It's a given that Chicago is in big trouble if an enemy were to ever attempt a surprise first-strike nuclear attack, however a newly-revealed map from FEMA now shows dozens of targets in the Land of Lincoln if all of our worst nightmares ever came true.

I suppose this is what I get for looking at the Air Force sub-Reddit. It's the most vast FEMA resource I've ever seen when it comes to places in America an enemy would prioritize if they wanted to forever cripple us.

Map published by FEMA showing potential US nuclear targets in 2,000 and 500 warhead scenarios. Cannon isn’t on the map!
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Now, let's zoom in on Illinois specifically. Notice that instead of just a cluster of targets in the Chicagoland area, there are now numerous flashpoints all throughout Illinois. The purple triangles are expected targets in a "limited" 500 missile scenario while the black circles represent a catastrophic 2,000 missile attack.


I'm very surprised that the southern tip of Illinois would now be a target in an expanded nuclear surprise attack. It's interesting also that even in a smaller 500 missile attack, the Quad Cities and east-central Illinois would still be hit. It appears that FEMA believes the enemy would want our key transportation and distribution hubs wiped out.

The hope is that this all remains hypothetical and we never see a reality like the one portrayed in the famous 1983 made-for-TV movie "The Day After".

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