reply to post by SpaceBoy97
IMO, WW3 will be fought as then human rights activist and Bishop Dom Helder Camara said in the early 70's:
WW3 will be fought not with missiles and planes but with the bare fists and rage of the masses of the dispossessed.
I see rather an increase in random violence. Demonstrations going out of hand and some copy-cat of a "French Revolution phenomena" will take place.
Meaning someone is beginning to actually execute the leading men pulling the strings. This might not happen in a specific country as such, but would
be pretty much a global affair happening in many countries at the same time. It might begin with countries as Italy, Greece and Spain demanding an end
to NATO participation. Libya might become quite active with a pro Gaddafi revolutionary wing. Egypt might just go berserk.
My take on this is that once a country reaches 20%+ unemployment, anything can happen. The moment a people revolt, all normal diplomatic channels will
collapse. How does one "negotiate and consult with a country that has no more leaders, or has now a faction of a 1/2 dozen leaders?
Africa as well might just become a new powder keg.
After all, globalization has made the raw materials the crux. NATIONALISM will again begin to become a strong motivator. The desire for people to
control their own resources. Water also will become a big deal. Africa especially is a continent with hardly any "natural borders". meaning tribal
lands as they had existed prior to colonization Once the fires flare up in too many places as one, even the best string-pullers will get lost in the
chaos. Nationalism is already seen to emerge in Greece. Many NAZI-like organizations will emerge all over the globe. Land disputes, border disputes
etc will flare up. And eventually it will become a mess globally. Hardly a place one can use a nuke to "calm things down."
One should.picture it akin to a massive demonstration. Usually the line between the demonstrators and the police is well drawn. Only on occasion one
sees a few demonstrators break through the police lines and are then quickly over powered. Most demonstrations have a large "DMZ" in which the tear
gas grenades land. Now picture this so common image in which "White" -(Demonstrator) and "Blue" - (Cops) is so mixed up as like a mass gathering
of 2 sports teams in their different uniforms that no "line" can be seen. Pretty tough to launch a nuke into it.
OTH one also has to realize that all empires fail eventually, and as history teaches us, it is always the "have not" and the "primitives" that
will triumph over the advanced societies. That's why we had a "dark age" after Rome.
Nationalist countries will remain and mostly lead the world after.
The Middle East? Yes with Israel being the loose cannon in the pack, anything can happen so. And a "real war" scenario might be possible. Given that
so many Fundamental Christians believe also in the "end times", the Muslims believe in their "Mahdi" - well anything can happen.
However for most part the most logical outcome will be civil unrest on a global scale.