In a nuclear war, a nuclear capable country that got hit first would like to retaliate with nuclear bombs and missiles, but the retaliation capability might not be available if the first preemptive nuclear wave is all it takes to clear out the necessary infrastructure for a retaliation to take place. I’m no expert in this matter, but it’s commonsense to think that the first nuclear wave is meant to take out the enemy’s nuclear retaliation infrastructure. Nonetheless, let’s assume a fictional scenario in which the first nuclear wave failed to take out an enemy’s nuclear retaliation infrastructure, and so the retaliation wave was retaliated. For an example, submarines with nuclear missiles and whatnot could be used for a nuclear retaliation in a nuclear war.
I can imagine how fast things might be happening when a nuclear war breaks out. Nonetheless, let’s assume a fictional story in which United States saw the first nuclear wave came from Russia, and so the United States launched nuclear missiles and bombs toward Russia for a retaliation. During this scenario, other countries that had yet to participate in the conflict were horrified at the scenario. Nuclear capable countries that had yet to enter the conflict decided to sit out and watch United States and Russia became radioactive. They were not prepared to see their people got involved in a nuclear war.
As Russia and United States became radioactive, the countries that sat out of the nuclear war became even more convincing that they would sign a peace treaty with the rest to see nuclear war would not break out again. In the end, United States and Russia were the only two countries that got radioactive. The people in both countries were nuked to a point of no return. Meanwhile, China and the rest were quickly assured the world that they would do everything they could to help out Russia and United States in whatever fashion for whatever left in both radioactive countries.
Although the scenario I just described is fictional, I don’t think for a second that it’s impossible for such a scenario. In this strange world of ours, even something nasty as nuclear weapon is possible, how can we think the scenario I described is not possible? Contemporary speaking, United States and Russia are in each other’s cross-hairs. As the conflict between United States and Russia heats up, the nuclear war scenario between both countries may enter our thoughts. However far-fetched things seem as United States and Russia battle each other out for energy supremacy and whatnot, let’s hope both countries will be sane enough in the end to strike peace arrangement somehow. After all, both countries cannot go all out, because nuclear war is the last resort in which nobody wants to see it happens.
I think many people may think that when a nuclear war happens, the whole world will be damned by nuclear bombs and whatnot. Nonetheless, perhaps by witnessing the first and second wave of nuclear attacks by the countries that carry out the nuclear attacks, the bystanders might just as well be bystanders unless they see nuclear bombs and missiles head their way. In conclusion, I think nuclear war will result in a mutual assured destruction for the countries that are going to be responsible for a nuclear war, but the world won’t go nuclear winter. The losers of nuclear war are going to mutually assured destruct themselves, but the world will standby and watch till the dust settles. After all, why would any sane country want to see a population gets nuke out of the existence?