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Old March 12 2013, 11:49 PM   #238
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Re: The Constellation's registry number

King Daniel wrote: View Post
It was also said or implied somewhen in TOS that Earth avoided nuclear war althogether. One of the old Best of Trek books offered a rather clever solution - that the "third world war" mentioned wasn't actually the kind of apocalyptic WWIII we all imagine, but a war between Earth's third world countries.
To be fair, Kirk's line was:

"We faced a similar crisis in our early nuclear age. We found the wisdom not to destroy ourselves."

^^^
That doesn't mean there was never any nuclear war on earth, just that whatever incidents may have happened - mankind managed not to destry itself, or the biosphere of the planet.
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