close to each other

    sammie Cananasammie CananaVor 10 Stunden
  • Who else looked outside their windows just to check?

    David MankariosDavid MankariosVor 10 Stunden
  • "What If We Dropped A Third One?"

    KirkKirkVor 10 Stunden
  • They’re dead, and anyone around them are dead too.

    Devil of WrathDevil of WrathVor 10 Stunden
  • Well you get a war

    Bubble NuggetBubble NuggetVor 10 Stunden
  • Cool

    Joshua ChambersJoshua ChambersVor 10 Stunden
  • hey i cant agree with this. all these nukes we have on earf right now might be the only thing that is stopping an unkown alien civilization to invade us. We should learn to not use them or talk about them(the nukes) in context with humans or earf. Sure enough there might me some appliances where it can be usefull to use nukes in space, be it to defend vs alien invaders OOOOR even blast rich on mineral astroids or something of that sort into small shards so it's easier to harvest from?

    Dude ManDude ManVor 11 Stunden
  • All You have to do is hide in a fridge like intiana jones😂🙃

    Alexander M.Alexander M.Vor 11 Stunden
  • So how many megatons is the bomb?

    FlornmonkFlornmonkVor 11 Stunden
  • Everyone: how did you know this would happen? Kurzgesagt: we tried it.

    Omario OmarioOmario OmarioVor 12 Stunden
  • a country: I'll nUKe u iF u donT dO diS another country: n0t iF I nUke u firSt a country: *fires nuke* another country: *fires nuke*

    Gia WartelGia WartelVor 12 Stunden
  • Explain this to Pakistani PM Imran khan😅

    Abhi SanAbhi SanVor 12 Stunden
  • one moment you're browsing memes next your computers on fire along with you

    Gia WartelGia WartelVor 12 Stunden
  • Of war, we don’t speak anymore of war, we don’t speak anymore

    BillCosbySauceBillCosbySauceVor 12 Stunden
  • *Hiroshima Intensifies*

    onyx gamingonyx gamingVor 12 Stunden
  • It's a dilemma. 'We' can't destroy all our nukes because we don't know 'they' gonna destroy their's all. Nuke shouldn't have been made. But we made it, and now we can never destroy it.

    사이언스애퍼쳐사이언스애퍼쳐Vor 13 Stunden
  • Here's a thing: Less than two percent of the uranium from the "Little Boy" bomb dropped on Hiroshima actually detonated.

    RoomTempuratureHotpocketRoomTempuratureHotpocketVor 13 Stunden
  • 7:53 Gather all the nukes in the world in one place and nuke them.

    Lee BagleyLee BagleyVor 13 Stunden
  • 80 years of succeesful MAD vs Kurzgesagt moral preening. Yeah, I'll trust that us having nukes is a good thing. Great video on the details,, but everything past 7:20 you can blow out your ass.

    Xylos144Xylos144Vor 13 Stunden
  • which explosive power it refers to in the film? 1MGT?

    ArinoArinoVor 14 Stunden
  • خوش قناةخوش قناةVor 14 Stunden
  • خوش قناةخوش قناةVor 14 Stunden
  • i dont even need to watch the whole video to answer the question in the title: the answer is, a lot of people will suffer and it will be bad

    IanIanVor 14 Stunden
  • Everyone dies, that’s what happens

    Ginger NinjaGinger NinjaVor 14 Stunden
  • There are no winners in a Nuclear War .

    Dave BrewerDave BrewerVor 14 Stunden
  • City is destroyed and everyone dies. What more were you looking for?

    Rocker BabyRocker BabyVor 14 Stunden
  • O N L Y O N E W A Y T O F I N D O U T

    MrCombatMrCombatVor 14 Stunden
  • I disagree with dismantling them. It’s like the concept of gun control. Do you really think that North Korea would FINALLY comply and get rid of their nuclear program if we did? NO! THAT’S WHEN THEY’D LAUNCH ONE, WE JUST DISARMED OURSELVES

    Brandon HohnBrandon HohnVor 15 Stunden
  • War, war never changes

    adrianmonsrockadrianmonsrockVor 15 Stunden
  • Its not that easy. Right all the Muslim nations and China will give up there weapons. You're living in fantasy land

    Jose MotleyJose MotleyVor 15 Stunden
  • Like we don't we use nuclear material in power plants? That way we survive and also get energy :D

    Bert SiimonBert SiimonVor 16 Stunden
  • "No nation on earth is prepared to deal with it" not even Switzerland?

    Frank CFrank CVor 16 Stunden
  • This is strangely cathartic.

    HalcylionHalcylionVor 16 Stunden
  • Great message we all should support to end nukes

    Sami UllahSami UllahVor 16 Stunden
  • Everyone: can vow to never build nukes ever again Also everyone: secretly builds even more, thinking everyone else is doing the same - Did u know the Washington naval treaty was supposed to stop arms race? Everyone: Hey you guys agreed to stop building big guns on big ships! Imperial japan: Well yes, but actually no *Builds the YAMATO* - It only takes one guy who refuses to play by the rules to have the whole thing collapse, and it wasn't just one guy decades ago

    Adau K WyunAdau K WyunVor 16 Stunden
  • good job USA

    InsanidadeInsanidadeVor 17 Stunden
  • only japan has experienced this pain, people do this to display power like kim hung un and other presidents. This is very bad for their country and for the world. This is not a joke nor a game, this is real life. We must cherish good things and throw away bad things.

    Zui ckZui ckVor 17 Stunden
  • Nuclear weapons prevent superpowers from fighting each other conventionally. As soon as we eliminate all nukes, conventional wars similar to ww2 will arise immediately between superpowers and will happen constantly. Ww3 is way WAY more likely (id even say inevitable) to happen when there is no nukes.

    nikita boltachnikita boltachVor 17 Stunden
  • City will be nuked.🤪🤪🤪

    Gökmen AlgülGökmen AlgülVor 17 Stunden
  • If we will destroy all nuclear weapons weapons then will start ww3.......

    Aigaudas RažinskasAigaudas RažinskasVor 18 Stunden
  • The humankind is so stupid...

    DieWolf5DieWolf5Vor 18 Stunden
  • The city will blow up

    Oscar Carter OfficialOscar Carter OfficialVor 18 Stunden
  • Awesome explanation and animation

    Vivek MandalVivek MandalVor 19 Stunden
  • Can we nuke the Evergreen campus ?

    MelidouMelidouVor 19 Stunden
  • It just shows how fucking idiotic our governments really are and the power they have is scary.

    I blame Tom green for my weirdnessI blame Tom green for my weirdnessVor 19 Stunden
  • A war smh

    SebiSebiVor 19 Stunden
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