1984 Doomsday Clock Time: 3 Minutes To Midnight
In 1984 the doomsday clock is set forward one minute to 3 minutes to midnight. The United States and Russia are at the coldest point in decades.
Talks stop between the two countries and all forms of communication grind to a halt by 1984. Propaganda is high as is the worry of space based nuclear programs causing a new arms race.
The United States nuclear stockpile drops from 23,368 to 21,392 but Russia continues to increase their stockpile going from 30,062 to 39,197 nuclear capable weapons by 1985.