A newly released document proves something many pundits have long suspected: World leaders prepare for every possibility — even the end of the world.
On Thursday, the British government revealed a script written for Queen Elizabeth II that was meant to be broadcast to the country if the Soviet Union and NATO went to war. In the full speech, the Queen acknowledges the severity of the situation with surprising candor, but urges Britons to keep a stiff upper lip and believe in their nation:
We all know that the dangers facing us today are greater by far than at any time in our long history. The enemy is not the soldier with his rifle nor even the airman prowling the skies above our cities and towns but the deadly power of abused technology.
But whatever terrors lie in wait for us all the qualities that have helped to keep…
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