Well, there are different degrees of how World War 3 could play out. If it's a nuclear exchange, it all depends on where you live. If you're in a
major metro area, chances are, you won't have to worry about it...you'll be vaporized or die soon in the aftermath.
If you're more rural, you have a better shot. For example, at work, I'll be in an orange zone of any nuke impact on a major nearby target (in a red
zone if on the drive home). If at home, I'll survive and be out of even the yellow zone of even the biggest warheads. So for me, it's all about the
time of day of the attack if it goes nuclear.
Most other situations, we'd probably survive ok...if not with the same quality of life.
Of course, chances are WW3 won't happen much on US soil without missiles. Logistically, we are almost impossible to invade...at least with any chance
of success. Where it would impact us is economics, rationing, availability of imports, etc.
this has me a bit worried for the first time.
Here's a dose of realism that should help. We now live in a GLOBAL ECONOMY. This situation really pours a big bucket of water on the fires of war.
Why? Because everyone depends on everyone else. Who is going to war with us? China is likely your first bet...but you'd be wrong. For starters, we owe
them a lot of money. We can't pay if we don't exist. Bad for business. Also, are you going to kill your biggest customer? Of course not. Russia maybe?
No...while they have the hardware and people, they don't have enough of a modern arsenal to mount it. Going a nuke route though, they'd have a chance,
but for what? To rule a ruined planet? Neither of these contenders has the means to transport and support a large force actually invading here. Any
other power is limited to harassing terror attacks mostly. Deadly to the affected city, but not to the US overall in a matter of war.
Simply put, there is neither the incentive for another world war, or the possibility of any rewards of it, to make it worth waging. So you are likely
worrying about nothing here.
That said, the chances of economic collapse or some natural disaster are a LOT more probable, and would be a better reason for any
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