So far, every single century was the theater of wars between countries.
After WWII, the International community said it had to end, but there was the war of Vietnam, and all kind of conflicts here and there.
The creation of the United Nations was supposed to be a guarantee that Nations will team together, and stop fighting each others.
With the fall of the Wall of Berlin, it was said it was the end of all these instabilities, and the beginning of a new peaceful World.
The 21st Century was said to be the beginning of a new era, the first time in History, with a World without wars, were countries will be engaged into an irreversible friendly relationship and moving forward together.
All these were positive and great moves to end centuries of deadly wars, which exterminated millions, may be billions of human beings.
Is this Utopia over?
Europe is in peace now, and there is no reason it changes for a while. (hope so)
However, now, you have Syria, as well as the endless conflict between Israel and Palestinian territories. Russia has began showing its muscles again. And of course, North Korea, with their crazy "President" who challenges everybody, and Trump who is ready to take up the challenge...
What is Russia and the International community can't make their mind about Syria?
What if one day, Russian's soldiers get accidentally killed during a bombing by US forces there?
What if North Korea starts shooting its missiles toward Japan, or the USA ?
What if India and Pakistan begin a war ?
There is obviously a cliffhanger at the four corners of the World.
My worry is that History repeats, and that a global conflict would rise again very soon.
What's your thoughts?
TurtleJohn from Spain
April 13, 2017
I hate to think about that
April 13, 2017
Back to 10 years ago, I would have told you "no", a Global war is no possible anymore. But today, I would say "yes", it's possible.
April 14, 2017
To have a conflict at the scale of the World, you'll need to have several major countries against each others. I don't see how this can happen.
The USA, Russia and China maintain a balance of power, they show their muscles, but at the end, they will never enter in war together. There is absolutely no point in this, and nothing to win.
There can still be major conflicts. For example, I predict something is going to happen between North Korea and the USA. I don't know which form it's going to take, but something will happen. In theory China is the allied of North Korea, but China will not enter into military conflict with The USA to protect North Korea.
Same thing for Syria. Russia is the allied of Syria, but it will not start a war with The USA about it.
Lot of people are criticizing the globalization of the Economy, but I think this is what protect us from a "global" war. If Russia or China begins a War, their economy will collapse and after the war, no matter the winner, no one will ever work with them for a while, ruining these countries for decades or a century.
That's my point of view, but I can be wrong of-course.
April 14, 2017