The History of Fallout Shelters In America

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The constant disagreements between the United States of America and the Federation of Russia were so heated that the threat of nuclear war became a reality. To protect U.S. citizens from potential death, the Department of Defense devised the Fallout Shelter Program. These shelters were meant to house families and numerous people and keep them safe from the potential excess smoke and debris, aka, the "fallout". Keep reading to learn how it helped keep Americans together and the effect that it had on U.S. culture.