That's a really difficult question to answer, but it probably would be because one group of countries is no longer willing to tolerate the shortcomings of another and their feud would spill outside borders and trigger a world war.
Of course there is also the philosophy that we are already fighting world war III and the cause is terrorism triggered by the fall of the World Trade Centers. If one thinks about it, there are very few countries currently at peace with the world. Almost everyone is fighting with someone somewhere currently. In these cases and in the case of most wars, philosophical differences lead countries to find excuses to fight with each other.
Just my 2 cents
Stupidity, ignorance, venality. By both the politicians and their subjects. That is the answer to all questions of relationship, whether personal or political.
World War III will likely occur as the result of either a global shortage of resources (i.e. oil) or through fanatical behavior and actions that will sort the countries of the world on one side of the aisle or the other. It will not be the existence of the fanaticism but the end that it comes to. For example, let's say Iran explodes a nuclear weapon within the borders of Saudi Arabia and then threatens to carry out the same act in France. The act combined with the continued threat could set the wheels in motion for a counter attack on Iran. Countries would find themselves aligning with either faction and electing to enter the fray much in the same way as it occurred in WWII. Once that happens, then it is a matter escalation of events. War is much the same as it has always been, it's the weapons that have changed and thus changed the tactics of war.
by Chris Mills 3 years ago
Could the war on terror ever be called World War III?The Wikipedia definition of World War is "a war involving many or most of the world's most powerful and populous countries. World wars span multiple countries on multiple continents, with battles fought in multiple theatres." ...
by Castlepaloma 7 months ago
1. Heavily Continuous NationalismFascist push patriots slogans, symbols, songs, carrying a cross and Flags everywhere. He promises America will be the greatest nation the world has ever seen. Wail ignoring much of Climate Change, LGBTQ, Economy, Civil Rights, etc.2. Human RightsFor fear of enemies,...
by ryanjhoe 6 years ago
Is there any of you guys have hub score above 90? If yes, what is the exact score you guys have?
by days leaper 5 years ago
As some-one said to the question. "Is any-one else in the west fed up of america's war mongering?" that 'we're already in a third world war due to all the skirmishes that the major powers are involved in'. But does this constitute a world war, or a pre cursor to a world...
by pimentelteixeira 6 years ago
Are we closer than ever of the WW3?For the past few months we have seen countries in the Middle East rising against its leaders, and once again Western countries are involved in Middle East affairs; with the Arab League control being question day after day, and the tension rising minute after...
by James Kenny 6 years ago
Do you think there will be a Third World War sometime in the next century?When do you think it will happen? Where do you think it will start? Which nations will be involved?
Copyright © 2019 HubPages Inc. and respective owners. Other product and company names shown may be trademarks of their respective owners. HubPages® is a registered Service Mark of HubPages, Inc. HubPages and Hubbers (authors) may earn revenue on this page based on affiliate relationships and advertisements with partners including Amazon, Google, and others.
|HubPages Device ID||This is used to identify particular browsers or devices when the access the service, and is used for security reasons.|
|Login||This is necessary to sign in to the HubPages Service.|
|HubPages Traffic Pixel||This is used to collect data on traffic to articles and other pages on our site. Unless you are signed in to a HubPages account, all personally identifiable information is anonymized.|
|Remarketing Pixels||We may use remarketing pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to advertise the HubPages Service to people that have visited our sites.|
|Conversion Tracking Pixels||We may use conversion tracking pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to identify when an advertisement has successfully resulted in the desired action, such as signing up for the HubPages Service or publishing an article on the HubPages Service.|