posted on Mar, 10 2006 @ 12:03 AM
In any serious situation, US, US, Australia, and Canada will mutually defend one another, IMHO.
The really interesting thing: Where exactly would WWIII happen, if it happened?
I see 3 places.
1. The Pacific and Central Asia, courtesy of China adopting an expansionist policy, probably in cooperation with Russia (very unChinese on both
counts, but it may become necessary). America would want to resist if feasible, but nobody would come with for a direct war on Russia or China unless
the Australians feared that China would go for Indonesia and keep looking South as a means of Isolating the Pacific Ocean- in that case the UK comes
in, and if things really get heavy, Canadians may be liberal, but they've got the fiber to step up for their friends if its real.
2. Africa. Africa is unstable. What happens, who does it, etc. is anyone's guess, but sooner or later something has to give there. India will
probably take an interest there sooner or later, as may the Arabs if they ever get their act together. China would probably give silent consent for
that. America and Europe would probably oppose any tampering with Africa.
3. Europe, 20+ years from now. This would be hysterical in my opinion. I'd like to see France and Germany go at it again, just for old time sake.
Actually, it's more likely that if there was a war in Europe it would start as a limited action to reign in a government that wasn't living up to
it's responsibilities under the EU in terms of human rights or economic stability, and it could either be swiftly resolved or could turn into
Europe's civil war, depending. I'm guessing it would be France and Germany versus yet-to-be-admitted members in the East- former soviet sattelites
In this one, America is neither invited not interested, and infact unless Britain was with France and Germany we'd try to assert that the EU's
domestic use of force was subject to UNSC approval, and that could start a serious diplomatic problem that would possibly come to a head in a
trans-atlantic war IF the USA ever backed the UK against any action of the EU.
In all seriousness though- World Wars are probably done for, or close to it. The next world war is going to be a civil war if/when the first one world
government inevitably fails, and it will probably be a one-sided thrashing of the 3rd world by the 1st.