A hypothetical question is one that is answered only in terms of validity, not soundness. Thus the question is designed to make a number of assumptions, and be answered as if those assumptions are true. So although this hypothesis is put in the context of a historical event I'm not sure it belongs here. However I am genuinely interested in any answers people have to give, it could make a cracking story. So here is the hypothesis. October 15, 1962 the Cuban Missile crisis reaches a climax and early on the 16th SAC and the V-Bombers fly, as do their Soviet counterparts and a nuclear weapons exchange takes place. Assuming that the world did not actually end and civilisation picked up the peices and carried on, what would Britain, the world and Britain's place in the world, look like today? Discuss.