The 80s

A couple of weeks ago I stumbled upon an HBO original showcasing the horrific incident that occurred at Chernobyl. The uranium accident took place on April 26, 1986. The show ran through the events that took place on that day and the months that followed. The 1980s series showed the secrecy the Soviet Union practiced in their government and the heroic acts of its citizens to make correct of their own leader’s wrongdoings. The powerplant, Chernobyl, which exploded on April 26, 1986, emitted as much uranium into our livable atmosphere as 48 Hiroshima sized nuclear bombs each day, according to a scientist in the show. If the fire could not be stopped, it could kill every single person in the country of Russia within months.

Pripyat, which is north of what used to be the Ukranian Soviet Union, is where the notorious nuclear powerplant exists and where these events took place. At the time, the USSR was very secretive, and rightly so with the constant surveillance under the powerful United States and the rest of the world. In 1985, Before Chernobyl, marked the end of the cold war and a reduction in power of the USSR. The USSR did not want the world to know of its inabilities and failures alike Chernobyl, and therefore ultimately led to their downfall. This I believe to be the theme of the 80s. A world not checked by media or wrongdoing but silently led by powerful leaders who care little about humanitarianism.

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Reactors No. 4 and No. 3 after the disaster

Gathered from Wikipedia.

This show gives us an excellent view of what the 80s were believed to be felt like. Secrecy.

Works Cited

Reactors No. 4 and No. 3 after the disaster – Wikipedia –

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