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This badge bearing the slogan 'Nobody Wins Nuclear Wars' was used in anti-nuclear protests circa 1960s-1980s. The message is connected to the idea of Mutually Assured Destruction, a military theory claiming that that full-scale use of nuclear power in an attack would anihilate both sides involved. It it based on the idea that if a country owning nuclear weaponry is attacked, it would retaliate with the same means. The result of such hypothetical hostilities would be total destruction of both parties. The doctrine also holds that neither party would dare to attack first, therefore an equilibrium is suposedly maintained. This doctrine was applied during the Cold War.

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Circular badge. Laminated front with blue background; black inscription covers most of front. Silver coloured metal back with wire pin and loop.

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