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Self‐annihilation, nuclear play and West Germany's compulsion to repeat

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This article investigates Fallex 66, the first of a string of NATO war games that the West German government played in its command bunker between 1966 and 1989. During this exercise, the Bonn Republic simulated nuclear strikes on its ‘own’ targets and the resupply of NATO forces after a nuclear war on German territory. While in line with West German deterrence at the time, Fallex was read in East Berlin as an excessive game of playful self‐annihilation in ways that invite a psychoanalytic int...

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Published
Peer review status:
Peer reviewed

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10.1111/tran.12108

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
SSD
Department:
SOGE
Sub department:
Geography
Oxford college:
St Anne's College
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Publisher:
Wiley
Journal:
Transactions of the Institute of British Geographers More from this journal
Volume:
41
Issue:
2
Pages:
109-120
Publication date:
2016-01-22
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EISSN:
1475-5661
ISSN:
0020-2754
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pubs:822780
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uuid:6a125735-0c22-48da-b2d0-ab2ca9aa3e41
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pubs:822780
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822780
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2018-02-03

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