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World War III by YNot1989 World War III by YNot1989
Houghton Mifflin Social Studies
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Chapter 14: The Third World War
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Dark Red: Turkey and Japan
Majenta: Coalition Nations
Pink: Neutral Prior to 2052
Dark Blue: The Alliance
Light Blue: Officially Neutral, Alliance Supporters
Grey Green: Neutral

The Third World War began in earnest on November 23rd, 2050 with the Japanese coordinated assault on America's Battle Star Network and domestic air bases. The attack crippled the Alliance's space systems and allowed for Turkey to begin a wider assault on the Polish Bloc. and India.

Using what little air power remained, and bolstering their diminished space forces with secretly stockpiled satellite systems he US launched a series of strikes on Japanese air and naval bases on the home islands. For the next year Southern Europe would be invaded by the Turks who would eventually spread as far as southern Russia and Poland itself.

Desperate for aid, Poland begs the US to launch an attack directly on Turkey, but the US cannot abide with its diminished forces. Working with the British, the US eventually is able to launch a devastating strike on Turkey, though taking heavy losses on their own side.

By 2052 Germany is approached by the Turks, promising them control over Eastern Europe while they promise to not spread farther than the Balkans. German enters the war with France and launches a western front against Poland. Attacked from all sides, the US is forced to send direct ground forces to the Poles via St. Petersburg meeting the Germans and the Turks to stop their advancement toward Warsaw. Scorched Earth Tactics by the Poles buy the Americans and British forces time to set up forward operations.

By 2053 the US has launched a new Battle Star network (for now consisting of only a single next gen Battle Star), and a next-gen fleet of hypersonic UCAVs that level Coalition military forces. The Germans and French are pushed out of Poland, while the Turks are pushed back over the Carpathians and into the Balkans, while China and Korea expel the Japanese from mainland Asia. A hasty treaty is pushed through in Geneva ending the conflict, but granting Japan and Turkey their sovereignty, and Turkey a sphere of influence in the Islamic World. Poland is furious at the American refusal not to destroy the Turks once and for all, but they are left with an empire close of their 17th century holdings. Britain now dominates a thoroughly stagnated Atlantic Europe. The most controversial section of the treaty is the article providing that only America will have access to militarize space, while other countries will only be able to have commercial activity.

Death Toll: 50,000

**This scenario was conceived by STRATFOR founder, and geopolitical/economic analyst George Friedman. I did my best to illustrate his very interesting scenario which you can read about in great detail in his books: "The Next 100 Years," and the "Next Decade"
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:iconbimbazava:
Big enemy is secret Zionism government,illuminati,freemasons,,,,son of devil on earth,,,
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kazi2000 Nov 25, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
nice :)
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:iconcanuleyo:
The question my "friend" is not when it will start.... the question is why it didn't strat.
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:iconynot1989:
YNot1989 Jul 8, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Well for one thing Turkey has only recently started to reemerge as a major power, and Japan has been in economic decline for the last twenty years and has yet to reemerge (though it is expected to over the next ten years).
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:iconcanuleyo:
My friend, there won't be a war. And turkey a super power.... not gonna happen.
That is coming from the same guy who said China was never gonna be a power and Japan was the gravity center of Assia... China and India are my horses.
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:iconynot1989:
YNot1989 Jul 12, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
They're already the most influential power in the region, and as Iran's power continues to grow Turkey will respond to counter their ambition. China is already showing signs of internal crumbling, and India will probably peak within the next decade. Japan has staying power.
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:iconcanuleyo:
You know that kind of thinking is the one that power crumbling have.
I wouldn't understimate the chineses... They can find a way to success.
I doubt this will be the "american century".
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:iconynot1989:
YNot1989 Jul 14, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I don't underestimate the Chinese, but just look at their history. They've been civilized for 5000 years, and they always do this: rapid growth, followed by internal instability, followed by the central government closing the country in, followed by stability with poverty, rinse and repeat. They'll be lucky if they can pull a Japan and break that cycle, but it will cost them rapid growth anyway.
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:iconcanuleyo:
You're a yank, you still believe you're right. Don't understimate man.
Don't follow Stratfor mantra....
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:iconynot1989:
YNot1989 Jul 14, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I don't follow Strafor mantra completely, personally I think they're horribly underestimating the potential affects of climate change and technological development (I lean more on the Kurzweilian side); to say nothing of how much of a factor space will play. The problem is that at his core, Friedman is right about one thing: The United States has the advantage in every area I have just mentioned, with the exception to climate change (we're all screwed there). And I don't underestimate mankind; I simply except that humans are pathetically predictable creatures as a group.
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