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Wiki Education assignment: Introduction to Policy Analysis[edit]

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Wiki Education assignment: War and the Environment[edit]

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— Assignment last updated by Karanaconda (talk) 18:37, 11 August 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]


Put IT in German (talk) 18:14, 30 August 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Please see de:Kernwaffe. VQuakr (talk) 18:16, 30 August 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Proposed change for clarity[edit]

Currently, the text includes,

most of these are for non-strategic (decisively war-winning) purposes

As there is ambiguity whether the parenthetical definition applies to "strategic" or "non-strategic", I would change this to state,

most of these are not for strategic (decisively war-winning) purposes

If I have misunderstood the difference between strategic and tactical, then swap out those terms. In any case, the revised sentence seems less ambiguous than the original. (talk) 07:23, 21 September 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]


The new section on effects of nuclear war gives far too much weight to the unlikely prospect of human extinction. Nuclear war could have a range of effects, from highly localized to widespread catastrophe. Focusing on the most implausible extreme is both biased and undermines the credibility of the section. NPguy (talk) 19:00, 8 October 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

It's two sentences, which appear to be backed up with sources. Do you have sources for the implausibility of human extinction? John (talk) 19:07, 8 October 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]
This was the first thing that came up: Nuclear war is unlikely to cause human extinction. NPguy (talk) 20:05, 8 October 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Sylwester Kaliski[edit]

Poland (from the 1980s to 1993) - there were three Soviet bases (facility 3001 - Podborsko, facility 3002 - Brzeźnica-Kolonia, facility 3003 - Templewo), where about 180 warheads were stored[34]. Some of them (for R-17 missiles in four tactical-operational missile brigades) and air bombs for modified Su-7s were planned to be handed over to the Polish Army shortly before the launch. There was a rumor that the Russians were offering Jaruzelski nuclear weapons to directly equip the Polish Army, but there is no contemporary evidence of such information. It is possible that this was an attempt to mask the fact that in the 1960s the command of the Polish Army and the leadership of the state did not oppose the deployment of Soviet nuclear weapons on the territory of the People's Republic of Poland. It is also known that in the 1970s Edward Gierek patronized the work of the rector of the Military University of Technology, General Sylwester Kaliski, on inducing a chain reaction with a laser. Gierek thought about possible nuclear tests in the tunnels in the Bieszczady Mountains. Ultimately, only experimental reactors were built in Poland at the institute in Świerk. Kaliski himself died in unclear circumstances. (talk) 16:10, 2 December 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Semi-protected edit request on 5 December 2022[edit] (talk) 13:55, 5 December 2022 (UTC)i belive i should be able to edit be i am a history teacher who has studied bombs.Reply[reply]

 Not done The usage of this template is to request changes to the article. The easiest way to get access to semi-protected articles like this one is to create an account. VQuakr (talk) 16:44, 5 December 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]