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In response to 9/26 is Petrov Day
Comment author: steven 26 September 2007 05:24:22PM 5 points [-]

Is it your actual opinion that nuclear war between the US and USSR would have destroyed the world (or human civilization), or was that just a figure of speech? The distinction seems worth upholding.

In response to comment by steven on 9/26 is Petrov Day
Comment author: RavenChair 30 September 2012 03:26:55PM 5 points [-]

The answer here falls to semantics. 1. Yes, it's probably just meant as a figure of speech; in which case, it's acceptable. 2. He said "world" and not "planet". "World" can be defined as a sphere of human influence; in which case, it's also accurate. So, yes, he kept the world from being destroyed.