What is the possibility of having a third world war?

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  • 8 years ago
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    The whole world seems to be in chaos and powers are shifting. It is believed that war between developed nations will be fought in cyber world. Israel and the US developed a worm that attacked Iran's nuclear production. It is assumed they will attack us back. In fact our government, our electric grid, and corporations have all had their networks attacked in recent months and years. This is why the focus has been on better defense of our computer systems lately.

    One thing I don't understand is the new military focus on the Asian Pacific region. We have troops in Australia now and more ships in the Pacific. I would say something is up that we are unaware of. Also the US recently put a large tariff on imported solar panels from China and we are demanding that they end their currency manipulation. Friday Japan and China started trading in the yuan instead of the US dollar. Walter Cronkite would probably have reported all of this in context but the media today doesn't possess any journalistic ethics or incite. Maybe because so much information is sealed and released in drips.

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  • 8 years ago

    Pretty slim honestly. Whereas the League of Nations failed in stopped WWII, the UN has been doing a pretty good job at unifying everyone. The world is not polarized like it used to be.

    However, there is a high chance of lots of wars in the near future. The arab spring is likely to spread to Africa (all ready has in a few spots) where there is little democracy, and will probably spread to Central Asia too in the former UN countries. It will probably be gradual though, and current events have shown us that other countries will either not intervene, or only a few in. So even this huge hurdle which could come soon wont lead to World War 3.

    If I had to give a percentage, I'd say there i a 5-10% chance of there being a third World War if things stay the way they are.

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  • Milan
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    8 years ago

    On a scale of 1 to 10, I'd have to rate somewhere between a 7 and an 8.

    There are many factors that go into this rating, but the primary reasons are that there seems to be a major problem in just about every continent, which could very well spark a war. In Asia there are the communist powers of North Korea and China. In Europe there is the major debt crisis in Greece, Spain and many other parts (which could end up similar to the great depression). In Africa there is the whole child army thing under Kony. In North America there are heavy drug wars as well as many wars on terror. In the Middle East (part of Asia I know) there are many obvious problems such as Iran's nuclear weapons, and Al Qaeda as well as the Taliban. In South America there is a lot of drug trade and poverty. The only safe place seems to be Australia...

    From this perspective, war seems likely, but only if all these lone elements somehow intertwine, which is why I give a rating of 7.5 out of 10.

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  • Anonymous
    8 years ago

    Direct Definition of a World War: A war that incorporates multiple countries, often being part of alliance systems, and a war that is committed over a large scale of land, in which countries devote near all resources into fighting, which often leads to wide spread destruction of property and human death.

    The likely hood of a new world war is under 5% out of 100%.

    Source(s): Future U.S. Army Airborne - 82nd Airborne Division
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  • Carl
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    8 years ago

    Very Possable here is how i predict it Russia and Germany elect mad men to power who team up and try to take over the world killng 30% of the population and ending there lives in the cowards way

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  • DrRo93
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    8 years ago

    chances are, slim and none. Even if we do go in head first into another war it would have to be something massive. Such as what started WWII. It would have to be something of that magnitude if not greater to tie us into another world war.

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  • 8 years ago

    I would say it is very likely it will happen at some point. Unless we are wiped out by a natural disaster before.

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  • 8 years ago

    unlikely as a world war now would certainly use nuclear weapons and only one country right now is capable at properly defending nuclear attacks (the USA). In addition most nuclear states and most powerful countries are allies (NATO) holds 28 nation's allied together and some of the most powerful governments not to mention most countries in the EU are in NATO. Furthermore organziations like the IMF ,, world trade organization and world bank are largely American and western European controled.

    In addition the Chinese are not to be viewed as "enemies" paranoid american feelings perpetuating such a thing are a problem. Feelings of paranoia do more harm than good to the moral of the very dumbed down populace who has no idea about the world let alone foreign policy or military tactics. It is almost futile to try and explain such things to the average imbecible that acts like they know about foreign policy as they will be quick to brush off truth in light of the heightened rush they recieve from absurd conspiracy theories based on no fact or evidence. Furthermore view the chinese as an essential part to the US global power dominance, the US is the first soverign country ever to have control of Eurasia and not be a Eurasian state. Furthermore the existent of the US gives meaning and balance and order to many European and Far east nation states. The chinese are but a regional power and have historically never desired to be global powers, further more the US and chiense relationship has become increasingly friendly in the past decade alone and the bilateral relationship increased many promote a "group two" to exist. the two largest soverign nations economies china and US to be allied and especially allies in regards to the far eastern matters. You need to understand something China wishes to be the leading regional power of Eastern asia and the eastern asian mainland. They cannot do that without US support because without US support they would be contained by the US/NATO and the western military industrial complex, furthermore without US support Japan and South Korea would greatly object to any expansion of chinese influence in the region. China not only needs the US and the west to support its economy and to have their companies invovled in trading and giving their people jobs but they also need western support if they ever wish to have their influence widen at least in the regional area of far east asia.

    The only soverign nations that are powerful in regards to military power and have the potential to team up to form some anti hegemonic american power would be (Russia, Iran, North korea) but only Russia is the real threat and real power. Furthermore you must ask yourself would Russia risk their destruction and going to war against 28 nations that make up NATO and also having no support from S korea, Japan, or china? ??? People are foolish to think China would side with the Russian's when they are close neighborhs and historically have had rivalries and during the soviet years Moscow treated Bejiing as inferior and wished Bejiing to be subordinate to Moscow rule. Its absurd to think China would give up all their desires for regional dominance in order to side with the fading and decaying russia who is economically inferior to china and is only strong in a military sense. Also what would china gain from their destruction and siding with a decaying Russia and unstable iran? they cannot defeat the west and any coalition with those two countries would only lead to complete destruction and issolation and destruction of their economy as they wont have the trade or the jobs provided to their people anymore. Furthermore such a "anti global" and "anti american/nato/western" coalition is unlikely to draw much more support seeing how all african nations are controlled and kept down by the world bank and UN and seeing how the middle east is filled with puppet states and subordinate rich states like Saudi arabia who like american presence in the region as it gives them security and prevents other powers like Iraq( in the past) and Iran from further wishing to expand their influence or prove some sort of imperiali conquest.

    Its unlikely to be a world war III anytime soon (imo)

    world war III was more likely to occur during the cold war when both sides had a number of allies and both sides with a win could be supreme ruler. Now with the end of the cold war one side has a huge advantage and has only increased their dominance and influence and even increased dominance and influence in former "enemy" states. Now a day's 1 side has almost all the allies and all the powerful armies and controls all the wealth and in turn has way to many states that are loyal to their wishes and influence.

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    Source(s): People keep talking about it and making up stupid scenario's forever. Even if Israel or the US attack's Iran's nuclear facilities. Iran has no international support and almost no allies except the war torn Syria, the russian's are not suicidal they were freaking out and crying at NATO missile defense shield because they know that the US missile defense shield is to legit and now their is one in Europe so they were crying because they now know that their missiles are not so likely to hit the targets before getting blown up, furthermore making russia's attempts at a counterstrike unlikely and only more vulernable
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  • 8 years ago

    Who knows.

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  • 8 years ago

    yes it is highly possible

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