Fellow /his/torians, what do you think of the possibility of a third world war in our lifetimes?
What kind of impacts would it have, who would it be fought by, possible catalysts, etc.
I for one am greatly intrigued by piecing together world history to sort of a "big picture" way of viewing. That by divining and recording the past, we can determine the future by tracking the path of human development.
I can't help but feel this would be a war centered around the U.S.A as that is the prominent superpower on the planet and has been for quite some time. I worry that like our forefathers in the days before ww1 that had no idea that a massive conflict was right around the corner and I can't help but feel a bit apprehensive reading about the history of mankind and knowing that these conflicts can occur at a moments notice because of the choices of a single individual.
So anyway /his/, what are the odds of ww3 happening in the next 2-3 decades? Are we living in a time of great change that will shape the future or merely going through a phase of stagnation?
>I can't help but feel this would be a war centered around the U.S.A
>implying it wouldn't end in nukes long before any major force got close to american soil
maybe in 20-30 years when the rest of the world has caught up to the American militaries airlift capability
We really need another World War.
It'll spell the end for Russia as we know it, and hopefully the United States and China can finally divvy up that sweet, sweet Siberian land with all its timber and mineral wealth. I'm willing to bet we'll get another space race out of it, too.
But what if something is developed that renders nukes useless? I'm not even talking about some super secret future weapon or shield I mean just espionage and sabotage which likely isnt very hard in current day US of A. I mean if you caused just the right amount of social unrest in the US it would have huge reverberations across the globe, you don't even have to directly fight America anymore just engage it in proxy wars and force them to waste billions on some sandniggers wearing jordans in the desert.
If America was weakened beforehand via EMP/Food chain disruptions/Economic collapse/civil unrest wouldn't that vastly change the current dynamic?
grasping at straws and writing fan fiction desu.
what if these emp and other bullshtis hit Russia instead? Whats the point in speculating fantasy and ignoring reality?
>espionage can knock out the entire nuclear capabilities of either Russia or the US
Better have James Bond on the job because I doubt that shit is realistic.
Blue - NATO and allies
Red - SCO, CIS, and allies
Whoever stays out of the war will end up a superpower.
They may be working to catch up, but if war breaks out in a few years, they won't be able to just pull eleven aircraft carriers and a few dozen submarines out of their asses.
As for Russia, their economy is currently circling the drain, and they have a similar force projection deficiency along with a much smaller air force and navy.
Not true, US corporations sell weapon blueprints and military secrets quite forthcomingly just ask the israeli's and chinese. And I never once said that Russia or China was immune to EMP etc, personally I'm quite certain a global conflict between superpowers would be utterly disastrous but that it would decimate everyone involved.
I figure with all this one world government shit being thrown in our faces everywhere, the best way to institute one would be to interconnect all existing systems and then centralize them(Exactly what is being done now) and if/when resistance to such an idea occurs, one can completely manipulate food supplies/water supplies/shelter to compel dissidents to acquiesce to whatever demands may be installed.
Trying to predict the future is kind of like writing fan fiction I suppose, but in that case we are both equally guilty.