Able Archer 83: USSR


Elina Chen
Crisis Director

The year is 1983. The fragile peace that had been maintained since the end of World War II is slowly deteriorating, and the threat of nuclear war looms over society. Recent NATO activity near Soviet borders has put the USSR on high alert, and both sides are preparing for what seems like imminent conflict. With NATO’s recent displays of power and aggression, Soviet leaders must act fast to protect their land, their people, and the communist ideal. The fate of the world now rests in the hands of the leaders who will decide how to proceed.