• Once World War-3 was just
2 mins away, but Russian army
officer Vasili Arkhipov refused
to drop nuclear bomb on America
on October 27, 1962. He saved
the whole world, But it's very sad
that no one knows him
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    • Everyone saying "One nuke wouldn't destroy the world" no shit sherlock, but the retaliation and counter measures from both sides would have.
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    • It was a missile from a sub, a communications error or something occured, and the two other officers believed war had begun. To launch the missile required all three officers but he refused.
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    • I once dropped a Bomb at a McDonalds restroom. LOL
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    • This shit is real. God Bless this Russian Super Hero.
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    • I think they needed three keys or something to launch a nuke and they got orders to fire and everyone voted to do it but one dude refused to give his key up and prevented the launch and probably a nuclear war, which was good because they got an order later saying it was a false alarm lmao
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    • The jawline alone shows the man is a hero.
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    • InfoChecker Can I get a fact check?
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    • Thank you Russian guy and thank you American guys who had to do this on more than one occasion because Russia did the same thing
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    • I know you’re here InfoChecker, you big fucking nerd. Now where’s my fact check?
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    • Why is nobody commenting about the fact that this sounds like a 5 year old with syndrome wrote this “crazy fact”
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    • His job was watching warning screens and calling higher ups who would immediately retaliate. He was frozen with fear of consequences he never made the call. This was on Cold War podcast. Highly recommend it
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    • True story of Vasili Arkhipov. Soviet patrol submarine B-59 vs USS Beale.
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    • long story short: radar or communication showed a nuke was launched. 3 keys needed to launch a nuclear attack in response. he believed it was possibly an error and refused. turns out It was an error and he saved the world from nuclear warfare
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    • basically what happened was during the Cuban middle crisis there was a russian nuclear capable sub, and to launch mistakes required two keys from the captain and a party official i think. However, on the particular sub that had both captain and official say yes, another military member had the (1/2)
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    • I see the storys but the one i remember from ted ed went something like. A u.s navy ship noticed the sub and sent a depth charge to signal it to come up, thinking they were under attack and being underwater in radio silence the commanding crew of the submarine thought war had begun.
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    • nigga stopped nuclear war by goin “nah”
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    • i have a picture of him and his name in my gallery. the full story is fucking wild. everyone on the sub but him was in favor of launching the missile, but he refused, and on russian subs. the entire crew must be in agreement. he single handedly saved the world.
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    • I did multiple debates on nuclear war during debate class, if a nuke was launched,retaliation would ensue, now detonating just 0.003 percent of the world's arsenal would put enough soot into the air to render the world unable to grow crops, thus destroying the food chain from the bottom up
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    • Pretty sure nobody knowing him was what he wanted lol
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    • Thank you hero
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    • My uncle was serveing during the cold war. If the Russians would have attacked on the European front he would have been the first armored tanker division to hold them off. As a major he was comanding a battalion of them. He had 3 white phosphorus rounds that were deemed illegal by the Geneva...
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    • Yes, ww3 was a second away and he did make the decision to stop a nuclear missile from a sub not a bomb
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    • I learned about him in class. He got a call to send a nuke to the us from the sub he was on. The call was off some wrong Intel that the us was going to nuke Russia and was completely false. He refused to take orders bc he knew it would start another world war. What a man.
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    • All the top officers of every branch of the American Military told President Kennedy to launch nuclear weapons, but he chose to wait it out.... Can you picture what would happen with the creature in the White House under the same circumstances?
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    • Japan bombed our boats...we did bomb runs on their main city, and nuked two of their cities. Russia made a good called not fucking with us like that.
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    • He was in charge of a new radar system that the Soviets has developed and the scanner had read that a nuclear bomb was launched from the United States and he didn’t know what to do because it could be a false reading or real but he decided against calling in the nuclear launch and it turns out that
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    • Ok so guys I’ve already knew about this and infochecker won’t show up so basically during the Cold War were the tensions were high, the Soviet Union had a sub near Cuba and they had already lost connections with Moscow. They needed 3 generals to approve of a missile launch and only vasili said no
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    • One bomb wouldn't destroy the entire world, and back then, there wasn't devices that could detect nuclear bombs, before it's too late. After America got bombed once, we would've pummeled Russia, and the wouldn't be able to retaliate, because the Russian race would no longer exist.
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    • No need for soldiers to drop nukes now, AIs don’t disobey orders.
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    • Stanislav Petrov did the same. Twice US was gonna be nuked and avoided it. Will forever be indebted
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    • What about that one guy that detected a radar glitch or something that made it look like a missile was launched but stopped it?
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    • If he knew how the US would turn out he might have changed his mind.
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    • Wasnt this the guy who was watching radar in Siberia when they started picking up what looked like a massive invasion force? The radars had malfuctioned and were detecting clouds as planes, and him and the others in the bunker had to decide if it was real and if they should retaliate.
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    • So if I remember correctly there was a nuclear submarine he was on and they were heading towards a line drawn by the US navy. Of the two officers who were there, they had the option to launch the missiles if their ships (the ones that had the nukes for Cuba) part 1
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    • True heros don't seek out recognition
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    • This has happened dozens of times since the Cold War
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    • Speaking of bombs I’m dropping one right now. Won’t come out easy, I’m sweating, knees weak I’m sure it was moms spaghetti
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    • This is not true. I will tell you the true story. This was during the cuban missile crisis. He was in a sub, so no nuclear bombs. He also wasn't in command, there were two others Higher than him on the vessel. They were told to go totally silent during the crisis...
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    • I know him
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    • It was a miscommunication, not a bomb but a sub
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    • Funnyish story about this, he was sent on a reconnaissance mission to take pictures of military bases in Cuba with a plane, the general said if a single bullet hits his plane its war, but the president called him directly minutes before he took off and said "make sure no bullets hit your plane" he
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    • Wildly inaccurate
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    • This is true, he was a nuclear submarine political officer. The launching of the nuke in question required unanimous concent between the three highest ranking crew members. Vascili refused. It was in response to a depth charge that got too close to the sub sent by an American ship.
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    • What happened was all three officers had to vote to launch the nuke. The other two did, but he didn’t. There is an oversimplified on the Cold War if you don’t believe me or the post.
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    • Hey would you look at that my birthdays October 27 :)
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    • Once a German chancellor could have stopped World War II but he refused to stop invading Poland. No one knows his name. Wait actually they do but they didn’t know that he almost didn’t invade Poland. See now I made a fact. Can y’all feature me please.
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    • Story goes that during the cold war, a few US Navy ships were harassing a soviet submarine with hand grenades and then upped it with practice depth charges to get it to surface. The sub, with no way to contact Moscow, thought the war had started, and were gonna take out the Navy. Arkhipov said no.
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    • Good men being led by bad people is what every war boils down to. Why do we let this happen?
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    • The entire world and generations to come, live in mercy of Vasili Arkhipov.
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    • Democrats believe that Russians are eviI!!
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    • I believe he said something about that it’s illogical that the opposing side retaliates with only one missle and knew it must have been some error so he refused to launch
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    • Actually the Russians showed a lot of restraint in the cold war... it was us who kept on provoking them. Unless you believe the media then the US can never do a fucking wrong thing and if you think that go back to Britain you little bitch.
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    • Probably because they decided not to release such information back then to prevent public uproar and further the cold War.
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    • That's my birthday
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    • Is it just me or does he kinda look like Anthony Padilla
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    • Guys look up "My Trigger" by Miike Snow, it's kinda funny and it's related to this
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    • Thats my birthday :)
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    • Wait it was a russian sub??? I swear I thought I read it before and it was an American nuclear Sub had malfunctioned indicating russia had launched nuclear warheads and the guy decided to not retaliate, in the end he got discharged even though it was a malfunction because if it were real we would
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    • Good soldiers follow orders
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    • Hes kinda hot ngl
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    • considering the second world war ended in 1945 that means any other global war after that would be world war 3. it completely makes sense i’m not sure when you think world war 2 ended
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    • The nuclear sub mistook fighting for a nuclear exchange, and 2/3 officers on board cleared a nuclear launch but he wouldn’t. He saved our world, and God’s country.
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    • Sounds too Russian. He must be the bad guy
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    • Meh birthday?
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    • Dude crimson tide is one of my favorite movies
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    • I mean, why would you not wait, if there is a nuclear attack, why would you retaliate, people are going to die either way
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    • Stanislav Petrov
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    • Kinda hot too
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    • The Russians hate him
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    • Thats exactly 18 yrs B4 I was born
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    • What happened was during the Cuban missile crisis a Russian Nuclear Submarine was under water and an American ship above was dropping depth charges so it would surface but they mistake this for the war already beginning and chose to fire a nuke but need clearance from all 3 attending officers (1/2)
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    • Now Jk Rowling makes him black trans and gay
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    • No, A destroy began dropping bomb charges near his submarine to make it surface so they could identify, This instead took the whole thing as the destroyer actually attempting to sink them because of this two of the ships officers believed war had already broken out and voted on launching a low yield
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    • Acording to Google: "Vasili Alexandrovich Arkhipov was a Soviet Navy officer credited with preventing a Soviet nuclear strike during the Cuban Missile Crisis. Such an attack likely would have caused a major global thermonuclear response."
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    • Thanks
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    • Should have just done it
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    • Damn, there would have been 3 world wars within 7 decades?
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    • How did he save the world if he was Debating on whether or not to drop the damn thing???
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    • Fucker just delayed the inevitable
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    • Damn, I should’ve done something
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    • Only true, God-fearing, capitalist realist, and hardworking Americans can be heroes.
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    • bruh!
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    • Should watch the k-19 widowmaker movie not about this story but its similar
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    • White privilege prevented ww3
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    • no it was Petrov
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    • There’s a video about him on RealLifeLore. It’s actually pretty cool. He pretty much stopped a full on nuclear war from happening. Usually in the sub he was in, 2 people have to agree to launch the missal. But he was higher power than both of them, so they needed him to agree as well, and he didn’t.
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    • It’s not sad it’s bullshit. I wouldn’t be alive if it weren’t for that fucker
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    • Yes, he was in a submarine armed with a nuclear warhead, with no contact with russia they decided not to launch the warhead at an american fleet. Like for others.
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    • him shit ....I'd be nice if I was born NOT owing ppl who just followed the cancer in Chief in his political war oh sorry, thanks vets this guy made it possible to thank you you vetrans better thank this guy
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    • I Know. Now You All Know
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    • Is this some kind of Soviet/Russian propaganda?
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    • Wrong. He never stopped a sub from dropping a bo-mb on America, because subs don't fucking carry bo-mbs. He stopped a sub from launching a torp-edo at a ship. I hate these fake facts
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