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What a Nuclear Attack Would Do to the World’s Major Cities

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Argentina, Buenos Aires, Central Business District
> Casualties from 100 kiloton detonation: 312,960 deaths; 772,020 injuries
> Population within blast range of 102.3 sq. miles: 2.3 million (15%)
> Casualties from 800 kiloton detonation: 831,990 deaths; 2,089,840 injuries
> Population within blast range of 409.3 sq. miles: 6.2 million (42%)
> Population, 2018: 14,967,000 (urban agglomeration)

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Australia, Canberra, Capital Hill
> Casualties from 100 kiloton detonation: 16,180 deaths; 52,790 injuries
> Population within blast range of 102.3 sq. miles: 157,315 (35%)
> Casualties from 800 kiloton detonation: 55,060 deaths; 145,170 injuries
> Population within blast range of 409.3 sq. miles: 392,622 (88%)
> Population, 2018: 448,000 (N/A)

Brazil, Brasília, Sector Hoteleiro
> Casualties from 100 kiloton detonation: 220,740 deaths; 429,510 injuries
> Population within blast range of 102.3 sq. miles: 1.2 million (26%)
> Casualties from 800 kiloton detonation: 556,820 deaths; 573,280 injuries
> Population within blast range of 409.3 sq. miles: 1.6 million (36%)
> Population, 2018: 4,470,000 (metropolitan area)

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Canada, Ottawa, Centretown
> Casualties from 100 kiloton detonation: 84,710 deaths; 212,810 injuries
> Population within blast range of 102.3 sq. miles: 611,366 (45%)
> Casualties from 800 kiloton detonation: 238,740 deaths; 343,530 injuries
> Population within blast range of 409.3 sq. miles: 925,666 (68%)
> Population, 2018: 1,363,000 (metropolitan area)

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China, Beijing, Forbidden City
> Casualties from 100 kiloton detonation: 356,050 deaths; 1,223,310 injuries
> Population within blast range of 102.3 sq. miles: 3.6 million (19%)
> Casualties from 800 kiloton detonation: 1,255,740 deaths; 2,996,910 injuries
> Population within blast range of 409.3 sq. miles: 8.3 million (42%)
> Population, 2018: 19,618,000 (urban agglomeration)

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