GarryB wrote:Well it could be argued that Desert Storm was WWIII as it included countries from around the world.
Remember there was no Pacific war in WWI yet because the war took place in Europe then it was called WWI.
Desert Storm included all of western Europe.
I would think the Arab Spring spreading to Taiwan creating a conflict that could grow to include the US and China could potentially become a serious conflict.
Of course the nuclear weapons available today still means serious global effects... radiation zombies perhaps...
this should go in general chat I presume?
WW3 will be for natural resources, which will insure the winner to survive. In this war billions will die, be it with nukes, guns or by knives and axes as in Rwanda.
Viktor wrote:By my opinion process of EU integration is going to slowly. Thats why I always thought EU will need some external threat to speed up process of integration and become much like US. Ofcorse as there are no more evil SSSR to scare its citizens any more there was a problem. I think non existent Iran nuclear tipped missiles can not scare anyone but I never cross my mind economic crisis can be used to achieve the same. So in that light my personal opinion is that this crisis is artificial and will go away as soon as EU comision/parlament get the upper hand over the each and one national governments members of the EU. Result will be much like US state with one strong inner and outer politics, united military etc.
Remember idea of EU was formed as a defence body able to cope with external economy threats and secure its own. Now with fight for every last earth resource scattered across many states world wide EU economy has to have its military component and thats much harder to achieve than economy union.
but Russia has a lot of Euros, so if the Euro itself collapses then Russia will lose out on that investment.
The climate change resulting from the multiple detonations could cause widespread crop failure, and mass starvation in many places.
GarryB wrote:[The climate change resulting from the multiple detonations could cause widespread crop failure, and mass starvation in many places.
A few thousand nukes would probably cause a man made extinction where only a select few insects and bacteria that could withstand the radiation would survive.
KomissarBojanchev wrote:A few thousand nukes would probably cause a man made extinction where only a select few insects and bacteria that could withstand the radiation would survive.
Large scale geurilla and regional wars? sure but against superpowers? Never again since 1945