Lets face it, World War 3 will happen sometime in the 20's, so lets throw out our predictions. Color in the 2 sides as Red and Green. Add more colors to special countries and tag them as such.
Gray: Second Ukrainian Civil war, except bigger and deadlier. Triggers when WW3 is declared. Pro-Russians vs Pro-Western. Absorbed into World War.
Light Green: A while after the war starts, N.Korea begins its invasion of its Southern Counterpart. China and Russia distance themselves from that area of the conflict, though US and others get involved.
Yellow: Countries that could join one way or the other, either at the beginning or later in the war.
Blue: India and Pakistan will not join on the same side of the war. If one joins a side, the other will most likely join the opposite side.
Trigger of the war: An Israeli-Iranian conflict occurs for whatever reason. Russia and China side with Iran, while NATO backs Israel. Negotiations break down, and war begins. It is initially just Nato and Israel, vs Russia, China, and Iran, but very quickly other nations get involved for their own reasons.
Iran would most likely invade Iraq to get to Israel. Think of it like Germany's schieflen plan, except they have too in order to wage war properly. Plus Iran would love some of that Iraqi clay
Oops sorry meant that to be yellow. I have a feeling 'Nam would side with China if the Chinese give up a few precious islands. If not 'Nam would side with West near the end of the war for those islands
Nah, they still capture our precious land in the mainland.
And even if they gave the island Vietnamese still hate them until they stop border with them.
Just border with China is already cancer.
Look at it this way - there's a NATO side that de facto "rules" the world, and the "Anti-NATO" side where countries got nothing in common except their dislike of NATO dominance.
For NATO a global war is bad because it could actually shaken their position.
For Anti-NATO a global war is bad because they can't realistically win, and even if they do the world would be in such a mess isn't not even worth it.
Vietnam maybe side with USA in first day because China probably declare war with Vietnam in first day because they always target Vietnam border and it's their culture to view us just an indepent china state.
And if it doesn't happen, Vietnam probably neutral in the rest of the war.
The only reason to Vietnam ally with China is that Vietnam honor Russia, while accepting that China ruin the country, but the people will protest because they have to sacrifice its life for China.
Even Cantonese in Vietnam hates China.
WW3, Russia, rly?
Its not true.
We have big problem in economic and "white" population, border country don't support "core" land and people want life better - in European world on west, Islam world on southwest, occupation by china in east.
This divide "Russian" people for civil war, history know what happening century ago if country enter in war with unresolved problems.
Yes yes... after 1867.
I did not know how to paint - as potentially unstable border area (too incredible option) or a part of the US
Besides, I have not painted over many countries, which is not assured.
>high public opinion of America
>somehow implying Vietnamese communist leaders are going to risk fighting the PLA ground forces 1v1 over the public's opinion
Rule 1: Think before you post.
How often does Vietnam's government listen to its people?
Omg have you never talked to any Vietnamese person about China before? Dislike is an understatement. Same with most of SE Asia. Not to mention all of their ongoing territorial disputes.
Seriously this is I think the second time I've seen you post this but I had to say something is time. You're literally retarded.
Well I mean the Vietnamese people will be the ones doing the fighting, and they surprisingly love the US. They love us almost as much as the Philippines. Vietnam realized that they should have become a satellite of us instead of China when it was too late.
>China fighting a world war on Russia's side when it hasn't nothing to gain and everything to lose
>Russia being capable of fighting a war against NATO
>Vietnam joining the war
There might be further proxy wars around Russia, a conflict in the middle east or escalating border skirmishes in southeast Asia, but no one wants a world war and will do everything to avoid it.
It will be yet another European Civil War.
Finland and Sweden aren't in NATO. Finnish political stance is also quite hazardous, we have neighbourhood treaty with Russia which pretty much states that our territory can't be used for operations against Russia and that if we get threatened in any way that might threaten Russia as well, Russia would help. But then again we have friendship treaty with NATO as well.
>Literally light against dark.
Also, no sane country would go into a war in this day and age.
No. Come WW3 you'll see them at least take advantage of the other's moves. Russia has very few forces on China's border and two nuclear states in a ground war is dangerous.
I don't get why so many non-Russians assume Russia and China do not have a beneficial mutual relationship.
Ever since sanctions hit, Russia's lifeblood has been China.
Unless the Viets declare war and risk nuclear annihilation, they won't be doing any fighting.
What? No. Most of their imports are Russian.
Also, Israel is our greatest ally (trademark) and therefore they go where we go come WW3.
China and Russia are actively supporting Iran, Iraq, and Syria with military arms and economic support.