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World War III

Premier :: 1998-12-23

on ZDF

Genre :: Documentary

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World War III (Der Dritte Weltkrieg) is a 1998 German television ZDF's mockumentary, directed by Robert Stone. It depicts what might have transpired had Soviet troops opened fire on demonstrators in Berlin in the fall of 1989 and precipitated World War III. The film mixes real footage of world leaders with mock interviews of citizens, soldiers and political aides.

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Series 1 - Episode 1 - World War III
Aired - 23 December 1998

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This mock documentary uses archival footage, interviews and reports taken out of context and staged interviews to highlight a possible escalation into a nuclear war. In this feature, tension in East Germany, and an uprising triggered by a visit by Gorbachev sees a successful military coup taking place in the USSR. Western actions against brutal crack-downs on civilians involved increases tension between the sides, finally resulting in nuclear war

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+ Series 1

+ Episode - 2 The Day After Aired - 23 December 1983
+ Episode - 1 World War III Aired - 23 December 1998

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