Nation Shall Rise Against Nation: The Missiles Fly

We decided not to end, in spite of the very heavy nuclear armaments everywhere. This could, of course, have only one outcome.

Here is the nuke log starting with the Quebec/Malaysia exchange, with my comments:

name = "15:00 March 28, 1957 : Singapore has been destroyed by a nuclear bomb." (This is the initial Quebecois strike in response to Malaysia's attack, with Malaysian retaliation.)
name = "13:00 March 29, 1957 : East London has been destroyed by a nuclear bomb."
name = "16:00 March 29, 1957 : Kuala Lumpur has been destroyed by a nuclear bomb."
name = "17:00 March 29, 1957 : Port Said has been destroyed by a nuclear bomb."
name = "20:00 March 29, 1957 : Alor Star has been destroyed by a nuclear bomb."
name = "21:00 March 30, 1957 : Lucknow has been destroyed by a nuclear bomb."
name = "10:00 April 1, 1957 : Palembang has been destroyed by a nuclear bomb."
name = "21:00 April 1, 1957 : Chittagong has been destroyed by a nuclear bomb."
name = "2:00 April 2, 1957 : Dhaka has been destroyed by a nuclear bomb." (Creation of the Ganges Crater, where the Delta of the same name once was.)
name = "7:00 April 4, 1957 : Port Elisabeth has been destroyed by a nuclear bomb."
name = "16:00 April 4, 1957 : Bissão has been destroyed by a nuclear bomb."
name = "19:00 April 6, 1957 : Bangassou has been destroyed by a nuclear bomb." (Quebecois reactor.)
name = "10:00 April 10, 1957 : Largeau has been destroyed by a nuclear bomb."
name = "19:00 May 8, 1957 : Calcutta has been destroyed by a nuclear bomb."
name = "3:00 May 10, 1957 : Rangpur has been destroyed by a nuclear bomb."
name = "17:00 May 11, 1957 : Comilla has been destroyed by a nuclear bomb."
name = "3:00 June 24, 1957 : Venice has been destroyed by a nuclear bomb."
name = "6:00 June 25, 1957 : Owensboro has been destroyed by a nuclear bomb." (Norwegian reactor.)
name = "20:00 June 25, 1957 : Arequipa has been destroyed by a nuclear bomb." (Ouch.)
name = "21:00 June 25, 1957 : Cuzco has been destroyed by a nuclear bomb." (Double ouch, and that was the reactor.)
name = "21:00 June 25, 1957 : Québec accepted peace with USIA on the following terms : Return to Status Quo." (Asshole move.)
name = "7:00 July 4, 1957 : Sétif has been destroyed by a nuclear bomb." (Italian retaliation after the re-DOW.)
name = "16:00 July 4, 1957 : Gabès has been destroyed by a nuclear bomb."
name = "6:00 July 5, 1957 : Homs has been destroyed by a nuclear bomb."
name = "5:00 July 9, 1957 : Aswan has been destroyed by a nuclear bomb."
name = "7:00 July 12, 1957 : Fort-Archambault has been destroyed by a nuclear bomb."
name = "15:00 July 12, 1957 : Fort-Lamy has been destroyed by a nuclear bomb."
name = "11:00 July 15, 1957 : Timbuktu has been destroyed by a nuclear bomb."
name = "8:00 July 16, 1957 : Gao has been destroyed by a nuclear bomb." (Break in the nuclear action).

name = "9:00 December 20, 1957 : Leipzig has been destroyed by a nuclear bomb." (Finland gets desperate.)
name = "8:00 December 22, 1957 : Salekhard has been destroyed by a nuclear bomb."
name = "9:00 December 23, 1957 : Molotovsk has been destroyed by a nuclear bomb."
name = "7:00 December 28, 1957 : Naberezhnye Chelny has been destroyed by a nuclear bomb."
name = "6:00 December 29, 1957 : Chkalov has been destroyed by a nuclear bomb." (German retaliation.)
name = "7:00 January 2, 1958 : Izhevsk has been destroyed by a nuclear bomb." (The missiles fly wildly.)
name = "6:00 January 10, 1958 : Osa has been destroyed by a nuclear bomb." (Tactical and strategic use mixed in what follows.)
name = "8:00 January 11, 1958 : Mezen has been destroyed by a nuclear bomb."
name = "6:00 January 15, 1958 : Naberezhnye Chelny has been destroyed by a nuclear bomb."
name = "9:00 January 16, 1958 : Wilhelmshafen has been destroyed by a nuclear bomb."
name = "7:00 January 20, 1958 : Shijiazhuang has been destroyed by a nuclear bomb."
name = "7:00 January 21, 1958 : Molotovsk has been destroyed by a nuclear bomb."
name = "6:00 January 22, 1958 : Syktyvkar has been destroyed by a nuclear bomb."
name = "6:00 January 23, 1958 : Naberezhnye Chelny has been destroyed by a nuclear bomb."
name = "8:00 January 24, 1958 : Dortmund has been destroyed by a nuclear bomb."
name = "1:00 January 26, 1958 : Yuling has been destroyed by a nuclear bomb."
name = "7:00 January 26, 1958 : Chkalov has been destroyed by a nuclear bomb."
name = "4:00 January 27, 1958 : Yan'an has been destroyed by a nuclear bomb."
name = "9:00 January 28, 1958 : Baoji has been destroyed by a nuclear bomb."
name = "8:00 January 29, 1958 : Kanazawa has been destroyed by a nuclear bomb." (Japanese capital.)
name = "8:00 February 1, 1958 : Nancheng has been destroyed by a nuclear bomb."
name = "9:00 February 2, 1958 : La Rochelle has been destroyed by a nuclear bomb." (Absent gods have mercy.)
name = "12:00 February 2, 1958 : Saarbrücken has been destroyed by a nuclear bomb." (German capital.)
name = "8:00 February 3, 1958 : Antwerp has been destroyed by a nuclear bomb." (There goes Europe's main port.)
name = "12:00 February 3, 1958 : Kassel has been destroyed by a nuclear bomb."
name = "9:00 February 4, 1958 : Göttingen has been destroyed by a nuclear bomb." (I think this was the reactor?)
name = "10:00 February 6, 1958 : Yucheng has been destroyed by a nuclear bomb."
name = "11:00 February 7, 1958 : Munich has been destroyed by a nuclear bomb."
name = "8:00 February 10, 1958 : Prague has been destroyed by a nuclear bomb."

I remembered, for a change, to take some screenies, although they are of the conventional action in the break between the nukes, above; still, they may provide some context for Finland’s decision to launch.

Oceania declared war on EastAsia – that is, moved the pre-existing and eternal war from a cold to a hot phase – in June 1957. Norwegian tanks immediately broke through the Finnish border defenses:

June 24th, 1957

and the fighting quickly became general:

June fighting

The Finnish troops, although up-to-date (more so than the Norwegian infantry in fact) and well led, were unable to resist the heavy mechanised forces of the Ynglinga Hird. At this time, it is perhaps un-necessary to retain full wartime secrecy, so now – for the very first time – I am allowing a screenshot to show Norwegian strategic reserves. The dissent is partly from the DOW, and partly from the Quebecois strike at my reactor.

June 29th

There was some abortive fighting in Scotland, but in those mountains with this troop density nobody was going to be advancing short of nuclear weaponry being used.

June 30th

A week after the attack, my troops are busily ripping the breach in the Finnish lines wider.

July 2nd

And then driving hard for the German border to create a Baltic pocket – the first of many.

July 13th

The first major difficulty was Novgorod. Urban, fortified, and heavily defended, it held against very heavy and sustained Norwegian attacks until early September, when German reinforcements tipped the balance between equally exhausted Norwegian and Finnish troops. This brave and skillful resistance delayed the planned Norwegian advance for six weeks.

July 25th

Meanwhile, Japanese troops were attacking the Norwegian left flank from Arkhangelsk – a city noted for bringing bad luck to Yngling troops, and living up to its reputation.

August 22nd

The front in September. Novgorod has finally fallen, but the Norwegian troops are exhausted and badly in need of refitting. Germany has overrun the Ukraine.

September 17th

A hook around the southern flank of the Japanese opens up glittering possibilities:

November 3rd

But alas it is not to be; Mezen is too strongly held.

November 5th

At this point Finland has, for some time, been asking for terms. Germany refuses to give any, and looks set for complete annexation. Unhappily this is the place where my Internet connection got well and truly stroppy, and I have only snapshots of the rest of the war, beginning with a war crime:

November 16th

I suspect, perhaps, that this tragedy will be lost in the nuclear fire.

Finally, some badly-needed comic relief:

November 26th

Deseret!

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