Originally Posted by demonzx
When and where do you think WWIII will start? Personally, as of now, I think either Iran or North Korea will be the flash point. I think that Russia is on the brink of becomming communist agian. Their leader was only the head of the KGB in from 1985-89. Putin is also taking away free speach and many other freedoms we take for granted. What do you think?
Personally I don't think there will be a WWIII in the conventional sense for a couple of reasons:
1) The worlds economies are far to intertwined for it to happen and communications are now almost instantaneous so massive military buildups are far to expensive and far to noticable in real time.
2) There are no really major antagonists anymore while the soviet block was a threat to the west then you always had the possibility of a minor border issue becoming a full blown war once the superpowers and their allies joined in. These days countries like NK do not have that backing they once had if they attacked a neighbour they would be out on their own and easy pickings, Iran is not likely to attack anyone because they have enough issues of their own and once again if they did who is coming to their aid?.
So my belief is that the days of "great wars" are over because they are Logistical, economic and political suicide.