In August 1945, US Allied forces dropped nuclear weapons on the Japanese cities of Hiroshima and Nagasaki. After Germany had surrendered in May of that year, after Adolf Hitler’s suicide, Japan and the United States could not come to terms on an unconditional surrender. To this day, the bombing of these two Japanese cities, killing at least 129,000 people, are the only nuclear attacks in history. But that could be set to change.
With Donald Trump and Vladimir Putin both announcing their intentions to expand and update their nuclear arsenals late last year, and North Korea backing up its threats of war to the United States with a nuclear weapons test last weekend, nuclear war is seeming more and more likely.
If, at some point in the next few decades, we find ourselves living out a real-life version of the video game series Fallout, then I’d like to try and survive a nuclear winter in style. Provided I can come up with $17.5 million, this nuclear bunker might help me to do just that.
If you think that living in a post-apocalyptic landscape wouldn’t be the end of the world, then this grand underground bunker in Tift County, Georgia, might be the place for you. Located 45 feet below ground with concrete walls that are 30 feet thick, this underground bunker is tough enough to survive a 20-kiloton blast (enough for you to comfortably survive the bombs that hit Japan).
This bunker was built by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers in 1969, when the United States was still at odds with Russia during the Cold War. Built on a plot of land 30 acres wide, there are decontamination systems, a substantial water supply and an air extraction system that ensures you don’t suffocate underground.
Equipped with 12 bedrooms and 12 bathrooms, this underground bunker is not all about safety and function, however; there’s also a fair amount of flair in its design. In 2012, the subterranean bunker underwent a makeover in order to meet the government standard for underground facilities, and now, it’s more like a hotel than a place you’d go in the event of World War III.
Measuring about 14,000 square feet, this bunker has a modern kitchen with granite countertops and two conference rooms, as well as two business centres to keep the money flowing as everything perishes above you. With a fully functional nurse’s office and two DSL broadband lines, this bunker also has a private theatre with 15 seats and a firearm range to help you pass the time.
Although it’s fairly unlikely that the quiet town of Tifton in Georgia (which is home to around 17,000 people) would be the target for a direct nuclear attack, this underground bunker means that you’ll be able to survive the destruction of a nuclear attack in immense comfort. Provided you can find the cash to buy this home outright, you and eleven of your closest friends and family could comfortably survive World War III.