Possible Reasons of World War 3


This is just an imagination, let us hope it will never happen.

The world has experienced 2 world wars, involving a major part of the world. Both the wars killed a large number of civilians and soldiers. The wars changed geography of many nations and gave birth to many new countries. Some nations emerged as superpowers, some other nations got a setback.

The 3rd World War will be next episode of the world wars. What would be the possible reasons of the WWIII? What will be the future of the world after World War III? Here are my views:

Terrorism: Reason Number 1 of World War 3

In my views, terrorism will be the topmost reason of World War III. A terrorist group will be able to get nuclear weapons with missiles, which it will drop on a city of USA, UK, France, Israel or India. The victim country will discover the terrorist group and the country supporting the group, and will declare a total war against the country. Other countries of the list I have mentioned above will support the victim country.

I fear that the some of the Muslim countries will take it as a war against Islam, and they will support the terrorist country. Muslim countries of Middle East will stop the supply of Petroleum to the victim country and its allies.

To safeguard their own interests, Russia and China may help the countries fighting against United States and Israel. In this case, the war will be fought for a long period.

Iran-Israel Conflict: Number 2 Reason of World War 3

The tensions between Iran and Israel will grow. Both the countries are of aggressive nature. One of the country will declare a total war against another for a minor reason or without a reason. To help Israel, United States will declare war against Iran. To check United States, Russia and China will enter in the war. Following this, UK and France will enter the scenario to help United States.

As the war is basically between Iran and Israel, some Arab countries will enter in it against Israel. Like in the situation in Number 1 reason, here too the Middle East Countries will stop supply of Petroleum to Europe and America.

China-Japan Conflict: Reason Number 3 of World War 3

China-Japan conflict may be another reason of World War III. If a war is broken between these two countries, United States will enter it to safeguard Japan. To check United States, Russia will enter the war. I do not think that European countries and the countries from South Asia, Middle East and Africa will enter in the war as there is no reason for them to do so. That means it will be a small version of World War.

North Korea-South Korea Conflicts: Reason Number 4 of World War 3

The conflicts between North Korea and South Korea will lead to use of nuclear weapons, and giving way to World War III. Like in the reason Number 3, here too, the war will be limited to Eastern Hemisphere.

Opportunity: The Best Reason For World War 3

Any big conflicts between any two nations are opportunities to declare war for some nations. The real reason behind World War III may be NO REASON, or just an opportunity. Opportunity to test new weapons, to test power and to flourish the war industry.

Some Other Reasons

Besides the reason I have given above, there may be some other reasons which will be responsible for a World War, like shortage of land, shortage of resources etc, but such reasons are not applicable for World War III as they are reserved for 4th World War, I think.

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Akriti Mattu 17 months ago from Shimla, India

Nice post.

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teaches12345 3 years ago

With the world experiencing such economic downfall, it is a possible gateway to another world war. You have mentioned some very real potentials for a global disaster of some kind. I hope we are both wrong.

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MizBejabbers 3 years ago from Arkansas

Janismus, about Germany, I just don't know and I guess that's why I was asking. The Germans seem to be fast friends with the U.S. at this point, but WWII may have taught them a great lesson. The problem is, if it is a WW, European countries may not have a choice of whether to get involved. I will say that the U.S. needs to learn a lesson from France. When they are attacked or otherwise agitated, they send in the Foreign Legion to ruthlessly take care of the problem, and that's that. We pussy foot around for years in a lingering war losing manpower to both sides. I'm not a hawk, but I believe that sometimes a clean slice can save a body from gangrene.

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always exploring 3 years ago from Southern Illinois

This frightens me. I know it will probably happen but maybe not. Greed is the root of all wars...

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jainismus 3 years ago from Pune, India Author

Thanks MizBejabbers for reading and commenting.

I think this time Germany will not involve itself in the world war. What you say?

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jainismus 3 years ago from Pune, India Author

You are absolutely right, point2make. Without going in details, I have already hinted it in 'Terrorism: Reason Number 1 of World War 3'.

However I would like to add your point to the this Hub. Thank you for reminding.

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point2make 3 years ago

You left out another intriguing scenario jainismus. The real possibility of a nuclear exchange between Pakistan and India. While it is believed by many that the US is keeping the Pakistani nuclear arsenal under close observation and would, itself, intervene if it appeared that the weapons were in danger of falling into the wrong hands the danger to India would be real.If Islamic extremist acquired control of Pakistan's nuclear weapons India would certainly be on the target list. Good informative and interesting hub...voted up..

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MizBejabbers 3 years ago from Arkansas

Interesting concepts and comments, and I certainly see the possibilities. I notice you didn't mention Germany. Where do you think Germany will stand?

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JanMaklak 3 years ago from Canada

I'm of the belief that WWIII has already been fought economically and China won it. Most of us don't even realize we were in a war! Winning at economics is more powerful than any guns, tank etc.

The scenario s you present above will always be won by the country that can be more brutal than the other. for example If China pulled out all the stops on Japan China will win. If the US comes to Japan's defence it will not be for the duration and will be a "measured" response, not an all out one. BY pulling out all of the stops I mean that truly all is fair in war. Be it nuclear, gas or biological the victor in the next physical world war WILL be decimating the opponent.

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rfmoran 3 years ago from Long Island, New York

And here I am just worried about an approaching blizzard. Well thought- out hub. The scary thing involving "reasons" is this: a terrorist state doesn't even need a reason.

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drbj 3 years ago from south Florida

Regardless of the reasons or non-reasons for another World War, jainismus, it would be total disaster for every person on the planet because of the availability of the latest nuclear weaponry.

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billybuc 3 years ago from Olympia, WA

Are your scenarios ridiculous? I think not. All one has to do is look back in history to the assassination of Archduke Ferdinand, which precipitated World War I. One small act and suddenly the dominoes fall.

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