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The reality of nuclear weaponry and its devastation were clear as soon as the first atomic bombs were dropped during World War Two, and a US government doomsday plan had to be born. In the Cold War era, the threat of nuclear war ratcheted up even further; it was everywhere Americans looked. Politicians played on this fear, and the US government took steps to plan for an attack. Testing bombs in the Nevada desert – mock city and all, constructed to assess potential damage – was only part of the doomsday strategy. The US also secretly dug giant bunkers into mountains to protect the American way of life. 

It was only by a fluke that one of these hollowed-out mountains, the Raven Rock complex, was discovered by journalist Gerrett Graff, but his investigation into the elaborate compound he discovered yielded some surprising finds.

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