this is in the link in the above post of mine
Since it's difficult to find a definition for an event which has only happened twice in modern
history, here's my attempt at an answer to the question 'what constitutes a world war'?
A World War is a military conflict spanning more than 2 continents, in which at least 20 major countries participate in an attack against a common
enemy, and which has the attention of the man-in-the-street due to the significant loss of life.
lets see how many country's are in
conflict or out right war well this is long list www.globalsecurity.org...
from the link
Algeria Insurgency 1992 -->
Angola Cabinda 1975-2006?
Burma Insurgency 1950 -->
China Senkaku Islands 1968 -->
China Spratly Islands 1988 -->
China Uighur 1996 -->
Colombia Insurgencies 1970s-->
Congo (Zaire) Congo War 1998-->
Georgia Civil War 1991-->
India Assam 1985 -->
India Kashmir 1970s-->
India Naxalite Uprising 1967 -->
Israel Palestine 1967 -->
Ivory Coast Civil War 2002 -->
Korea Korean War 1953 -->
Kyrgyzstan Civil Unrest 2010 -->
Libya Civil War 2011 -->
Laos Hmong Insurgency 2000 -->
Mexico Drug War 2006 -->
Namibia Caprivi Strip 1966-->
Nepal Maoists 1996-2006 ?
Nigeria Civil Disturbances 1997 -
Pakistan Baluchistan 2004 -
Pakistan Pashtun Jihad 2001 -
Palestine Civil War 2007-->
Peru Shining Path 1970s-->
Philippines Moro Uprising 1970s-->
Russia North Caucasus Insurgency 1992 -->
Somalia Civil War 1991-->
Spain Basque Uprising 1970s-->
Thailand Islamic Rebels 2001 -->
Turkey Kurdistan 1984 -->
United States Afghanistan 1980 -->
United States Djibouti 2001 -->
United States Iraq 1990 -->
United States Philippines 1898 -->
Uzbekistan Civil Disturbances 2005 -->
Yemen Sheik al-Houti 2004 -->
note no end dates for most of them so it is a KN SK like cease fire or there is still fighting.
Now is this not a world at war???? wars like ww2 are no more,WW1 i will not go there, for the days of trench war are done, to bad the weapons are not!
There will be no more common cause war the wars will be Korea, Iraq, Vietnam, Afghan, and Israel type wars/ conflicts the latest is Libia were NATO
Then there is the piracy in the south of Africa, drug wars in Mexico and some 20 other little conflict's/ civil unrest going on, this is WW3, not
nukes not US vs them, they are all them look at NATO is that not a war within a war? yes it is a war of words between Leaders and brass is this not
what caused most wars? do i see the end of NATO? Well it does not look good.