What if We Nuke a City?

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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.
So hopefully this video demonstrates how extremely non fun a real world nuclear attack would be, without being too gruesome. This collaboration was a blast (no pun intended) and we want to say a huge thank you to the International Red Cross!

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  1. Kurzgesagt – In a Nutshell

    Kurzgesagt – In a Nutshell

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    • Alphahurricane


      2 ימים לפני

      @สหรัฐ อเมริกา no i have a happy sleepless life. You wanna learn the toomuchsleepdeprivation tecnique?

    • Supriadi Tjhaij

      Supriadi Tjhaij

      3 ימים לפני

      How to more at command

    • สหรัฐ อเมริกา

      สหรัฐ อเมริกา

      12 ימים לפני

      @Alphahurricane go seelp my boy

    • Alphahurricane


      12 ימים לפני

      Guys i discovered you like 3 days ago and i love your vids but Cold war hasnt teach you anything? we avoided a 3 world war exactly thanks to the nuclear menace, that threats everyone in the same proportion. guess what? weapons are immoral, lets ban them. Result? the first army that shows up conquers the entire world with brute force. Its not about morality is about an equilibrium of powers, geopolitics. "Si vis pacem para bellum"

    • Teresa Tan

      Teresa Tan

      14 ימים לפני


  2. raphael44ify


    2 שעות לפני

    Wtf?? You'd stand there and take pictures of the mushroom cloud?? Get tf out of here! I'd be too busy crapping my pants....

  3. Lycoris


    4 שעות לפני

    can we use Nuclear weapon in medieval age?

  4. A.R


    5 שעות לפני

    'No nation on Earth is prepared to deal with it' - So is it a case of 'We fire first' or 'Right lads, time to bin these bad boys'. I know it’s wishful thinking but how incredible would life be on the planet if all nations, all religions and EVERYONE worked together. Perhaps one day but I know I’ll never see that in my lifetime.

  5. bl1ndTRAPS


    6 שעות לפני

    fallout fans:oh hoho this bout to be good

  6. Derek Alexander

    Derek Alexander

    9 שעות לפני

    we already nuked a couple cities my guy

  7. Luke Saltiboi

    Luke Saltiboi

    10 שעות לפני

    The black rain is the most terrifying part. I remember when I first read about that years ago. It seems so hell like

  8. l o f i s u c k s

    l o f i s u c k s

    12 שעות לפני

    even of we got the world to stop using nukes, if a war broke out they can just make more and as if they would actually get rid of the nukes

  9. Oleg


    21 שעה לפני

    Except there's a practical issue: what exactly will all those politicians do if a state like Iran or North Korea develops nukes in spite of the ban? Judging by what world leaders have done so far, the answer is "scold them, ban a few high officials from entering your country, and give them some humanitarian aid when you're done". In other words, nothing. What do non-proliferation treaties offer that would be even a quarter as efficient as MAD at guaranteeing obedience? (As in, something so horrible and immediate that it would ensure the treaties won't be violated without punishment for at least 15 years.) And how do you even control the execution of such a treaty? MAD has a clear positive criterion of someone violating it: a freaking nuke goes off. But how do you verify that a country does NOT have any nukes? As in, how do you prove a negative? Do you go through every military warehouse in the entire country with a Geiger counter? But what if there are military bases NOT on the list, or if they hide nukes in abandoned mines? MAD sucks. But those treaties are just empty air, used to win political points rather than to actually make the world safer. Until concrete, realistic policies of determining a country's nuclear capacity and forcing it to obey the treaty are put into place, treaties won't replace MAD as a deterrent policy. And incorporating such methods is an entire different can of worms, because it leaves a lot to the discretion of stronger countries. Remember how Iraq got invaded because United States said Iraq had chemical weaponry? Except whoops, it didn't.

  10. cameraman502


    23 שעות לפני

    And then it gets worse the video

  11. Green Fire Gaming

    Green Fire Gaming

    יום לפני

    yep the fire fighters be like fire fighter: I QUIT !

  12. Mold Flesh

    Mold Flesh

    יום לפני

    can we take a moment to appreciate the quality animation?

  13. I Believe In Gaming

    I Believe In Gaming

    יום לפני

    Eliminate all nuclear weapons but one. Then detonate that 1 for shiggles

  14. Oskar Sõrmus

    Oskar Sõrmus

    יום לפני

    What if we nuke a city? I dunno, maybe the city will blow up

  15. 380 MPH

    380 MPH

    יום לפני

    Humans are way smarter than mouse, but mouse never made mouse trap

  16. Della Martin

    Della Martin

    יום לפני

    The nutritious kiss sicily consider because frame indirectly invite on a addicted lunchroom. juicy, overwrought cone



    יום לפני

    Tak perlu lah cakap hal tu.. Lagi lagi bercakap hal dia

  18. siryeetsalot


    יום לפני

    kurzgesagt in a nutshell: What if we nuke a city? Me: We all die.

  19. Esaias chua

    Esaias chua

    יום לפני

    Nagasaki and hiroshima be like: oh no not again

  20. Christian L

    Christian L

    יום לפני

    America be like *done and done*

  21. Mafijul Bhuiyan

    Mafijul Bhuiyan

    יום לפני

    21 km = Many Injuries People after 21 km: 0_0

  22. Irxnjcoh Official

    Irxnjcoh Official

    יום לפני

    Did anybody tried with a fridge?

  23. Malcolm Robertson

    Malcolm Robertson

    יום לפני


  24. Troll


    יום לפני

    You get hiroshima.



    יום לפני

    Kurzgesagt is germany

  26. jasiah mascarenas

    jasiah mascarenas

    יום לפני

    HI vault-tec here due to your service to our country you have been selected into your local vault!

  27. mario yu

    mario yu

    יום לפני

    The clever methane suddenly expand because snowman lally clean aside a tasty george. zippy, tasteful peripheral

  28. Dog Cam

    Dog Cam

    יום לפני

    God that’s terrifying it’s good no one has ever tried it

    • Glend Junus Lodo Li

      Glend Junus Lodo Li

      23 שעות לפני

      Umm.ever heard about Hiroshima and Nagasaki ?

  29. Baldski


    יום לפני

    This is who people at Hiroshima felt..

  30. GRANDmaster


    יום לפני

    Am i the only one who cried ?

  31. IRON WOLF 117

    IRON WOLF 117

    יום לפני

    Nukes are very powerful weapons I they should be eliminated all the nukes should be eliminated not all but some if you haven't watched the movie Independence Day I have a fear that aliens are real because our sun is a star to a different planet out there this was a very educational video 👍

  32. Andrew


    2 ימים לפני

    As someone who lives very near the uk base of nukes this is terrifying, my city would be the first to go if war broke out. Greetings from an occupied Scotland 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿

  33. cdm


    2 ימים לפני

    all i know is I hope my life ends quickafter one of these sets off

  34. Zyxed MC

    Zyxed MC

    2 ימים לפני

    1:26 Oh no! Not the tacky sculptures!!!

  35. Alfie Frimpong-Anim

    Alfie Frimpong-Anim

    2 ימים לפני

    what software was used to make this video? Thanks

  36. LG CHAMP


    2 ימים לפני

    Bethesda Games Studio: Write That Down!

  37. LKA


    2 ימים לפני

    What happens if you nuke a city World war lll starts

  38. Shirley Lee

    Shirley Lee

    2 ימים לפני

    It is freaky - I am thankful that people promised not to use atomic bombs

    • TheOperator 3712

      TheOperator 3712

      9 שעות לפני

      The people that made that promise, were the people without nuclear weapons.

  39. Steven Universe

    Steven Universe

    2 ימים לפני

    The title made me die, like i was like "hol,up



    2 ימים לפני

    Nuclear is a plasma more positive

  41. I t

    I t

    2 ימים לפני

    How big of nuke we were talking about?

  42. Polski Developer

    Polski Developer

    2 ימים לפני

    7:53 It is NOT a solution. In case of huge scale war, side that will use nukes will win and side that will not will lose. It is foolish to believe that nobody will use this huge advantage in war, and not just start building nuclear bombs.

    • S Anne

      S Anne

      2 ימים לפני

      Ya start making nuclear bombs get into a big war and watch the world burn buddy if we don't end nuclear war it will end humanity

  43. games tech

    games tech

    2 ימים לפני

    us has neuclear weapon...r8😑

  44. Blackadderthefourth


    2 ימים לפני

    The fil Threads is maybe the best depiction ever of a post nuclear war and I would reccomend it - however be warned it is very harrowing and makes this look very light hearted.

  45. ath1ef4


    2 ימים לפני

    POV : america on 1945

  46. Reese Martin

    Reese Martin

    3 ימים לפני

    I have a fear of nukes Wanna know how I got it? 1: I had a dream of it 2: next day it was windy and I knew a nuke was happening 3: oh I thought a nuke was happening 4: I was just fine 5: some day a nuke is gonna happen

  47. Ulzii Tse

    Ulzii Tse

    3 ימים לפני


  48. Jordi Salavert

    Jordi Salavert

    3 ימים לפני

    What do you mean what if? We’ve already done it

  49. Eugene Lo

    Eugene Lo

    3 ימים לפני

    "what if we nuke a city" We'll die

  50. Hayden H

    Hayden H

    3 ימים לפני

    Nagasaki and Hiroshima: Dont Worry... We... Alre... Ady... Had... Tha........... Us: Guys We didn’t mean It No come on.

  51. Cristian Herendi

    Cristian Herendi

    3 ימים לפני

    Worst thing to say as a president after watching this video: Let's find out!

  52. marco verbeek

    marco verbeek

    3 ימים לפני

    great vids

  53. sevinc Karadag Genc

    sevinc Karadag Genc

    3 ימים לפני

    Kurzgesagt bomb 80 kiloton

  54. sevinc Karadag Genc

    sevinc Karadag Genc

    3 ימים לפני

    Friends hirosima plazma 230 metres kurzgesagt plazma 2000 metres

  55. bobby2loaves


    3 ימים לפני

    Hasn’t it already happened twice?

  56. Mason Briggs

    Mason Briggs

    3 ימים לפני

    Barefoot Gen

  57. itachi Uchiha

    itachi Uchiha

    3 ימים לפני

    The special shock intracellularly need because brand nouzilly pedal barring a cut guide. far, pushy kite

  58. Denys Albesko

    Denys Albesko

    3 ימים לפני

    8:07 how do you make north korea give up nukes, genius? xD

  59. Evan Thomas

    Evan Thomas

    4 ימים לפני

    We already did 😉

  60. kudenthuib


    4 ימים לפני


  61. SamoGon170


    4 ימים לפני

    Полный отказ от ядерного оружия, что за бред. Ядерное оружие это единственно что удерживает всех от начала третей мировой войны. Притом в мире есть более страшное оружие - биологическое.

  62. La Obayd

    La Obayd

    4 ימים לפני


  63. EOD Juggernaut

    EOD Juggernaut

    4 ימים לפני

    “Helicopters can’t land to save people” Video games: What? Cant they land on *THIN GODDAMN AIR?*

  64. noi ni

    noi ni

    4 ימים לפני

    I don't understand. This already happened with Hiroshima and Nagasaki. We already know what happens if you nuke a city, why is it phrased as something totally new and unknown?

    • Justaperson


      3 ימים לפני

      They were tiny nukes compared to the weapons we have now. The nukes now are almost in an entirely different league of destruction. Having said that,despite being small yield, Hiroshima and Nagasaki still killed 100s of thousands instantly.

  65. Jeremiah Exequiel Magnayi

    Jeremiah Exequiel Magnayi

    4 ימים לפני

    So basically everyone dies

  66. Kyle Womack

    Kyle Womack

    4 ימים לפני

    If u do, ur dead if ur in that city probably

  67. ً


    4 ימים לפני

    Kim Jong Un : did somebody say nuke ?

  68. Thạnh Phạm

    Thạnh Phạm

    4 ימים לפני

    Positrons + and electrons -- rotate very rapidly after 46,5 billions years of creating the Hercules - Corona borealis Greatwall ' s core. So the core of the Hercules- Corona borealis Greatwall spins very quickly like A super large electric turbine that produces super large electrical Every second the Hercules - Corona borealis Greatwall pushes out into space 2400 billions billions tons of photons return to their original position after 93 billion years, thus pushed the entire universe to spin

  69. Vinny Avalos

    Vinny Avalos

    4 ימים לפני

    Is this metaphorical or a threat?

  70. seth blanton

    seth blanton

    4 ימים לפני

    It sounds amazing

  71. Mike Mitchko

    Mike Mitchko

    4 ימים לפני

    “No nation is ready for a disaster like this”- let’s give Japan two

  72. Jenny Liu

    Jenny Liu

    4 ימים לפני

    we die

  73. A Muir

    A Muir

    4 ימים לפני

    Double bast of light as it takes a plutonium atom explosion to set of the hydrogen/lithium atom explosion that requires more pressure heat etc

  74. Hmmm


    4 ימים לפני

    Please dont drop tsar bomba tho

  75. Broken Inbox

    Broken Inbox

    4 ימים לפני

    Joe Biden watching this like: “😳✌️”

  76. otaku


    4 ימים לפני

    We had a one in the toilet

  77. DROID_ XD


    4 ימים לפני

    i tink hiding in a fridge is a best way to avoid geting roten like a chicken leg after 5 years.

  78. Taimoor Khawaja

    Taimoor Khawaja

    5 ימים לפני

    what is with this channel and nukes.

  79. Droid boy

    Droid boy

    5 ימים לפני

    Pls don't

  80. J Murphy

    J Murphy

    5 ימים לפני

    I'm just going to say this and this is my opinion but I personally think that the only thing stopping nuclear war are nuclear weapons because if you do not have them then your are vulnerable to nuclear attack and because of this you have no way to counter it and just have to take millions of deaths but if you have nuclear weapons then no one will want to nuke you for the simple reason that they don't want to be nuked themselves so nuclear weapons IN MY OPINION are a key part in stopping nuclear war. (again this is MY OPINION)

  81. Xavian Ehrhart

    Xavian Ehrhart

    5 ימים לפני




    5 ימים לפני

    Well i saw all the phases in real life, don't ask how

  83. Malika Fisher

    Malika Fisher

    5 ימים לפני

    This is one bomb imagine what it would be like with a whole nuclear war.

  84. Riczardo


    5 ימים לפני

    The worst in atomic bomb is radiation.

  85. Tanisha Akter

    Tanisha Akter

    5 ימים לפני


  86. Goose


    5 ימים לפני

    Q: What if we nuke a city? A: Not good things.

  87. Jay Vwj

    Jay Vwj

    5 ימים לפני

    so basically we shouldn’t use nukes

  88. First name Last name

    First name Last name

    5 ימים לפני

    Why is this even a video? We have already seen what a nuclear bomb does to a city. Twice.

  89. GumTrail


    5 ימים לפני

    Yeah that was my Amazon prime delivery

  90. مشعل العنزي

    مشعل العنزي

    5 ימים לפני

    Fun video

  91. Masked Gam3r Time

    Masked Gam3r Time

    5 ימים לפני

    Why wait to find out?

  92. Peggy Gallagher

    Peggy Gallagher

    5 ימים לפני

    Skibidi bop mm dada *nuke explodes*

  93. Eracnet


    5 ימים לפני

    Just ask the US, they’ll definitely know

  94. Zobi_YT


    5 ימים לפני

    Asssuming it was North Korea that did this, you would get your life destroyed by the U.S of A

  95. Alexander Gr

    Alexander Gr

    6 ימים לפני

    Uhhhm did not the Germans and some others help create these weapons with the relevant science and technology? Now, they lecture others.....Talk about some moral authority....

  96. Jie Han Chong

    Jie Han Chong

    6 ימים לפני

    Great wallpaper btw

  97. John Voltaire Beronᆞ11 years ago

    John Voltaire Beronᆞ11 years ago

    6 ימים לפני

    Alternative Title: how to fucking shut up a nuke

  98. Bay George

    Bay George

    6 ימים לפני


  99. Mick De boer

    Mick De boer

    6 ימים לפני

    Soooo let me get this straight. This is what people in hiroshima and nagasaki noticed?

  100. Antonio Faulkner

    Antonio Faulkner

    6 ימים לפני

    The music tho