Putin’s War: Total Annihilation & the Future of Nuclear Deterrence

Jakub Ferencik
5 min readMay 23, 2022

Following World War II, Europe was devastated. Most major cities were burned to the ground including London, Warsaw, Berlin, Munich, Dresden, Kyiv, and St. Petersburg. Europe was leveled to the ground.

In the Soviet Union, 25 million people were left homeless. A further 70,000 villages, 32,000 factories, and 1,700 towns were destroyed during the duration of the War.

Approximately thirty-six and a half million Europeans died between the years 1939 and 1945, excluding estimates that include…