1981 Doomsday Clock Time: 4 Minutes To Midnight
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In 1981 the Doomsday Clock is set forward by two minutes to 4 minutes to midnight due to the invasion of Afghanistan and withdrawal of the United States from the Olympic games in Russia in 1980.
By 1981 Regan dismantles the all talks of arms control and declares that the only way the cold war is going to end is by winning it.
The nuclear stockpile for the United States continues to decline however, and the nuclear stockpile for Russia continues to increase substantially.