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Definition of Crazy ivan

Crazy ivan Definition from Computer & Internet Dictionaries & Glossaries
Red Alert 2
Owner: Soviet
Crazy Ivan carries a load of dynamites and can load them on building, vehicles, cows(!), etc.
Only an engineer can save these from exploding by defusing the bombs.
If a crazy Ivan is killed, he explodes in a big boom, killing anyone nearby.
Crazy ivan Definition from Encyclopedia Dictionaries & Glossaries
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Crazy Ivan is a cold war term used in the US to describe two different concepts. The most common usage was the name given to a maneuver used by Soviet submarines to clear their baffles to see if they were being followed. The second use was a catch-all term for the possibility of a rogue Soviet leader committing to military action, typically in reference to a limited launch of ICBMs against the US. The term Red October was sometimes used to describe the second concept, a reference to the 1984 Tom Clancy novel The Hunt for Red October in which a rogue Soviet submarine commander appears to threaten to launch a nuclear strike on the US. Coincidentally, the novel uses the first version of the term as a plot point.

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