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The Strath Report fundamentally changed the nature of civil defence planning. The only way to achieve any degree of protection from a thermonuclear attack, it reasoned, was by mass evacuation of the population away from target areas and into deep underground bunkers. In reality, the cost of doing this in any meaningful way was prohibitive, and government planning for the thermonuclear apocalypse came to concentrate on the evacuation of a small number of officials into 12 regional shelters, from which a post-nuclear military government could be run.
This was probably due to an almost universal belief in the justice and necessity of the war. 43 The Second World War also tended to undermine nationalism by restoring jobs and prosperity to the previously depressed areas of Scotland and Wales, a pattern maintained after 1945 by policies for the promotion of employment in the regions. The sectarian rivalries and competing nationalisms of Northern Ireland, which continued to be governed as a one-party state by a Unionist government, made it a very different case.