A nuclear war was a war in which nuclear weapons were used. On the worlds on which they were fought, they usually resulted in making the planet mostly or completely uninhabitable.

Nuclear wars on Earth

Main article: World War III

During the second half of the 20th century and into the 21st century, fear of a third world war was usually connected to the potential for civilisation-destroying nuclear war. (AUDIO: Protect and Survive)

It was hinted that, in a possible timeline, Earth became an orphan planet, uninhabitable, with a nuclear winter among its causes. (TV: Orphan 55)

Nuclear wars on other worlds

On Skaro, the neutronic war between the Dals and the Thals resulted in massive deaths and mutations which eventually led to the creation of the Daleks. (TV: The Daleks)

The planet Minyos was rendered uninhabitable by nuclear war, which had been indirectly caused by the Time Lords. (TV: Underworld)

Atrios and Zeos were engaged in nuclear war for five years. (TV: The Armageddon Factor)

The planet Argolis was made uninhabitable and the Argolins made sterile after a twenty-minute nuclear war with the Foamasi. (TV: The Leisure Hive)

The Earth colony on Eldair became divided into two superpowers that annihilated each other in a nuclear war. (PROSE: House)

The Panjistri told the Kirithons that the original inhabitants of Kirith had destroyed themselves in a nuclear war, leaving only their ruins behind; this, like everything else the Panjistri told them, was a lie. (PROSE: Timewyrm: Apocalypse)

The civilisation of one planet destroyed itself in a nuclear war after a group of Eternals posed as gods and gave them knowledge of atomic power. (COMIC: Uninvited Guest)

Emeron was embroiled in a nuclear war by the time that the Second Great Dalek Occupation began. It was reduced to a Stone Age level by the Alliance Daleks. (AUDIO: Dalek War: Chapter One)

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