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This One Time, Sweden Built an Awesome Nuclear Defense Bunker

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The swankiest doomsday bunker of all time may be currently being built in Nebraska, but take 30-some-odd years off the clock and Sweden long had us beat. In 1977, nervous about being so close to Russia, the Swedish government completed the Elephant Bunker as a precaution for a possible nuclear war. Meant to be cheery and upbeat, the subterranean space was decked with blue and green walls (representing sky and grass, respectively), yellow lamps (sun), and punchy red chairs. Although it was never actually used, the space is still intact today.

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