Asked by Grover Carroll War and Military HistoryThe End of the World (apocalypse)
Is World War III going to happen?
January 07, 2020 4:25PM
At some point down the road, a major conflict isn’t impossible—but as of Jan. 7, 2020 (and despite World War III trending on Twitter), no nations have declared war as a result of the U.S.-led killing of Iranian general Qassem Soleimani on Jan. 3.
Yes, Iranian Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei did vow to take revenge on U.S. targets in the region, and a war between the countries is possible, but a world war is “a war engaged in by all or most of the principal nations of the world,” says Merriam-Webster. A lot would need to happen in order for this to occur.
January 13, 2020 9:45AM
July 16, 2014 11:15AM
Yes and no. You see, we right now live in one of the most peaceful ages not seen since the end of the Cold War (Which wasn't actually war).
But there is a lot of tension right now with mostly rebels and terrorist organizations starting to launch massive offenses. ISIL and IS could theoretically right now take over one country out of Iraq or Syria and theoretically become a new country.
Tension between the European Union, the US, Ukraine, and Russia along with N. Korea and China having grudges against us but not showing it with guns means that, in short.
Yes, There is so much tension all over the world, Gaza, Israel, the UN, European Union, Russia, N. Korea, China, Burma, Ukraine. A mild provocation could mean all out war. Basically; not now, not this year, but sometime if a provocation occurred. All countries involved would go to war and sides would be quickly taken and WWIII would happen. Or, the end of the world as some people call it.